2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
So good, as always,
By A Customer
This review is from: Fortune's Rocks (Paperback)
I've read several of Anita shreve's novels and I've enjoyed them all, Fortune's Rocks being no exception. This particular novel is set around 1900 and tells of the illicit affair between 15 year old Olympia Biddeford and John Haskell, a man almost 3 times her age. However, John Haskell is a married man with 2 children. Olympia first meets him at a dinner party given by her father, where they are instantly attracted to each other and fall in love. Finding it increasingly difficult to keep away from each other, the couple are driven to taking greater risks, which ultimately leads to devastating consequences. The author writes in such a way that, even when events take a turn for the worse, the reader is soothed by her style of writing which de-stresses the situation without losing any of the book's suspense or interest. Once I had begun this book, I found it almost impossible to put down.