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The Love Season by Elin Hilderbrand
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Jun 20, 2011

it was ok
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Read from June 20 to 26, 2011

So far I’ve read five other Elin Hilderbrand’s books and I generally enjoy her stories set on Nantucket. Hilderbrand’s writing style is fluent and very pleasant. In my opinion, she’s quite good in creating cozy atmospheres. So, I have not (yet) grown tired of this author, and maybe I never will. Eventhough I didn’t like “The Love Season” as much as her other books, it was still an okay read and I was interested to get to the end.
The reason why I wasn’t enthralled with this story has everything to do with the 2 female lead characters: I had a hard time relating to them. Both Marguerite and Renata claim to be strong, and see themselves as being independent women, but through this entire book the contrary is proven. I felt very sad for them, and honestly I kind of pitied them. Also, I didn’t see the allure of Candace. Besides Candace’s physical beauty I don’t think the author succeeded into wholeheartedly convince the reader what Candace was all about - and demonstrate why she was such a “shining star”. Why did everyone fell in love with her, including Marguerite? I didn't see it.
The one character I truly understood, because the author did succeed into bringing him to life, was Porter. He was totally there, in all his dimensions, flaws and all.
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