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3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what it seems, 10 Feb. 2009
This review is from: The Ladies' Lending Library (Paperback)
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It seems churlish not to praise any book which is sent for review and looking at the voting outcomes, those that do not recommend a book seem to receive more negative responses than those giving five stars.

However, for me this is not a five-star book. I confess that my preferred reading is rather more down market; blood and thunder books as my old father used to say.

And, as others have stated, the title is definitely misleading. The story has been detailed earlier so I, too, was disappointed to find that the style of writing makes for slow reading. For English readers, it is always more difficult to absorb the foreign names of the characters which means pausing for a moment to try to connect who's who.

This, of course, is not a criticism of the author, more of the English reader, like me. I was around in the summer of '63 (I think) but not in Canada. On the whole, as the blurb says on the back of the book,'the perfect summer read for your mother or your best friend', this is a book for more tender appreciations of female family realtionships. I'll definitely pass it on to my best friend and see what she makes of it. Regrettably for review purposes, she takes several months to read a book by which time, I'll have forgotten I passed it on to her.
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Michael Watson
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Location: Halifax, England

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