22 February 2013

Margaret from Maine; Joseph Monninger

Margaret from Maine: A NovelMargaret from Maine by Joseph Monninger
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

DNF after 100 pages - I just couldn't care about these relatively wimpy, passive people. The context (Margaret's husband is in a coma following a heroic act in Iraq, she's going to DC for the signing of a bill increasing aid to those veterans; Charlie is also a wounded veteran who is sent to "mind" her during the trip) felt so contrived, as though the author wants to highlight the plight of the wounded but not too much. Just enough to give us the reason for a romance. If this is your thing, fine. It's not mine.

ARC provided by publisher.

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