- File Size: 690 KB
- Print Length: 479 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Linda Swain; Revised, second edition. edition (September 29, 2011)
- Publication Date: September 29, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005R3MNLY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,169,603 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
Kat is a woman with a voice and talent that can't be ignored. And a beauty that Nick and Ashton can't ignore either.
I won't give the story away - but this is a book with such evocative writing you will read it again and again. The star-crossed lovers are so compelling that you feel they were real.
And you know..maybe they were!
Time Heals Everything is also a song by Bernadette Peters - it might be fun to play that tune while you turn the pages.
Don't hesitate to buy this provocative novel - you won't be disappointed in the characters, the place, the times or the fantastic way Linda Swain has with the written word.
Set in the 1930s, it centres around three main characters: Nick, who puts his new night-club over and above everything else. He's a self-deprecating, toughened by life, once streetwise boy who falls in love with his lead act, Katherine, a beautiful - in mind and body - diminutive, golden-voiced singer. Completing the main trio is Ashton, a French aristocrat with name, money, title, class and good-breeding who competes for the love and affection of Katherine. Rugged Nick believes he cannot give Katherine what he believes she deserves - the life she could lead with the sophisticated French count, when all Katherine really wants is the love she knows he has for her, but refuses to admit to. It is Nick's denial and refusal to succumb to his feelings that is the catalyst of the chain of events that leads to unexpected endings for all.
I liked the subtle way in which Linda alludes to the era. There weren't blatant references, yet there was no doubt about the 30s backdrop. Linda also skilfully endears you to Nick and Kat - for all of Nick's bravado and despite his harsh childhood, he is tender-hearted and Kat grows from a slightly unworldly young girl to a defiant and assertive woman. There is nothing more that you want for these two than for them to be together. Linda's conception of the pompous Ashton is equally skilful - he is someone you want to hate, but ultimately, you find yourself liking him just a little bit, even harbouring the smallest amount of sympathy for him.
There are some harsh, adult scenes in this story, but they serve to embolden and develop the characters with the result that a novel which could verge on mushy or over-sentimental is neither: Linda has very ably conceived a tale that is touching, compelling and poignant with an ending, though not the HEA you might be hoping for, brings just a tiny glimmer of a smile to your lips.