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Christine and her boyfriend arrive on the island for a two week vacation and immediately get drawn into the crazy, mysterious drama that is her aunt and the rest of the family. I was a little mystified as to why Christine, in her forties, was so involved in all that was going on, when her aunt pretty much said, "I'm fine, leave me to my business, no worries." But, therein lies the story of course, and it's entertaining, particularly with a supporting cast of Christine's parents, uncle, and an over-the-top redhead who has befriended Aunt Inge. An enjoyable read.
You will laugh out loud throughout this whole book, but there is a serious note to it. But not so serious you can't enjoy the family once again. Especially Heinz!! You also get a warm fuzzy feeling between Heinz and Christine! I love it.
Dora Heldt is such a master storyteller! I absolutely love Christine and all the gang and I can't wait until we meet up again!!!
Christine has arranged for a two week vacation on Sylt, a resort area along the North Sea, with her long-range boyfriend Johann. As she is meeting him at the train station, she notices an unusual woman in a red hat with a huge cart full of luggage that looks like her Aunt Inge. On second look, it IS her Aunt Inge! What is going on? There isn’t room in her family’s loft apartment for another family member, and Christine wanted time alone with Johann.
It turns out there are several other family members also coming to Sylt; privacy will be at a premium. Additionally, Christine didn’t want Johann’s second introduction to her crazy family to be while they were trying to have a private holiday. With her Aunt Inge, Inge’s husband, Christine’s parents, and her father Heinz’s cohorts in idiocy all participating in the story, it looks like her peaceful vacation is in tatters.
I have no idea whether the tone of the story would feel different if read in German, but it was weak in this translation. The characters did not come alive to me; I couldn’t relate to any of them, so I never became interested in what happened. The main plot – what was Aunt Inge up to -- was convoluted and brimming with coincidences. Very disappointing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good story with well drawn characters. Gives a good sense of the settingPublished 9 months ago by Heidi Clements
Interesting book. but a little draggy in parts. The storyline was good and the characters bizarre, so it kept my curiosity up for the finishPublished 12 months ago by Jenny Giannaros
Vacationing on the coast, Christine and Johann walk right into proof positive that sixty-five is the new middle age and the perfect time for a crisis. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Rebecca Stearns
It just seemed to drag on until she brought her father,uncle & male friend into the book, they were very funny i think it would make a good TV series British/German humor. Read morePublished 19 months ago by schooltymer
I like your characters. the plot was simple,but the characters made it interesting. I know nothing of Germany, but that was not a problem. the description set the scenes.Published 21 months ago by Amelia Rand
This is the fourth book, "Tidal Shift", by Dora Heldt I have read about life after forty. It is a delightful story with philosophical universal truths sprinkled throughout. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Kindle Customer
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