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The Tale of Applebeck Orchard by Susan Wittig Albert
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Jan 24, 2011

it was ok
Read from January 24 to 29, 2011

I really loved the Cottage Tales when I first began reading them. This book and the one before features a narrator that is much more vocal and "present" than in the previous novels, and I don't care for that that much. There are phrases like, "Let's follow them, shall we? We do want to hear what they say" .

Bottom line - The story line was pretty good, but the imposing narrator was a turn off. There is one more book out in the series. I will read it to stay current on the series, but I am not as excited about it as I was 3 books earlier in the series.
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Kathy I felt the same way. It was too precious and cloying. Second person narrative does allow us to be there on the page, but it detracted from the story and character dialogue.

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