Book Reviews of Snow in April

Snow in April
Snow in April
Author: Rosamunde Pilcher
ISBN-13: 9780440202486
ISBN-10: 0440202485
Publication Date: 4/1/1989
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 50 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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A small book with a wonderful romance in Scotland. Rosamunde Pilcher always writes about intrigueing characters.
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"Enjoyed reading this!...
This is a quintessential Rosamunde Pilcher novel.
Her characters are almost subdued, a little more like ordinary mortals with their rather unadorned personalities, which give them (esp the major characters) something that attracts kinship with the reader.
The story is about how life for anyone has an unexpected whimsy, and finding love in the unlikeliest of places and in the rather unimagined person.
Rosamunde Pilcher has mastered the craft of how to make love seem always sweet and precious, in this modern day where everyone is all eager to jump under the covers.
Characters in this novel are unpunctuated, yet with all their loose-ended personalities, one sees a possibility that real love is able to blossom despite all kinds of improbabilities. This is a real "must read" for those of us hopelessly in love with love!"
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I love Rosamunde Pilcher. This is not her best, but I'll read anything she has written. A young woman engaged to someone her strong-willed stepmother selected is stranded in a snowstorm and falls in love with the right man for her. "A world filled with enjoyable portraits of people's lives and loves, tenderly laid open for us." (Back cover)
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If you've never read Rosamunde Pilcher, I think this is the best one to start with - it's short and beautiful, typical of her other, longer works. This is a love story with far more depth than your run-of-the-mill paperback romance, reminiscent in tone to _Jane Eyre_. The description of the Scotland countryside she places in your head is one you'll remember for a long time. Put on a pot of tea, grab your comfy blanket, and settle in with this book for a satisfying read.
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"Pilcher's stories feature genuine characters whose's conflicts are resolved in a conclusive, satisflying way," says Booklist. WEBR newsradio, states, " Descriptions of people, places, and things have a definite charm & fascination. [She] adds touche of eccentricity and individuality to houses and rooms as well as their occupants." "Pilcher conveys relationships & landscapes with understated poignancy" writes the San Fransisco Examiner-Chronical. The Library Journal says," Her speial gift is "for creating warm & appealing characters."
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Caroline Cliburn was to be married next Tuesday yet she had some doubts. She and her younger brother Jody took long drive North to Scotland in search of their missing brother Angus. A sudden spring blizzard is them stranded by the roadside and plays an important part in story.
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Rosamunde Pilcher is a wonderful writer! Only reason I'm listing is I need room! I've collected all of her books and am keeping the majority of them as I read them over and over!
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Rosamunde Pilcher's books are like peanuts to me ... one is never enough, it just makes me hungry for the next one!
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This short novel is about people who manipulate other people, people who are manipulated by other people, and people who rebel against being manipulated. My main criticism is that Caroline, the main character, after her brief rebellion, goes right back to being bossed around by someone else, in this case Oliver, who she marries in the end. The book is well-written, but I certainly won't bother rereading it.
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short, sweet love story published in 1972
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Every single one of Rosamunde Pilcher's books are a great read. I became interested in the characters immediately and it's hard to put her books down.
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Caroline travels to Scotland, hoping to make contact with a brother she hasn't seen in years, and return in time for her wedding to the man her strong-willed stepmother thought so suitable. Then a sudden snow storm strands her in an isolated house with a young man recovering from tragedy. Both are on the brink of terrible mistakes, but perhaps they can save each other.
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A "lite" read...Short like a series romance. Sweet little story that reminds you of a Pilcher novel (but faster..LOL)
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Was she runnig to the discovery of her missing brother or was she running away from her wedding...
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Caroline Cliburn is twenty years old and has recently become engaged. She travels from London to Scotland, hoping to finally make contact with her eldest brother Angus. The brother and sister haven't seen each other in several years, but Caroline and her younger brother Jody are both determined to find Angus and try to convince him to come back home. Then, Caroline plans to return home in time for her wedding to the man her strong-willed stepmother Diana thinks is so suitable for Caroline.

Unfortunately, a sudden blinding Scottish snowstorm strands the siblings at the house of a grieving young man named Oliver Cairney. Having recently lost his brother in a car accident, Oliver is still recovering from the tragedy and not really expecting visitors to his isolated family home. However, as the heavy blizzard-like conditions continue, Oliver realizes that Caroline and Jody need a place to stay. And, as the snow continues to fall over an extended period of time both Caroline and Oliver find themselves on the brink of making terrible mistakes; but perhaps these two wounded souls can save each other.

First of all, let me say that in my opinion this was just so typically Rosamunde Pilcher - light, sweet and simple reading. I don't mean that as a detrimental statement, as I appreciated that the story was uncomplicated and truly heartwarming. I would give this book an A+!
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Caroline travels to Scotland, hoping to make contact with a brother she hasn't seen in years, and return in time for her wedding to the man her strong-willed stepmother thought so suitable. Then a sudden snow storm strands her in an isolated house with a young man recovering from tragedy. Both are on the brink of terrible mistakes, but perhaps they can save each other.
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caroline cliburn was to be married next tuesday and yet she suspected taht gratitude was the wrong reason to become a bride perhaps that was why she and her younger brother jody had taken the long drive north to scotland in search of their missing brother angus