3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A complicated family story,
This review is from: The Lake of Dreams (Hardcover)
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I absolutely loved this story when I first started it. Kim Edwards has a brilliant way with words and this instantly draws you in.
I really warmed to the main character, Lucy, and I was very interested in what she was going to dicover. The story centres around some objects she finds in her family home and the story of one particular lady. We are introduced to the contraversial world of women's rights in the early 20th century.
Unfortunately as I got about half way through I found myself becoming increasingly bored. The secret is dragged out over pages of endless (and pointless) description. We are also introduced to so many characters I began to forget who was who and found the family tree in the back next to useless. Also there are many elements to the story, which distracted me from the main focus.
I can only give this 3 stars because by the end I couldn't have cared less about any of the characters. The writing is good but it is not enough to save it.