I enjoyed this book because the characters are not outrageous stereotypes. These women are more like you and me than is the norm in Chic Lit. The characters change and grow throughout the book and they do not depend (too much) on men rescuing them from their troubles. I loved getting to know these women and cheered for them when they changed their lives for the better. I also love shoes, which predisposed me to like this novel. This book is slower paced than you might be used to for this genre, but give these characters a chance and they will win you over with their regular gal charms.
I was not expecting much when I downloaded this audiobook having never heard of this author. When you have chronic insomnia and it is two AM, well a girl needs some Chick lit to help her through the night. The first scene in the book made me cringe but I stuck it out and the book became interesting and I got invested in the characters. I enjoyed this novel but then again I am so sleep deprived perhaps I am not a reliable reviewer.
This would have been a great read some years ago, but the information age has progressed so rapidly that it is now largely outdated. Come back in twenty years and it will be interesting as a chronicle of the early years; now it is just old news.
Who better than the author of Gates of Fire to do justice to the enigmatic character of Alexander? For those who are fascinated and horrified at the same time by detailed and accurate descriptions of ancient warfare, this is your book. Lacking all the formulaic elements that can destroy otherwise good historical fiction (love interests and/or comic relief from sidekicks that did not really exist, etc.) this is a bare bones descriptions of a great man at war with himself.
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