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Precious and Fragile Things

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Another hit for Megan Hart

Very different for Megan Hart...But another winner! It's definitely not a romance..but it has a lot of feeling. Really makes you think.

posted by sunfire114 on February 11, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

It's not Romance...

This book stuck with me for several days after I read it, and not in a good way. I did not like the ending and I will tell you why without giving the book away too much. I have read a couple other Megan Hart books and have enjoyed them very much. This book is very dif...
This book stuck with me for several days after I read it, and not in a good way. I did not like the ending and I will tell you why without giving the book away too much. I have read a couple other Megan Hart books and have enjoyed them very much. This book is very different from her other books and while I have to give her props for attempting to try a new approach, it just fell flat in the end. In Precious and Fragile Things, both characters (there are only two in the book) have come to a metaphoric crossroads and are in need of a truly great redemption in order to proceed with their lives with any sort of dignity. Despite different back grounds, culture, and history Todd and Gilly have been thrust together in a situation that neither one wants and must share a common ground. Both have the ability to heal each other deep wounds if only they could look beyond their current predicament. The set up is ideal for a great romance, but instead Hart heaps on the tragedies almost to the point of being cliché. I do like the way she takes time to get to know her characters and you really wish they would have a happy ending despite their stupidity. But in the end I feel neither Todd nor Gilly took responsibility for any of their actions. Overall it was not a horrible read and I think I will give Megan Hart another try. You will have that "empty" feeling after reading this book so you will definitely need to read something light and happy next.

posted by Ryoga on January 7, 2011

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  • Posted January 7, 2011

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    It's not Romance...

    This book stuck with me for several days after I read it, and not in a good way. I did not like the ending and I will tell you why without giving the book away too much. I have read a couple other Megan Hart books and have enjoyed them very much. This book is very different from her other books and while I have to give her props for attempting to try a new approach, it just fell flat in the end. In Precious and Fragile Things, both characters (there are only two in the book) have come to a metaphoric crossroads and are in need of a truly great redemption in order to proceed with their lives with any sort of dignity. Despite different back grounds, culture, and history Todd and Gilly have been thrust together in a situation that neither one wants and must share a common ground. Both have the ability to heal each other deep wounds if only they could look beyond their current predicament. The set up is ideal for a great romance, but instead Hart heaps on the tragedies almost to the point of being cliché. I do like the way she takes time to get to know her characters and you really wish they would have a happy ending despite their stupidity. But in the end I feel neither Todd nor Gilly took responsibility for any of their actions. Overall it was not a horrible read and I think I will give Megan Hart another try. You will have that "empty" feeling after reading this book so you will definitely need to read something light and happy next.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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