I would have enjoyed this book more if the main characters were not portrayed as people who feel the need to do dramatic things such as throw dishes at each other. Nora Roberts seems to be confused about how to portray someone as a fully living human unless they get stupid and act in ways that I would not let my kids act in! She also seems to think they need to get violent with each other to prove their love. I am not buying it! It is a shame because I liked the basic story line if it could have had less drama.
I found this book to be enjoyable. I liked the lead character's personality. It is kind of a stupid book but still kept me entertained. Mind candy! No hard thoughts required!
An entertaining and romantic tale of the old days in Scotland. I enjoyed the story, not too sappy or predictable. A little bit steamy, but not stupidly so.
A nice light book when you need to believe in good things!
The lead character is dumb. She couldn't think her way out of a paper bag. The climax of the story made no sense. I have read some of this authors Falco mysteries and they are much better than this one.
I am working my way thru the Miss Silver series. Enjoying it for the most part. Miss Marple but with attitude and ambition! Expects to get paid for her detective work. A bit formulaic but still enjoyable. Some insipid characters, but I guess that reflects real life! And the occasional time when I want to say, Oh come on! It is not him, it is his brother, wife, son, daughter etc etc.
I call this type of book, mind candy, passes the time but you don't have to think too hard!
Stupid story, Nora Roberts in a lazy mood. Writing her formula without making the effort to make it believable. Rich guy, amazing morals, poorer girl, stridently independent, then some mysticism so that you don't have to worry too much about whether it even makes sense. You can do better Nora. I am not impressed with this effort.
A good story, but I had a bit of difficulty with the main character. Do people exist who are so lame and pathetic? Even when I was 19 I had more gumption than this 21 year old wimp! Still a good story, but had to get around wanting to slap some sense into the main character!
I enjoyed this book. I have read or listened to many Dick Francis books. He has a tendency to be very violent and morbid. He managed to control his penchant for violence to beset his main characters in this book. His main character was very serious and there were several opportunities for him to be beaten, tortured, mentally abused etc. However, Dick did not maximize these opportunities as much as he had in some of the other works I have read. It was refreshing not to have this happen. I can only take so much gratuitous self destruction in one sitting. It was a nice surprise to have less of this in this particular publication. The characters were likeable and did not get beaten up so badly that it seemed unbelievable. I listened to this book all in one day as I was painting trim at my son's house and I was not bored and not shaking my head. Thanks for a good book Dick!
I think I am officially addicted to this series! I am cheering for my favourite
characters to make it and the not favoured be damned! Entertaining and engaging. I cannot vouch for the factual components but I am hooked! Bring on the next book!
This is a reasonable read. It is entertaining and easy to follow. The downsides are that it is too formula and seems to be a historical book written by a modern person. I enjoyed it but did not believe it!
Although it is predictable, the likeable Mrs Pollifax keeps me getting this series. They always come out right!
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