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The synopsis promised a sweeping 70-year family saga with a secret about a child put up for adoption – juicy! But it was not even close to good.
It was a series of vignettes with no point; they did not relate to each other nor back to the premise in the synopsis. Another reviewer wrote that it was “a series of short stories about naive women and their sex lives”. That made me laugh out loud! So true! Over and over I found myself thinking “here we go again!” it was so gratuitous that it was became preposterous and the author’s clear fetish for breasts was just weird.
By the time I was half way done with the book, I was fed up: yet another inane vignette, yet another pointless sex scene… and endless boobs. Boobs boobs boobs boobs boobs. It was ridiculous.
I kept going because I wanted to know what happened to the daughter that was put up for adoption, but I was listening in triple speed to get it over with. The lying synopsis said that: Josephine spends the rest of her life searching for her lost child – well if she did, that was in another book!
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Ann Hood must have been having a bad year is the only excuse that comes to mind. Full of gratuitous (and utterly disgusting) sex and one of the most depressing story lines imaginable.
What disappointed you about An Italian Wife?
Started off well then turned into a Barbara Cartland
What could Ann Hood have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Less soft porn and more content
Would you be willing to try another one of Cassandra Campbell’s performances?
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Any additional comments?
Wasted one month's credit and could only listen to less than half.