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Delightful, if short
on 3 July 2006
This is a delightful book, with appealing characters. The opening chapter draws in the reader and quickly establishes the focus of the storyline.
Seven sisters with special "gifts" that they use to help others, sometimes as individuals, and sometimes together as a group. They have intriguing ways: of communicating with each other; of making things happen across gentle breezes; and especially with curtains!
An injured hero, struggling under the weight of adversity, both mental and physical, who unknowingly needs their help. Plus a tantalising and slightly whimsical prophecy involving them all.
I loved the story, even though I found it to be sadly, far too short. Which is a shame as there was plenty of scope to develop both the characters and the plot; the story presented opportunities that were never pursued. This is particularly true of the last few pages, which speedily brings everything to an almost perfunctory conclusion, almost as if the author was struggling to meet a publishing deadline. Plus, I thought that there was insufficient explanation of certain aspects, for example, the motivation of the hero's pursuers.
In spite of this, I find myself rating this book with 4 stars as I found it to be a pleasurable read. But be warned - at only just over 100 pages, it won't last you long!