on May 05, 2011
This is one I can honestly say I loved!! I fully intend to find the rest of Ms. Maarten's work!! The characters were unforgetable, the storyline kept you guessing yet so informed, and once I started it I couldn't stop!! This book will be in my library for many years to come and it will be one of those that I'll re-read many times over!
This book has a very bold start and is very in your face about a few subjects some wouldn't be brave enough to embrace. It's written to please the author and ends up better for it!! I found the lack of names a bit frustrating, I would have liked to have gotten to know some of the characters a little better, but despite the lack of names it's a good read! It's very original, has a great storyline, and interesting places, characters, and experiences.
This book was definately a good read! I could relate so easily to the characters and imagining myself in their place was so effortless. Being a country girl myself might have helped but I don't think it's necessary to enjoy this book. It had such a great balance of obstacles and romance, such strong characters, and an original storyline. And here I thought a great pair of shoes was the best thing you could pull out of storage. It might be a little rough around the edges, but with a little polishing this one could shine!