August 23, 2012
Honestly, I initially didn't think I was going to enjoy this book and struggled to keep reading. But once the story really begins it is difficult to put the book down. The author weaves a tale within another and keeps you wanting more. I absolutely love Vida Winter's story and the breaks between telling were well done. Every time I started to get antsy and want to skip ahead to the "past," it would pick up again. I wasn't really interested in Margaret's story which is probably why I had a hard time getting into the book in the beginning. But I'm glad I stuck with it. I don't know if I would really recommend the book to the general reader. I really think you have to like the genre and the writing style to actually enjoy the story.