It began dawning on me after reading 3/4 of the book: I don't reallllly think this book is worth finishing!
Because the characters do not even arrive at the "fair" until the end of the book - so they really weren't "too long at the fair".
The author did a good job of maintaining the tension and urgency of the story despite the structural and character flaws.
I read "Drowning Ruth" and liked it, so I decided to try this one. Despite all the different readers not likeing this book I thought it was good and well written. Read morePublished 11 months ago by josephine briggs
Very interesting story. Schwarz's other titles are well worth the read. Good for book club discussion or just to read on your own.Published 14 months ago by DBN
Every time I opened the book to continue reading where I had left off, I spent the first minutes trying to remember who was who and: huh? Total confusion. Read morePublished on July 5, 2012 by lilycoton
At first, I liked this book. I was interested in the characters, I wondered what was going to happen next. I thought the pacing and the 2 story lines were intriguing. Read morePublished on May 10, 2010 by green_eyes
This book seemed to be all over the place and I was really waiting for the climax that never came. The whole set up was a bit drawn out and I felt like there were no consequences... Read morePublished on February 27, 2010 by Vanessa
I loved "Drowning Ruth". I was excited to read this book. I'm usually pretty adept at getting plot connections. Read morePublished on January 28, 2010 by K. Adams
Although Schwarz's forte is usually in her character development that carries the story, this novel lags as far as having a really gripping and interesting plot. Read morePublished on June 22, 2009 by Denise Crawford
The premise of this book is to examine a marriage and infidelity, and compares it to events of the characters parents from 1963. Read morePublished on January 5, 2009 by Lola092563