I had really high hopes for this book, but I didn't love it. It's very long winded, but the story is nice. I read it on a trip, but it was the only book I'd brought. If I'd have read it at home, I'm not sure I would have finished it.
I really wanted to like this book, but honestly, now that I've finally finished it, I feel somewhat cheated. This book is really tough to get through - so much Greek history and history of Detroit. I kept waiting for something to happen, knowing that so many loved this book, but nothing ever happened until the final quarter of the book, and even then, I wasn't thrilled.
Way too long, way to heavy. Why did this win a Pulitzer?
Snooze. I don't get it. I picked up this book on vacation and had no idea what it was about. I won't spoil it, it's an interesting concept, but the ending was so unfulfilling, as was basically the rest of the novel. Spare yourself.
Snooze. I don't get it. I picked up this book on vacation and had no idea what it was about. I won't spoil it, it's an interesting concept, but the ending was so unfulfilling, as was basically the rest of the novel.
I just don't understand why they accept their fate. Why don't they just leave???? Maybe I'm not smart enough to understand :)
This book took me a while to get through. In the end, I liked it, but I don't think it's the best I've ever read. I've ordered the next in the series to see if it picks up since there are so many rave reviews!
A wonderful story of historical fiction in the 1500's.
From Amazon.com: A young woman caught in the rivalry between Queen Mary and her half sister, Elizabeth, must find her true destiny amid treason, poisonous rivalries, loss of faith, and unrequited love.