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Stella Bain

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

An interesting look at memory loss. I received a free copy of t

An interesting look at memory loss.

I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads, First Reads giveaway in exchange for my honest opinion.

Stella Bain is an American woman who is found wandering in an exclusive garden in London in 1916. She only has memories go...
An interesting look at memory loss.

I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads, First Reads giveaway in exchange for my honest opinion.

Stella Bain is an American woman who is found wandering in an exclusive garden in London in 1916. She only has memories going back a few months. Surgeon August Bridge and his wife Lily selflessly take her into their home and try to help her regain her memory.

The premise of this story is very good. The slow development of the main character as well as the revelations of her past intrigued me.

The problem that I did struggle with was it was written in the third person. Yet whenever it went into a long period of dialogue it seemed odd to me, like it had an uneven flow to it. I’m not sure if it switched from the third person or not. It just felt awkward.

I do recommend this book based on the quality of the storyline. The distraction from the third person presentation/dialogue issue is the reason that I only give it 4 stars.

posted by Bookworm_Debbie on November 13, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

I always look forward to Anita Shreve's new book and usually rea

I always look forward to Anita Shreve's new book and usually read it in a day, as I did this one. It grabbed me from the beginning
- a good story of a lost woman and how she comes around to finding out who she is. I did not like the last part of the book .
I feel like ...
I always look forward to Anita Shreve's new book and usually read it in a day, as I did this one. It grabbed me from the beginning
- a good story of a lost woman and how she comes around to finding out who she is. I did not like the last part of the book .
I feel like the last part was just a series of long sentences used to tie it all together and let you know what happens to the
characters. I liked the story line, loved Stella Bain but was disappointed in how it came together in the end. 
I will still look forward to the nest book but this one will not be my favorite.

posted by 5148398 on November 18, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    So disappointed

    Stilted and boring. What a disappointment!

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