- File Size: 4605 KB
- Print Length: 286 pages
- Publisher: R P M; 1.2 edition (June 30, 2016)
- Publication Date: June 30, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01HT3MSWS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,002,251 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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It is probably the South African setting, with its unique cultural and class distinctions, that made this book stand out for me. The main characters tend to be extraordinarily conscious of how they appear to others. The focus on decorating and fashion highlights the purpose of their lives. The characters are all well developed and the reader is given enough background to be able to see what lies beneath their facades.
The pace of the book is good and the multiple viewpoints and believable dialogue makes it an entertaining read.
Once establishing her characters, Paterson does an excellent job drawing the reader into the lives of these women and the intertwines of social statuses.
But in this story of bonds, friendship, and changing fortunes, what Paterson does best is her use of imagery. She captivates you in a way which you find yourself immersed in each painted passage, feeling the clarity of her words.
In a nutshell, this novel is entertaining and beautifully painted; looking forward to her next novel.
Definitely recommended - and I'll be looking for Paterson's next novel.
3 (or 4) women who live in a gated community of privilege in South Africa. It is a quick read, and I was not surprised when the manipulative
Elizabeth got her "due" in the end. I loved Sarah and her family, and how she finally finds her true calling in coloring peoples lives..Carolyn
with her secret past, and love for foods, especially sweets was a character who brought out chuckles as I read about her on the plane.
I would recommend this book, and I look forward to the next book by Jane Paterson.
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The main characters were strong women, which is always great to see in literature.Read more
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
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