Rapturous sigh. This book gets five stars because if I'm going to read for pure enjoyment, this is exactly what I want: the time period, the characters, the pacing of the romance, the romance itself...I'm telling you, it seemed like it was tailor-written for me! I faced this paradox through the whole book: do I keep reading because I'm dying to know what happens next? Or do I take a break so it's not over too soon and I have something to look forward to? Every time I put in my bookmark, I felt like I literally had to tear myself away from it. Am I gushing too much? Yes, probably, but I can't seem to help myself.
When it was over, I wanted to go back and
re-read some of my favorite parts, and then I realized "my favorite
parts" would be the entire book over again. I'm sure I will do that soon
While Mr. Knightley and Gilbert Blythe are in no danger
of being knocked from their pedestals (they're pretty solidly anchored
there), I will happily add another one for Philip. He was so different
from those two, but I loved him just as much.
Julie Donaldson can count me as a loyal fan; I will read anything she writes.
I wrote this review before creating this blog.