I wasn't sure this book format (compilation of emails, receipts, etc.) would work in audio format, but I'm so glad I tried it anyway. If you like funny, quirky characters and perfect comedic timing this is the book for you!
Lots of potential here, but somehow never quite came together. Hattie's character is never fully developed as she threads through the stories from her children's lives. I was left with too many disconnects even though it was apparent that the author attempted a ribbon of connection through the individual stories. Putting all I learned about Hattie throughout the book together still left me with an incomplete character who never became real or sympathetic. The first chapter was the closest it got and from then on I lost sight of the real Hattie a little at a time. Overall I found the book frustrating, individual stories were well written, but they were way too loosely held together to be a coherent novel. I'll be anxious to watch this author grow and mature, she definately has the talent to become something amazing.
I enjoy both historical fiction and time travel book so thought this would be perfect for me. I did enjoy the book, but at times wanted to fast forward through the romantic interludes. In this aspect it felt more like a romance novel.
Colin Firth brought the book to life. It was not always an easy listen, but fully engaging!
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