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Unforgettable Embrace by Joanne Clancy
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May 14, 2012

bookshelves: author-gift, 0000000, fiction, awaiting-wp, kindle-books, 2012
Read from May 16 to June 11, 2012 — I own a copy

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[2012-06-11] Finished. Review to follow

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Reading Progress

05/16/2012 "5% through - will need to set up a kindle edition!"
24.0% "Events are starting to move."
30.0% "I'm not sure if I'll finish this book. I'm getting fed up with the trade name / shop name dropping and the close to stream of consciousness introspection. There are way too many details given in most descriptions, and the sentence structure is simplistic. We haven't even got a sniff of a wedding yet...Sorry Joanne."
31.0% "Perservering."
34.0% "Well, the last 3% has read like a travel brochure for Ireland...a worthy publication (and Ireland *is* lovely) but it's not what I was expecting from this novel. Still waiting for the wedding..."
41.0% "Have to admit I skipped the encyclopedic bits.
Reread the's a hen weekend that's central. A man has just made an appearance - is he the one?"
42.0% "The chap is called Batt, and talks like a textbook. I don't know if Batt is a common Irish/Gaelic name. If it is, that would explain Rachel not remarking on it.
What sort of dozy woman goes travelling in a campervan without learning to change a wheel! I am ashamed of her. My Dad taught me before I left home - and I was better at it than some boyfriends!
Batt's ok though - he has a dog, a GSD called Sheba :-)"
45.0% "The dinner with Batt is well written and the conversation flows naturally. I was shoked to learn Batt trained dogs for a living, since Sheba jumped at Rachel - cobbler's children perhaps.
The kindle formatting is annoying - no paragraph breaks for changes in speaker and all the accents were stripped from the French, e.g. "vous etes tres gentil" (sic)"
55.0% "There have been some nicely readable passages, some plot holes, a unconvincing sex scene and now we're back to more sections that sound like they've been lifted from travel brochures. We've got a bride who has no interest in planning her own wedding!"
68.0% "Over two-thirds of the way through the book and we've still not got to the hen party that the blurb says is central to the plot!"
93.0% "The plot holes are huge, the text contradicts itself. Did anyone read this for JC before it was published? The main characters drink so much I fear for their livers and wonder if they should join AA. The details are overwhelming and, I hate to say, dull. Underneath there's a good story that's being drowned by unnecessary stuff.
Typos: Newquay in Cornwall is 1 word not 2, & doesn't have a motorway."
99.0% "Finished...the ending was semaphored, and happened at breakneck speed...when the rest of the book was quite slow to unfold."
99.0% "Finished...the ending was semaphored, and happened at breakneck speed...when the rest of the book was quite slow to unfold."
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