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Posted June 20, 2011
I bought this book a few days ago expecting it to be as good as her previous book or better. I was sadly disappointed. The title did not live up to the book. The author rambles about her relationship failure and her inadequacies. I gave the book a chance and then archived it. Perhaps I was being too critical, but for ten bucks, I would like an adventure at least.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 2, 2011
Buck is a refreshing new voice on the literary scene. The talent first glimpsed in last year's 'Truths' continues to flourish in 'Ghosts of Winter'. 'Ghosts' tells the story of Ros at a pivotal moment in her life. Having lost her mother, her girlfriend and her job, she takes the only course she feels open to her; taking ownership of a rundown manor house left to her by a family friend. The once grand house is now dilapidated and decayed from years of neglect, but its grandeur and stateliness remain under the shabby facade. Ros is alternately attracted and intimidated by the talented and polished architect Anna who has been hired to oversee the renovations required by the bequest. The characters are well developed and intensely real. Winter Manor, first built in 1746, is a fascinating character in the novel in its own right. Buck tells its story in an engaging series of historical vignettes, well spaced throughout the book. It's a wonderful reminder that the past is never truly gone, only lingering just below the surface of our present reality. Not just for the history lovers, the book delivers a wonderfully satisfying romantic storyline as well. Buck is incredibly talented at writing romantic tension, and you will feel it. Buck is very adept with language that is never trite or clichéd. This book is a fantastic read, and I eagerly await her next one.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.