I would shorten the story. I was bored with book several chapters into the story.
Breakfast with Buddha
Complimentary, clear, feeling
Moving, breathtaking, surprising
Ethan Frome. Once I really got into the storyline of this book, I couldn't help thinking of how easily it would have been for all three major characters to fit into Ethan Frome's life. Without giving away spoilers, there are similarities, but well played and totally fitting.
I think if I had just read the book I wouldn't have caught the emotional depth of the sadness through the eyes of the main character.
I liked the fact that the heroine of the story had spunk as a child and continued as an adult. The story had some nice, slightly predictable twists. What I liked least is that the book was predictable.
My reaction to the ending was I could believe in the ending. That life would continue on with ups and downs, but realistically.
The only reason I listened to this book was because Cristine was the narrator of this book. She gives the characters life with her accents and change of voice to match the character.
This could be a Lifetime Movie Channel movie. I could see it as a mini series. There's enough to use with a bit of embellishment to fill in a few blanks. Although, it could be more of a romantic comedy.
A different narrator that is easier to understand would have made a huge difference for me. I didn't finish the book because most of it seemed to be garbled English and hurried.
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