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4.0 out of 5 stars Strong characterisation, 21 July 2011
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This review is from: Waiting For Spring (Paperback)
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Tess has left her home town to make a new life for herself following a bitter divorce. She wants to leave her past behind and start afresh in a place where no-one knows her or her history. However, her low self-esteem and lack of self-belief threaten to undermine her resolution.

This is a story of a woman trying to run from her past but then realising she has to confront her issues before she can really move on. I found I could really identify with Tess, who is an engaging and likeable character. Waiting for Spring is a realistic take on modern life, touching on drugs, abuse and other issues, but without a moralistic or judgemental slant. I found this quite refreshing.

Although a long book at almost 600 pages, Waiting for Spring doesn't feel like a heavy slog. It flows along at a gentle pace, providing lots of little details and insights into Tess's life, past and present. Her relationship with Brian is a central feature and it plays a pivotal role in how Tess learns to accept who she is and why she has come to be this way.

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed Waiting for Spring and was quite surprised that this is a debut novel. R.J.Keller has made a very promising start to her writing career and I would have no hesitation in reading another book by her.
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