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Posted June 17, 2011
RT rated this story with 4 ½ stars. In my opinion, this is a fair story, predictable and typical of Westerns. In Gregory's stories, the writing is all right. However, the thing that annoys me is the headhopping and how her characters (heroines mostly) tend to describe themselves-cheek color and sometimes figure-when those times it would be more effective described through the eyes of others. Caitlin is a rather conceited, selfish heroine in the eyes of the secondary characters, and her self-describing only made her look more so to the reader. It was only at the end of the story when Caitlin thought Wade might not live did she treat Francesca the housekeeper with more respect. I saw on several occasions where Caitlin referred to Wade as 'the man' and her sister Becky as 'the slight, brown-haired girl' as if Becky was a stranger and the reader wouldn't remember Becky's name. Those lazy writing tactics pull me out of a story. I felt the ending was too sappy and drug out too long and really didn't make up for Caitlin's past haughtiness, mostly because throughout the story she never saw or admitted to her own shortcomings or tried to change. Forgiving Winnifred for withholding her and her father's letters through the years was nice, but it really didn't sound like she did it because it made her a better person. More like what she'd gain from it--peace, contentment, happiness and love. Wade never gave a good reason for falling in love with her.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 16, 2011
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