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A pageturner although a bit lengthy in the end,
This review is from: Destiny (Paperback)
What a wonderful book with charismatic characters that live with you while you read. The plot boasts with a variety of settings quite illustrious at times, Paris, the Cote Azur, Los Angeles, beautiful English countryside, but also the deep south of the US at the end of the 50s with its racism and the developing Civil Rights Movement. Every character has its function in the vast web of the plot which unfortunatelly gets a bit lengthy in the end.
You follow Edouard and Hélène through their enigmatic and powerful relationship and suffer during the chapters of their separation, almost forgetting at times that their love is already overshadowed by "sins" of their families. Great lovescenes and well structured psychological background add to the pleasant read.
The book has the ability to take you away and it leaves you sad when the story is finally told and you have to close the book and say good bye.