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Top Customer Reviews
My mother-in-law lent me a handful of them, and first I embarked upon “The Innkeeper’s Daughter”. Less than two chapters in, however, I put it aside. Colloquial dialogue often grates on me (I recall first coming to despise it as I read “Huckleberry Finn” in high school), and for some reason that novel seemed to be squeezing it in whenever possible; really overemphasizing it. I very nearly called my forage into the world of Valerie Wood quits after that experience, but I was eager to learn the appeal of her works. I chose “The Songbird” from the pile and gave her one more try.
"Songbird" is not a bad novel. It’s a bit of fluff; and a pleasant bit of fluff if indeed it’s fluff you’re after. Poppy is a young singer from Hull who wants to make it in the theatre. Her mother is dead and her father runs a coffee shop in town. She is madly in love with her brother’s best friend before imparting upon her career. The people she meets along the way will open her eyes, but just like Dorothy, she also learns to truly appreciate her home and those who love her.
The writing isn’t grand, yet it’s very readable. I believe that most of Wood’s dedicated readers are also from the Hull area and simply love to see their familiar haunts incorporated into a story. Wood certainly does her history, and is eager to show off her knowledge. I felt at times that she was inserting location details that were irrelevant to the story, purely for this “travelogue” type purpose.Read more ›
. love this author ploughing my way through all of her books!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Brilliant, riveting read. Couldn't put it down. Ano t her delightful tale from Val Wood. So full of detail andPublished 17 months ago by joedan
Have now read every book written by Val Wood and look forward to all future publicationsPublished 20 months ago by J Keith Tucker
Fabulous story, wonderful characters, held my attention right to the end.Published on 26 Mar. 2015 by Terri Lyndon
This is a nice story. Kept me reading to find out what happenedPublished on 21 Mar. 2015 by Mrs P D Scoulding