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Glorified advertising brochure!
on 28 July 2012
I read the first book in this trilogy and once I got past the very, VERY detailed descriptions of the top quality fixtures, fittings and workmanship in the Inn blah, blah, blah I actually didn't mind the story. I am a huge Nora Roberts fan usually and have read many of her books and have yet to find one I didn't enjoy or finish...until now.
The second of the trilogy continues much in the same vein as the first, with much emphasis on the Inn and the many spendid things within it. I found the repeated descriptions of the high quality of everything in the Inn increasingly boring. I happened to google 'Boonsboro Inn' and discovered that it is actually a real place, funnily enough owned and renovated by Nora herself. Amazingly (!) the rooms are exactly as described in the books, from the names right down to the fixtures, fittings and colour schemes. There are even real life versions of the book shop and pizza restaurant right over the road from the Inn and these are owned and ran by Nora's Husband and Son respectively!!
While I'm all for advertisement and publicity for businesses I resent paying for a so called 'novel' that is nothing more than a glorified advertising brochure for all of the Roberts families businesses!
Please, please bring us more of your usual excellent novels Nora and leave the self promoting rubbish alone!