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Posted January 15, 2014
I have very mixed feelings about this book. I definitely was a
I have very mixed feelings about this book. I definitely was a little disappointed with it. Perhaps I expected so much more because I liked the author’s first book, HER SISTER’S SHADOW, so much. This book does not flow quite as well as Ms. Britton’s first book. I really felt that she did not handle the transitions in points of view and time periods very well. The sudden changes were very distracting. It was almost irritating for me and I sometimes wondered what the section I was reading had to do with the whole. There are still parts that I can’t reconcile a purpose for in the overall story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I found the characters were rather underdeveloped and hard to understand. I didn’t really like or connect with any of them. I often find it hard to thoroughly enjoy a book when this happens and it is more than a little disappointing.
Although I did not think it was the most enjoyable book I have read, it was not terrible either. I do enjoy Ms. Britton’s writing for the most part, but I do not think this is an example of her best work. I hope for more books like HER SISTER’S SHADOW from her in the future.
Posted August 26, 2013
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Thank you to BookSparks Pr and Berkley Trade for sending me the
Thank you to BookSparks Pr and Berkley Trade for sending me the novel Little Island. A family gathering that turns into so much more full of secrets and intrigue.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Grace is looking forward to her family getting together to celebrate the life of her mother Joanie. When a family gathering occurs then conflicts arise. There is a conflict which has shattered the lives of her children. Joy knows what happened twenty years ago but agreed to stay silent. She is also considering whether to leave her husband. There has always been a rift between her and her twin siblings. Roger has recently finished serving his time for a murder charge which stems from the accident, and he is trying to start over. Will his twin let him? Tamar has always been in control except for the accident those twenty years ago. She has stayed in control at work. Her husband has been relegated to the role of nanny for their twin daughters. He is not coming this weekend. Will she be able to cope? Once the secret is revealed how will this impact the family?
Little Island is an interesting story. The author does a great job of setting up the plot. She introduces you to the characters and weaves the conflict within their relationships. The story is a little detail heavy but it is important to follow the rest of the story. There is also a clear distinction of how those characters affect one another and their lives. For me I lost interest at points while the characters were being introduced. This is a good novel.