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Subject: Thoughts on Anita Shreeve?
Date Posted: 4/4/2012 8:59 AM ET
Member Since: 7/10/2011
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I finished Light On Snow and liked it.  I have Sea Glass in my TBR pile.  Just wondering if others have read more of her books and an overall opinion.  Any recommendations for particular books by her?

Date Posted: 4/4/2012 1:52 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2010
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I read one of hers that I liked, The Pilot's Wife.  It was a bit sad, but the overall book was good.

I tried reading All He Ever Wanted, but I couldn't get into it. I read about 3 chapters but it just never pulled me in.

Date Posted: 4/7/2012 7:32 AM ET
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I loved "Light on Snow" that was my favorite one! I could read it again.

Subject: Read several...won't read more
Date Posted: 8/8/2012 7:33 PM ET
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I've read several Anita Shreve books:

Light on Snow

The Pilot's Wife

The Last Time They Met


Fortune's Rocks

All He Ever Wanted

Sea Glass

You would think if I've read all of these I must really love Shreve, but I've been waiting to be 'wow-ed' by her.  I think of all of them I liked Resistence and Fortune's Rocks the most.  I read the others b/c they got good reviews but I just didn't think they were all that great.  Her writing style typically leaves me wanting more and I don't feel 'swept awa' for lack of a better word by her characters or events.  Overall, below average I think.  I've stopped giving her a chance.

Date Posted: 3/7/2013 9:26 PM ET
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I have read a few of hers but still have Resistance on mybTBR, need to move it up
Date Posted: 8/26/2014 8:43 PM ET
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I just finished her latest, Stella Bain. . .sappy pap. I'm done with her.


Date Posted: 9/1/2014 7:50 PM ET
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I've been trying to read Testimony & I am now into chapter 3 but I must say it's boring me to tears!  Plus, it's hard to follow.  I'm just glad I only spent a quarter on it at a thrift store.