Two thirds into the book it became a bit maudlin, trite and cliched.
The author is ALL over the place, out on a tangent adding characters and describing stuff paragraphs long that doesn't even matter.
Several times I wanted to stop reading and then I got to the end and was left thinking is this all there is?
What lovely imagery. I could feel the heat, the scent of magnolias and the green water. A captivating story. I hope there will be more novels to follow.Published 2 months ago by Avid Reader
Very good book, will donate to library when my family members finish reading it. I like everything Frances Mayes has written.Published 4 months ago by Jan Brandenburg
I am quite an admirer of Frances Mayes and have read all of her books. Her descriptive powers, observations of character and impish sense of humor have long attracted me. Read morePublished 6 months ago by J. Miller
As I started reading the book it was slow going until about one third into it. The descriptions of the various characters in Swan was charming and interesting. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Would better have been finished. All that time and no solution!!!Published 8 months ago by Polly Dog
I am enjoying the story very much! All her books are a great readPublished 8 months ago by libros - CA
Frances has a ability to put you in the story and make you really care about her character whether they are real or fictional.Published 8 months ago by Bookworm
Mayes is a wonderful writer, well developed, enjoyable to readPublished 8 months ago by evelyn jensen
Swan is a faintly disguised version of a real town and real events about real people mixed with the author's imagination and held together by the author's ability to grab and hold... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Evelyna Rogers