No, I don't think so. This was my first Cathy Kelly book and it was too light for my taste. The characters were not given any space to truly evolve, and they came out flat and boring. The story was predictable and a bit hard to engage in.
No, not at all, but the thing about this light chicklit books is that they have to be well-written and hva interesting, loveable characters, something this book is sorely missing.
It is OK as a light read, as background noise to make housework more enjoyable, but don't expect too much of the story or the characters.
An actual interesting storyline, interesting characters, and a narrator who woesn't do a faux Italian accent. It sounds fake, and it is annoying to listen to.
That there were no interesting characters or storyline whatsoever. I have enjoyed her other books, and were looking forward to reading this, but this doesn't come even halfway close to her other books.
She had a horrible fake Italian accent whenever one of the characters in the book said something. I don't even know why narrators do this. Everyone can hear that they don't know the language they are trying to fake, and we know that the characters are from Italy. Wouldn't they speak Italin to each other then? Why the need for bad accents?
No, I'm sorry but it didn't!
I don't really know. Noone? People who like stories about mermaids?
That I have enjoyed so many of her other books, and this one was just so silly. I couldn't tell the main characters from each other, and the men they fell in love with, yuk and yuk!
She was the only good thing aboyt this book
What wouldn't? Some action maybe. For better parts of the book nothing happens at all. I was just waiting for something to happen, but no. The outcome was as predicted as well, no news there. She chose the one I knew she'd choose, and all was well in the world. I can't believe that a trilogy with such a promising start had such an incredibly boring ending. The entire book lacks inspiration.
Hmm.. maybe? I loved the first book in this trilogy, so why not?
All the narrators read in monotone voices, so that the already boring story got even more boring and tedious.
The originality of the plot. It is something different from the other young adult dystopian books I've read recently.
All the new and interesting twists that showed up along the way.
Jack, without a doubt. I found Evie to be a bit silly and boring in the beginning, but she got better as the story progressed.
Okay, so I love Precious and her little detective agency. I never thought I would. THe reason why I've given this such a low score is because it is abrigded. By doing this, they totally wreck the book. The good thing about the story is all of Mma Ramotswe's own thoughts and the way she herself tells the story. By just summing it up for the reader, well, let's put it this way: I will never buy an abrigded version again. I don't even know why they would do that to good books....
I don't know. People who like to listen to a bad French accent?
I couldn't get into it. The start dragged and dragged. I tried several times, but I just didn't like the story. And the really bad narration didn't help.
Caroline Lee who does the other Belinda Alexandra books. She is really good!
Of course! I really loved it. I think it is interesting to read a book that is set in Mussolini's Italy and the characters and their relationships between them is beautifully described. I was sad when the book ended.
I liked that it was set in Italy before and during the war. I am a history teacher, and thus very interested in history. This story told about an era that has been described in many books, but I have never read one from Mussolini's Italy.
Yes! More than one, but I can't reveal them because it would reveal too much of the story and parts of the ending. But this is a story set in times of war, and many of the main characters are partisans. It goes without saying that they experience both dramatic and sad moments.
Yes, I would because it is a good story about a time and place in history few of my friends know little about. I loved how we get carried into te history of the Spanish civil war in all its grusomeness.
The author's formidable knowledge of history, and her ability to tell it in an interesting way. I also loved her way of describing the family relations, and I loved how all the little mysteries all comes together in the end.
I like that she manages to keep the story interesting!
La Rusa! She is an interesting woman with an interesting history, and maybe she could have finished off the meal with a little dance?
It reminds me a lot of Dan Brown's novels, especially "The Da Vinci Code" as it takes a story that already exists and weaves it into a new setting. In "The Da-Vinci Code" it was the Bible and in this book it is Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. I really liked how the author has created this whole new story based om the original one.
A lot of bad Italian accent.
The real story behind Romeo and Juliet
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