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This story is told over three generations of women: grandmother, mother, and daughter. It really should have been cut to be only 1 or 2, as it gets to be very repetitive. The mother's story is the most boring, because you already know what happens before and after her by the other accounts. Olive, the grandmother, is the only genuinely interesting story in my opinion. Everything after that begins to feel a little too incestuous as you don't know which of the male and female characters may actually be related. All in all--very weird and got in the way of any romance for me.
There was nothing particularly intriguing for me, but it would have been a decent story if it just followed Olive, and maybe Lucy. Unfortunately, this book is over 13 hours in which I found myself constantly thinking, "Just get to the point already!"
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I am not a romance novelist reader. Most do not appeal to me as the writing is too simplistic, the story too predictable and the characters too perfect. I like messy characters who are flawed and imperfect. I like stories that surprise or shock me. So, I did not know what to expect with this book but hoped that it would offer something different and it did. Although it is mostly a romance it is also a sweet glimpse into three historical settings and a bit of a mystery. It is a very easy read; flows well and leaves the reader content if not challenged or thinking. I liked it; I didn't love it.
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