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Weak ending to weak series,
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This review is from: The Perfect Hope: Book Three of the Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy (Kindle Edition)
I did not have high hopes for this last entry in the triology as I was disappointed with the first two books, which is just as well as the third is the weakest story of the three. In the past, Roberts has seamlessly interwoven a main storyline with three or four different romances, some subplots among minor characters and an intriquing addition (such as a ghost or characters from the past). However, this time the components are not interwoven at all, but left in awkward, chunky threads that just get in the way. The featured character here is the inn, but instead of using it as a charming backdrop Roberts clutters the books with too many details about daily operation to the detriment of the story's flow and character development and interplay. If you have not read Roberts' earlier series, I recommend giving this one a miss and reading the MacKade Brothers series, which while similar is much better written. You will care about the characters, cheer for happy endings and be satisfied with the finish. If, like myself, you are compelled to read every book Roberts writes in the hope that you will see a return to her former brillance, be prepared for the disappointment...once again.
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Initial post: Nov 9, 2012 2:21:49 PM PST
I hear you, after I read the first one I just gave up. The whole thing felt like an extended add for her inn and book business in boonesboro. It felt like the characters were just another rehash. :( Sad Days when I can't count on her trilogy. This is the first time in about 15 years I have not auto purchased.
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