25 April 2012
Leaves from the Valley; Joanna Trollope
Leaves from the Valley by Joanna Trollope
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Usually I enjoy Ms. Trollope's works, but this just didn't grab me. After 104 pages, I'm giving up.
The characters are very much stereotypes, with Edgar being somewhat priggish, Blanche living up to her name, and Sarah as the intelligent one who will have an opportunity to leave her narrowly defined role behind. Yawn. The setting, Scutari during the Crimean War, could have been interesting - as could the characters - had there been more action (the start of the book held promise; once we got to the story proper, however...).