I tried to read this novel with Medieval Bookworm. It sounded so fun, but I’m just not that into this book. The story itself was interesting. Roland Mitchell, an American studying Randolph Henry Ash, comes upon previously unknown letters written by Ash to a minor female poet, Christabel LaMotte. In order to persue what he’s found, he had to team up with Maud Bailey, an English academic who specializes in Christabel LaMotte. There is sexual tension everywhere, but I couldn’t make it through all of the poetry and pedantic discussion of poetry and writing.
I can see why people might love this novel. Meghan really is. This is a novel that requires complete concentration and I don’t have that available right now. I think it would make for an interesting book for a college course. Although I want to know how the story ends, I don’t care enough to wade through the rest of the book – and that it is a longer book makes that task seem hurculean. I might just hold off for the movie on this one.
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