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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Loved this book. I read it in one sitting. Characters were inte

Loved this book. I read it in one sitting. Characters were interesting and the story really makes you think about what is truly important in life. I could relate to Claire and her feelings towards her marriage and sense of hopelessness.

posted by msmouseBG on April 1, 2013

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

For a rainy day

An average novel, but you can use it to escape a rainy day. The chapters go back and forth from the early 1960s to San Francisco and the wine country with the main characters. The author's description of housewives in the early 1960s sounds very authentic. She cleverly ...
An average novel, but you can use it to escape a rainy day. The chapters go back and forth from the early 1960s to San Francisco and the wine country with the main characters. The author's description of housewives in the early 1960s sounds very authentic. She cleverly disguises Birdy, the mother-in-law. I was very surprised to find out Birdy really was. My advice: wait until it comes out in paperback.

posted by 1000318 on May 24, 2013

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  • Posted February 14, 2014

    Pretty much fluff

    Perhaps a good beach read. I read in two sittings. Clearly Ms Hood was not an adult in the 60s and her timeline for Vivien's life is troubling. If Vivien was in her mid-thirties in 1919, it is unlikely she had a child 15 - 20 years later. Characters are stereo-typical and thin. Plot is so PREDICTABLE.

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