Friday, June 10, 2011

Historical Fiction Friday: Review.

Iris is a young girl living during the 1920s. Her mother died when she was young and her father raised her on his own. She loves her father, though he isn't the easiest man to get along with.

Her father decides to send her off for the summer and become a domestic servant while he tries to set up his new shoe shop. She works for Dr. Nesbitt and his elderly mother (who isn't helpless and doesn't need a companion.)

There are some twists and turns, and while a decent book I found it to be really slooowwwwwwwww. I was waiting for something big to happen, and when something finally happened I sighed and read on. It was a struggle to get through this book because the pacing wasn't what I hoped.

On Amazon this book has four and five star reviews. Maybe it's just me. Either way another historical fiction book crossed off the list for the challenge.


Beverly Stowe McClure said...

It's so disappointing to have high expectations of a book and then to be disappointed. Of course books one person isn't thrilled with amy be someone else's favorite.

Thanks for the nice review. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres. My latest book is a Civil War novel for YA, Caves, Cannons, and Crinolines.

YA Librarian said...

Thanks for your reply :) I'm interested in your Civil War novel. Love the 1800s!

In fairness the reviews on Amazon have been great ;-)