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The bestselling author of "Grace & Favor" returns with an unforgettable story of an Englishwoman who spends a summer with her American godmother in the Hamptons and unlocks a door into the past that leads to her family's hidden wounds.
Published December 1st 2004 by Kensington
(first published December 6th 2001)
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While I was put off early by a sex scene, I eventually decided to continue with the book, and hope for no more repeats. Overall I thought it was a good read, though there were some things that bugged me. The story line was interesting at first, but got kind of boring about midway through, and picked up again near the end. There were some oddly placed explanations for things that didn't need explaining, or things that weren't explained that could have been; or sometimes the author seemed to lose ...more
Quite a good book, consdiering that it's a romance style/contemporary woman's novel. Enough mysteries in it to keep the reader wondering what's going on. We know Molly's going to marry the boy next door as that's announced immediately, but we think all along it's Pete. We never suspect Warren. Very cleverly done. And the perfect family wasn't quite so perfect, but it wasn't parodied.
This is the first book I've read by this author. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan. I didn't like the main character, I thought she was wimpy and immature. I could see most of the story changes coming way in advance, and it ended too abruptly. I thought the characters were undeveloped and two-dimensional. Sorry I don't have better things to say.
I liked it. It had enough twists and turns to keep me interested. Even if I could see what was coming as far as the boy she'd end up with was concerned, I still enjoyed it. The characters were interesting, the story moved at a good pace and I liked the writing style.
Caroline Upcher was born in London and raised in Africa and Paris. She worked in films and as a book editor and journalist before becoming a novelist.More about Caroline Upcher...