Jenny (Reading Envy)'s Reviews > The French Gardener

The French Gardener by Santa Montefiore
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Apr 04, 2009

did not like it
bookshelves: first-reads, read09
Read in April, 2009

Terrible. The only reason I read past thirty pages was because I got this from the GoodReads First Reads program. It isn't just that it isn't my type of genre, which it admittedly isn't. It also has bad writing, silly didactic moments proving the author assumes her readers are morons, and a story that tries hard to be multi-layered but seems to only succeed in repeating stylistic devices to get to 400 pages.

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04/20/2009 page 64
14.81% "I'm wondering if there is a policy for giveaway books - I just don't care about this story one bit."

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