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By Pamela Harvey on 02-20-11
More of a beach read
I do like chick lit, but it needs to have an edge. This book doesn't quite get there, and I don't know why. The story elements are all there: a paradoxical "what if" situation, a woman's choice between two equally fantastic and glamourous lives, all the material wealth that this woman could want.
I think the narrator is very "preppy", to use an outdated word. She sounds as though she is narrating a J. Crew catalogue, and all the male voices have the same personality, like she is speaking with a smirk or a snark. But I do think she's the perfect chick lit reader.
But the story is not resolved. The listener wants this woman to make a decision, and the book ends just right after this, so that you don't see the consequences of her decision. I guess deciding one way or another would connect the author with one or another "politically correct" position and detract from the storybook feeling.
This is a good read if you want to escape for a few hours, and brings up the question I'm sure many readers have asked themselves about the road not taken.
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