This was a fascinating story and great listen. The performer did a fabulous job and the writer made Mrs. Eckley, Mrs. Lincoln and their relationship come to life. By the end, however, I found Mrs. Eckley (spelling?) a little too innocent and selfless to believe. I can't believe such a smart businesswoman would be taken for so many rides.
I would try another book by Kate Atkison - she is a terrific writer, but I would READ it, not listen to it. Books that have a lot of characters, a lot of rotating viewpoints, or shift around in time do not make good audiobooks. This book does all three. You need to be able to flip back and forth in the pages to figure out exactly what she is trying to do with time and an unconventional plot. She had great characters and some great historical detail, butt the book went on for what seemed like a hundred pages too long. I had to force myself to listen for the last three or four chapters. The book seemed to belabor what seemed a fairly obvious point, but again, I think I would have felt differently if I'd read it.
A historical novel of some kind
The London bombings are done quite well. Great detail.
It went on way too long.
She is an excellent writer, however, with beautiful prose and great sibling interaction.
To be fair, I didn't realize it was Christian fiction when I ordered it. So I found that heavy handed, but even if you are a Christian fiction fan, this story spends a long time going nowhere. I also did not realize her other book I ordered was Christian fiction, but that one had a decent story. For me, these are some overly cute characters with overly cute anecdotes that all felt so episodic, I gave up after about a third of the way in.
No,but mostly because I am not her target audience.
Frankly, they all began to irritate me.
WIt and Wisdom: The major has great insights and witticisms that made me laugh out loud. The characters are the perfect pitch for what is essentially a comedy and a romance.
The Major is old fashioned, yet forward thinking. He had very definite ideas of how things should be, but is also open minded.
NO. But I thought he was perfect for this.
The major,of course. Or actually the author. She must be a riot.
This book was entertaining from word one. I can't recommend it highly enough.
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