So enjoy Elizabeth Berg, and this did not disappoint!
This book had an interesting beginning about a woman struggling to deal with the sudden and untimely death of her husband. There are a few interesting twists but it was difficult for me to get into the book.
I just finished this book and I have to say, I was very disappointed. The cover jackets summary of the story (the book description posted), I felt, was extremely misleading. About 2/3 in, I was still waiting to read what the book claims happened. I feel very misled.
I didnt feel like I got to know the characters. The main character was all over the place and her flash backs to other events and times in her life seemed random at times. Something that was very distracting throughout the ENTIRE book was the amount of punctuation! Commas, semi-colons, colons, I mean REALLY?! They are all over. The sentences seem to run on and on separated by punctuation. It felt rushed and sloppy. While I was reading this book a friend noticed it on the table and said Oh I love Elizabeth Berg, is that good? And I said No, not really. Whats with all the punctuation? and she said YES, I noticed that too! I feel bad being so harsh because apparently she is a bestselling author. Until this book, I had not heard of her or read her books.
Something else that I found annoying was EVERY TIME her daughter spoke to her/addressed her mother, she said Mom, mom. Why is she saying mom twice? I have no clue what that was about and it got annoying.
I was very disappointed with this book, found the ending disappointing, and felt the story was incomplete. I had the feeling it was rushed through just to release another book and the author just went through the motions putting words to paper. I had high expectations and maybe thats where I made a mistake. I read the cover jacket, which I do not feel is an accurate description of the story. Very odd book and very odd characters. Sorry, I dont recommend this book