Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Completely satisfied. I think de los Santos is a great writer, one of the best in women's literature for creating complex characters. Her characters are never one dimensional and this book is no exception. What I really appreciate about the writing is that I didn't find a single character who just existed to move the plot along. Each character, even secondary characters, had a personality that really mattered to the story. They are by turns sympathetic and frustrating, which is exactly what I like to see in a character.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one. The pacing is good, the story is interesting enough, but it was really the characters that made the book for me. I've been reading a lot of page-turning thrillers, so the pace of this one threw me off a bit at first, but once I was into the story I realized it was fitting for the book. I like the fall setting of course and I think it's a perfect season read with a pleasant ending that, while not trite, leaves the reader happy.
I recommend it to lovers of women's fiction, fans of the author, and anyone looking for a happy seasonal read.
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Posted by Julie G at 12:00 PM