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A Carpet of Purple Flowers by Tracey-anne McCartney
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it was ok
bookshelves: review-copy, dnf
Read 2 times. Last read May 21, 2021 to May 23, 2021.

I devoured this book five years ago but I barely enjoyed it reading it again. I might sound cynical when I say this but insta-love is really annoying. How can you fall in love with two different people barely days after meeting them? The characters were so one-dimensional and yet the protagonist is the subject of the affections of three different men. Plus there was quite a lot of words that were used without being explained. I kept reading hoping for some enlightenment but gave up at some point. There was a stretch of chapters full of repetitive pining which is where I stopped reading, at about halfway through.

All in all, this just was not my cup of tea after having read much better fantasy and much better romance.

I received a free copy of this book from the publishers.
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Reading Progress

October 25, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
October 25, 2015 – Shelved
April 12, 2016 – Started Reading
April 13, 2016 – Finished Reading
May 16, 2016 – Shelved as: review-copy
May 21, 2021 – Started Reading
May 23, 2021 – Shelved as: dnf
May 23, 2021 – Finished Reading

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Tracey-anne McCartney Original Review:

This is a book that made me want to cry at the end. Not because it was sad or anything but just because it ended. I rarely give a book a five star rating but this one totally deserved it. It was PERFECT. The characters were so beautiful. They make you cry with them and laugh with them too. They make you want to be a part of the story. Although the author creates a whole new world with different people and traditions you are never at a loss understanding them. This story has a lot of twists and you never know what's going to happen. Also, everything is described so vividly - the scenery and the characters - that it feels like you are living the story. Goodbye everyone, now I'm going to go cry. :'(

I don't think I've ever used the word cry so many times in a single paragraph before.

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