Dec 12, 11
Read from September 18 to November 12, 2011
Intrigue, mystery, romance, matched with beautifully crafted & interesting characters and plus an exciting page-turning plot all makes for one of my favorite books to date. Seriously...amazing! This was the first book to make me laugh & cry. I fell in love with Walter Hartright - never have I read of such a gentleman-like character. Marian Halcombe is a brilliant light of unique wit & strength with a dash of common woman intuition and emotion. I was impressed by the depth each character possessed - whether you loved or hated them, each character was intriguing in their own way. The plot keeps you guessing and turning the pages to find out what happens next. A masterpiece of a novel and yet one you don't always hear about. I definitely recommend this book and feel a little disappointed that it hasn't been made into a movie yet. You're even intrigued from the very beginning by the opening sentence: "This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve." Enjoy!