Pleasant story, not spectacular,
This review is from: Herb 'n' Lorna (Paperback)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)This is the first Eric Kraft book I have read. I was intrigued to find out what it would be like after finding out that all his books form part of the Peter Leroy saga - this book being about Peter's maternal grandparents.
The book is written as if it were a historical essay. It delves into family trees and sources evidence from books, films etc. (all fictional evidence I believe) and also includes quotes of a good friend of the title characters too. This made it different in style to any other fiction book I have read but didn't detract from the story.
The story itself is just that of an ordinary American loving couple going through life from the beginning of the 20th century, through 2 world wars and into retirement. The only difference being that they have a secret.
But apart from that secret there is little to differentiate this couple from any other couple of the period (the author admitted his aim was to make them ordinary but for their secret) so it makes for a pleasant story but maybe not a spectacular one.