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on August 28, 2012
Maybe I expected too much of this story, because I read another book by this author and really loved it. With this one, there were too many places that rambled. I began skimming through because I wanted to see how it all turned out, but it just didn't hold my interest. Then there was that one scene early on with the teenager, Matthew. His sister and her friend were listening to him through the wall -- what did that have to do with the story? For me, it was like finding a hair in the food. You know it was probably harmless, but you wish it hadn't of been there because it spoiled the enjoyment of the meal. Also, I didn't like the main character.
The novel jumped from present to past and back quite often, which was confusing. I can only read for a short time in order to work it in throughout my days, so it was difficult to keep track of when the events happened. There were a lot of names in the book as well -- the young teenage girl interacts with her mother, then as an adult, she interacted with her daughter -- I would have to stop and think, "is this taking place when she was a kid, or as an adult," because the time period jumped around so often.
I do recommend her other book, "Three Moons over Sedona." Every page held my interest, and really enjoyed reading it.