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4.0 out of 5 stars Complex family saga, 19 Sept. 2010
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When I first started the novel I wasn't sure if it would hold enough historical interest for me. However I was very pleasantly surprised- the story became increasingly more complicated as we leapt back into the past through Esther Wickham's diaries. Past and present intermingled as we discovered many complex characters. The themes of sisterly love, family jealousy and romance were all well represented, as well as the historical themes of class and the role of women in the mid eighteenth century.
I also had my misgivings as to whether the subject of astronomy would hold my interest but being meticulously researched it did become a compelling part of the novel.At the end of Part 2 I did feel I could have left the novel there, without further ends tidied up, but there were more surprising revelations which did keep you guessing until the end.
All in all a novel of family relationships, many secrets and a little bit of a fantasy/ghostly element, and you do leave the novel wanting to read more of the author.
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