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Enjoyable light read
on 10 July 2012
I was drawn to this book firstly because I had never read anything by Mary Nichols and had heard a lot about her, and secondly by the beautiful cover which told me this would be my kind of story. And it was... once I'd got into it.
I was initially disappointed by the 'straightforward' style of writing and lack of imagination in the choice of words which seemed a bit lazy to me. Then there was the 'head-hopping', purported to be among writing's cardinal sins, and at first I had to back-track several times in order to catch up with who was 'speaking', as the voices changed so very often, even within paragraphs! But once I'd got my eye in, so to speak, the story carried me on and kept me reading.
The characters, although lacking a little in depth (but there are an awful lot of them) did resonate and I soon found myself caring about them. The background detail is just right, not overdone, and I learned so much of interest from it. The plot-line itself is faultless and draws the story to a satisfying conclusion.
If you want an undemanding, enjoyable read then this book fulfils that in spades.