Monday, February 6, 2012

Could Use Some Editing



Chelsea inherits her grandmother’s beach house and the secret hidden there. She visits the cottage after the funeral with intention of staying only a short time, but Evergreen Lake is beautiful, the cottage is in good repair, and the next cottage is the home of a handsome young doctor. The secret is hidden in her grandmother's journals. As Chelsea reads she finds herself caught up in her grandmother's life at the cottage during World War II.

This isn't a bad book, but it's very ordinary. The outcome is predictable from the instant Chelsea opens the journals. The story doesn't really start until about chapter five. The early chapters are all taken up with back story and description of the characters. They could easily have been stripped off. The information would have been more interesting interspersed through the book.

The characters are stereotypes. The love affair is nice, but not electrifying. There are no surprises, no twists. I find it hard to recommend this book unless you're interested in a quiet romance.

I reviewed this book as part of the Amazon Vine Program.