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The Alpine Winter by Mary Daheim
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Dec 29, 11

bookshelves: holiday, mystery
Read in December, 2011

** spoiler alert ** Emma Lord is a grown woman with a grown son. Both her son and brother are priests. The first part of the book had far too much Catholic theology for my tastes. The idea of her brother condemning her for sleeping with Milo because he was divorced was insulting and annoying. The fact that she took his opinion seriously really didn't sit well.

In fact, the whole book seemed off to me. There was far too much gossip and not enough mystery. Emma's character just didn't ring true to earlier books in the series, either. She runs a paper, but can't seem to run her personal life worth a damn.

All the bickering between her and Milo bothered me. To me that doesn't show passion or a great romance, just two people who don't know how to treat one another.

The only reason it's got a two star is because I did like her son and some of the secondary characters.

I've read several books in the series and by far this is the weakest.
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