I started on this book just about the second that I got it in from One2One Network but other obligations and life in general has managed to get in the way of me writing my review until now.
My opinion of it initially was probably tainted by the fact that I had just come off a marathon re-read of the Twilight Series [Don’t. Judge. Me.]
But once I got into the book, I started to like it. The back story was necessary but it dragged a bit for me and when I got through that, I was good to go.
Goudge’s characters are far from perfect.
One is a junkie who got her kid taken away from her because she was too screwed up to be a mother.
One is a book store owner in a loveless relationship to a guy who is a first class jerk.
One is a former “dancer” who serves as a mother figure.
One is a famous author with a mysterious past.
One is a young guy with a love for all things sweet and for one of the other characters.
I liked that the character weren’t perfect. No one in the book was above reproach and they all act a bit irrationally at times which pretty much holds true to how people act in real life and if I’m reading general fiction, I want the characters to be real. If I want perfect characters, I’ll read nursery rhymes and “happily every after” stories.
I won’t tell you the ending because that’s never nice but toward the end, things are wrapped up rather quickly and I felt a tiny bit letdown since there were some character relationships I would have liked to see fleshed out a bit. But, all in all, this was a good read.
Was this a book that changed my life?
Was this a book that I would recommend for a plane ride or a weekend read?