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Love, love, love the story, but...
on August 31, 2012
I absolutely loved this story, probably enough to have given the story itself 5 stars. I have not been cought and truly touched by a story in a long time. I really loved the characters. I could even live with the not quite so period language, there was a "like" thrown in there somewhere ("like, you should comeover...YIKES) One thing ruined the book for me though; the ending and the Epilogue.
The story was sooooooo good, but then the ending falls flat. I wanted to have more conversation and interation with the hero/heroine of the story at the end. I wanted to hear some dialogue of how they finally come to forgive and understand and accept one another in the. I guess I wanted an intimate sweet reunion to finish of the story. But when they finally get home and are together, you don't even get a bit of words or talk or discussion. Basically the last thing you remember the guy saying to the girl, "get naked for me." REALLY!!!??? After investing in all those wonderful pages of warm stories and great interaction and dialogue, all she could come up with was a half hearted sex scene where the hero says "get naked for me?"!!!!!!!! I was left sorely wanting and I HATE that.
I actually highly reccomend reading this book, with the premise, only skim the first bit with Julia and her family, and then SKIP THE EPILOGUE!!! I think I would have prefered to be left wanting rather than completely annoyed and left wanting at the end. It was almost as if the author realised that she knew something was missing at the end of the book, but instead of writing more dilogue or flushing out more interaction she thought, oh well, lets just have them jump into bed in a final quick and crass bed scene, just to finish things off...