29 March 2014

Bittersweet; Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

BittersweetBittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Great Gothic beach read in the Anne Rivers Simmons vein.

The Deep Secret of the Winslows and Winloch is actually two secrets. The first is pretty obvious, the second not as much. That twist convinced me to goose the rating up a bit. And the setting isn't the usual one, but northern Vermont on the Canadian/New York border, another twist to the genre that goosed the rating. Mabel, Ev and the others are definite stereotypes, but in a beach read does that really matter?

ARC provided by publisher.

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