Turbulent times, terrible torments, but the four magnificent Latimer sisters, each so different, love as women do: with tenderness as well as passion, and with hearts roomy enough to hold their men, their children, their careers and their sisters.
Hardcover, 352 pagesExpected publication: August 19th 2014 by Simon & Schuster
Genre: Historical Fiction
I received an advanced readers copy of this book from Simon & Schuster via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
I was extremely excited to read this book because I loved The Thorn Birds and was hoping that McCullough would blow me away again with this one.
What I liked...
I liked the fact that the story revolved around two sets of twins. Being a twin myself, I could relate to the relationships and closeness of the four sisters.
The fact that the story takes place during a time of great differences and historically significant events was very appealing to me. Although a fictional story I got a good feel for the trials and tribulations of that time period.
I also liked that the book told each sisters story.
At times I felt like the story really dragged and I had to force myself not to skim the pages.
With telling each of the sisters story I felt that each individual story was a little rushed and lacked some of the necessary development. Each sister almost needed her own story in a separate book so that I could connect fully with each character and understand each one of them better. Although each sister is touched on, I felt there could have been more and in the end I really didn't know a whole lot about Tufts.
In the end I liked the book but found that it lacked that certain something that I found in The Thorn Birds. I was hoping for another epic love story but it fell a little short of it.
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