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A diamond (hairpin!) amongst many zircons!
on 31 May 2016
I *really* enjoyed this book, it had just the right combination of story, convention, suspense and humour, and I couldn't wait to get back to it when I had to leave it! (I blame Ms Reynolds for my appalling recent fitbit step counts!) I had a heap of variations on my kindle and had begun wading through them with varying degrees of enjoyment, some blur together, some rely too much on misunderstanding or not speaking or padding out with internal agonisings and unfounded assumptions. I recognise that these are all useful elements in story telling but sometimes you find yourself a little Darcy-like in your lack of patience when something is overdone to the grating on the nerves degree. BUT! Not so this one. I don't know if I've read any others by this author in the past, and I see this is the tenth of ten so I'm definitely tempted to try some others. Jane Austen she is not, but I don't think that's the aim here. But what she is is a credible story teller, using characters, relationships, scenarios, settings and conventions beautifully to weave her own very entertaining tale. I'm not sure how useful a review without going into the plot detail is, but let's just say if you enjoy variations/continuations, and if, like me, you're not after the bodice ripper types, I'm pretty certain you'll love this one.