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The Linen Queen by Patricia Falvey
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Apr 29, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: first-reads, abominations, could-not-finish, historical, mediocre-writing
Recommended for: Oh no, no no no no no
Read in January, 2011

After I received the book through Goodreads giveaways, I expected this book to be pretty good, but not great. As it happens, it was pretty bad, but not horrible.

The writing was not especially bad, but it was unconvincing most of the time - much like the plot, which was one long cliche beginning to end. The characters were all slightly irritating, and Sheila, the main character, was a whiny little girl at the beginning and at the end was only slightly less whiny and not so little. I couldn't sympathize with her and I didn't like her at all.

I would recommend this to only people who really, really like reading historical fiction about WWII. And are willing to put up with a lot of irritation before the book's finally done.

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