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The Swan Maiden by Heather Tomlinson
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Read in October, 2008

I enjoyed this book, though it was nothing spectacular. It held a sense of "old fairy tales" for me--the traditional ones that have a lot of magic and wonder but rather flat characters. Some of the descriptions in "Swan Maiden" are exquisite, and I enjoyed the attention to the French countryside (right down to the herbs and flowers) and the sense of magic that flowed through our heroine, Doucette. However, I did not really sympathize with Doucette--or any of the characters, for that matter; they seemed undeveloped and self-absorbed. Our hero was pleasant enough but, again, lacked depth. Overall, a pleasant if forgettable read. (And I do love the cover art!)
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message 1: by Ann (new)

Ann Wow, yes! The cover is lovely!
Too bad the book wasn't better. Sounds like it had all the makings for a good story, but just didn't develop enough... too bad.


message 2: by Kathryn (last edited Oct 30, 2008 05:39PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Kathryn Yeah, it was still enjoyable enough, but nothing amazing. Like low-fat ice cream instead of Ben and Jerry's, haha!


message 3: by Ann (new)

Ann HAHA!!!!!


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