06 August 2015

The Rosemary Spell; Virginia Zimmerman

The Rosemary SpellThe Rosemary Spell by Virginia Zimmerman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Rosemary is both the name of the lead character and the herb Shakespeare says "is for remembrance" (both are important facts). She lives in a home previously owned by a nationally known poet, currently living in a nursing home and dealing with Alzheimers. The themes of memory and forgetting are pretty strong here, metaphorically, poetically and in reality. The research they do to fix what they've done is fun but beyond that, he promised "dark forces" that Rosemary and Adam face aren't really there, it's more like they tangle with something that seems dark but is definitely off-stage. That's not to say this won't appeal, just that there are other, better versions.

ARC provided by publisher.

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