Top critical review
Three and a half stars, really.
on 24 April 2016
The story is about Honor, a young American woman who has decided to try and find her mother’s family in the South of England. It’s a story of discovery, and of the inevitable relationship that develops between two young people: prickly at first, fraught with misunderstandings, and then a growing friendship.
Sue Moorcroft creates three dimensional and believable people, and while some of her minor caricatures were rather stereotyped, I liked the two main protagonists, and also a teenage boy who is badly bullied at school.
The ending takes a direction I wasn’t expecting, revealing more about Honor’s past and also her marriage, and then eventually leads to the expected and satisfactory conclusion.
Overall I liked this book, and am glad I read it; but don’t feel that I can recommend it to friends due to the ‘adult’ nature of so much of the language and some detailed bedroom scenes later in the book which don't suit the author's style and rather spoiled the flow of the otherwise enjoyable book. Three and a half stars would be fairer.
Read on my Kindle while travelling.