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Sadly lacking something
on 31 July 2014
Disappoints as it goes along. What a let down.
Wasted words and wasted plot in some cases. However, I loved the beginning the Hall saving the day etc. Loved the boys but felt they were a bit neglected, when involved in dialogue or plot they were swiftly dispatched - to set a table or clear the table or some such chore. I became heartily sick of people making cups of tea, putting the kettle on, making coffee - good way of using up words, I include the information about roses in this comment! WHY? I expected their surname to be Rose.
The time lapses were too long. Not enough time spent on major incidents, e.g. mum & dad's problem, brother & dad's sneaky double dealings especially regarding share dividends! And Stephen. Ivy' s party was over before it began! WHY did Molly fall down stairs??
All in all it was half a book with author's notes attached. Very "bitty" and quite lazy!
I'm being very generous awarding 3 stars, this book only deserves 1.
I wouldn't recommend it to anyone! NEVER thought I'd ever say that about a Gil McNeil book!