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Leeway Cottage

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2006

    I Almost Didn't Finish Reading It.

    The best thing about this book is that I picked it up at a library sale for only two bucks. Other than that, it was a disappointment. Sometimes unlikeable characters are actually quite interesting, but that wasn't the case with these characters. If they weren't unsympathetic, then they were just plain dull. I didn't care about poor little rich girl Sydney, especially after she married Laurus just to annoy her mother. Once Sydney begins to emulate her mother, the novel becomes even more unbearable. I felt very removed from them and from their story. I just wanted it to end. In fact, I started skimming quite a bit. It seemed like the author took on a very large task--portraying the marriage of an pianist and his rich American wife as well as the Danish Resistance during WWII. These parts didn't mesh well. The shifts between Maine and Denmark were too huge, and the sudden inclusion of Nina's story before the last chapter just seemed out of place. I think the author would have done better if she'd written two separate novels. It was too much portrayed much too quickly for one book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2006

    disappointing book

    The synposis of the book makes it sound so interesting. The book has no center--it is all over the place and I am still not sure what the point is. The author had too many different characters in her novel and I found it difficult to keep track of them all because they didn't really stand out. The Resistance parts don't flow with the book, I am not sure what the author was hoping to accomplish by having this in the book. The title of the book is called Leeway Cottege, yet I am not sure why. Parts of this book were boring and I was happy to finish it. The author did put some great historical facts in the book.

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