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I finished it because I wanted to know how it ended, and I am not all that sure I liked the ending.
Some of the prinicipal characters were more likeable than others, but by the end of the book I cared about what happened to each of them.
I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes M's Trollope's books or even somebody (like me) who is new to this author.
Writing so feelingly about blended families, Joanna Trollope gives you an insight into all her characters, not just the ones with whom we may sympathise or empathise. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Osvaldo Fonseca
A good kind novel that deals with what people are really like, and how they can become more than they are, and how easy it sometimes is.Published 2 months ago by Jessie Coates
Joanna Trollope wrote a highly entertaining story that depicted some of the most despicable characters in my recent reading history. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Susan
Joanna Trollope focuses on the truths of human beings in relation to one another. As a retired family court judge, and lawyer, I could see the problems coming at the very... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Susan Snow
this book is so well written that before you know it you are smelling the ocean air and listening to the birds. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Margaret A. Zahrowski
It was of added interest as we used to live in the Highgate area, both my daughters were born in the Whittington Hospital and I have just spent time staying in Tynemouth as my... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jeanymac
Richie died, being the self centered selfish person that he was left behind a mess. Leaving his first family the most valuable of his posessions and his second family the crumbs. Read morePublished on May 23, 2012 by ems
I really enjoyed Joanna Trollope's earliest novels, but then drifted away as I found her becoming predictable and rather formulaic. Read morePublished on April 9, 2012 by G. M. Arnold
I couldn't make it the whole way through this book. The characters were not only shallow in their actions but written in quite a one dimensional fashion. Read morePublished on January 19, 2012 by T. C Gerlach