Registered by MLIS of Yorktown, Virginia USA on 2/21/2003
Pilcher is a wonderful storyteller, and this book displays her skills. But I rated it lower because of her terrible treatment of a mentally ill "half-witted" character, who was made out to be the only villain in the story. Other "normal" characters, whose actions include such things as adultery, deception, suicide, neglect and snobbery, are portrayed much more sympathetically. Shame on you, Rosamunde Pilcher...you ought to know better. Overlooking that glaring defect, it's not a bad read, though one can see the ending coming a mile off...
I released this book to a fellow book lover and longtime friend from Tennessee who just happened to be visiting Northern California. I hope she will become a BookCrosser!
A friend I was visiting in San Francisco told me about BookCrossing. She had a book to release and I requested that she let me "catch" it.