Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Learn more Click Here Shop Kindle Amazon Music Unlimited for Family Shop now Shop Women's Shop Men's

Customer Review

on 30 September 2003
Postcards from Wits End comes into the category of romantic novel, but at the upper end of this genre, almost women's contemporary fiction. It is a most enjoyable read, focusing upon a brief period in the lives of three women: Natalie, a journalist who is a widow, her step-daughter Cassie (with whom she has a difficult relationship) and her mother, one-time actress Laura. The time is Christmas, and the setting is Whitsunday Cottage on the western tip of Cornwall. The story is about relationships and how Natalie comes to terms with her loss. There are some eccentric characters (when are there not in such a book?) and beautiful descriptions of the cottage, the surrounding countryside and events such as Cassie's birthday, Christmas, and the heart-rending sadness of the Postcards which Natalie sends ...
One loose end however remains untied: Natlie finds a shoe box belonging to her mother marked "Important, Do Not Throw Away". Natalie is almost tempted to look inside, but doesn't. It appears to be an indicator to something in Laura's past, but is never mentioned again. Perhaps it is merely a red herring, the sea being so close! A lovely read and, thank goodness, definitely not chick-lit of which we've had a superabunance.
0Comment| 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse| Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like this:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.

Please write at least one word
You must purchase at least one item from Amazon to post a comment
A problem occurred while submitting your comment. Please try again later.

There was a problem loading the comments at the moment. Please try again later.

Product Details

4.1 out of 5 stars
4.1 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star