Oct 30, 09
Read in October, 2009
It is true that the most endearing stories are those that touch on the most ordinary subjects. This one is a perfect example – in it’s “ordinariness”, it elicits more empathy, and the audience is more captivated. Again, as in the other of Luanne Rice’s novels, I was able to easily relate to the Catholic background, the tight-knit families, and I must admit, to the character of Gerogie Swift who consciously gets suspicious of the goings-on between her husband and his female colleague. Though suspicious, she tried very hard to reason with herself as she knew there was no basis for her suspicions. I will probably never tire of Ms. Rice’s novels – the settings might all be the same ( Connecticut , Ireland ), the subject matter mostly about love, family, but the circumstances in her stories are never similar.