Friday, June 4, 2010

A LOST WIFE’S TALE by Marion McGilvary

Publisher: Harper
Date published: March 2010
ISBN: 978-0061766091
Contemporary romance
Reviewed by Valerie
Obtained by publisher

Not wanting to be found, Edith starts a new life in New York. She takes on a new look, name and hopes to escape her past. She finds a job as a live-in housekeeper for a wealthy, recently divorced publisher Adam. Adam lives in a big house, alone except for occasional visits from his children. Edith soon becomes more than a cleaning lady, but does he really know the woman who has become his lover? Will their relationship survive when Edith’s past finally catches up with her?

After reading this book, I went online to look at some other reviews. Almost all of them were glowing so I suppose there are folks out there who have really enjoyed reading it. Unfortunately and to be completely honest, I found it a bit of a chore. It’s very well written. This author knows how to write rich characters and delve into their psyches. She also shows the readers all facets of their character. However, for my personal reading tastes, I found the plot to be very slow moving. I wasn’t really captivated and I had to push myself to read it to the end. Things do move to a head and things do get a bit more exciting, but getting there took a long time. My own reading tastes tend toward fast action, over the top characters and a fast paced plot. So, I know that there are readers out there who will love this book. Sorry to say, I am not one of them.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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