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Fortune's Rocks by Anita Shreve
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Nov 05, 2008

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Recommended for: get it from the library if you must
Read in January, 2007

I think I'm one of the ones in the minority here. I had a difficult time getting into the book at first -- perhaps if Olympia had been a couple of years older at least. A 40+ year old man and a 15 year old girl. Ew. That said, I just didn't see any real chemistry between the two, outside of the sexual attraction for this life long supposed great love. I almost gave up when they started writing those long letters to each other, then it picked up around page 200 into her exile and attempt to regain her son.

The writing style was a little different than most I've seen, an unusual tense to take, but the prose was pleasant and lyrical. Nothing that had me so taken with the book that I lost sleep over, but I didn't end up throwing it against the wall either.
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Autumn♥♥☽ I hate Haskell more than I have ever hated any other villain. There is NO sexual chemistry for me either. I might throw it against the wall if something really bad doesn't happen to this low life!


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