Despite the fact that I usually really enjoy Jane Green's novels, I couldn't get into this one. As usual with her fiction, the pace is slow and more character-driven -- but these characters didn't appeal to me at all, and the only one I felt some interest in was the one who died at the start of the novel.
This book was all the things I want an audiobook to be: rich and deep, with complex characters and a good pace. The story is heartbreaking, and it unfolds in such a way that you feel the shock and sadness along with the characters. It's classic Jane Green, but it's relevant and modern, too.
The recipes are a lovely touch, too, but I had to buy the printed book to get them completely.
I loved the main characters, and I really wanted to like this book, but it moved too slowly for me: I prefer audiobooks with a quicker pace. Still, the characters are well-developed, and the narrative structure is interesting and effective.
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