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I give it three stars for effort and for creativity, really.
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Mystery, cool psychic powers which involve reading fortune through a piece of lace, New England setting Salem, MA even … despite all of this, lttrice novel was a chore. Nevertheless, it wasn’t my favourite aspect of an otherwise very atmospheric and unique novel. Once she is back in Salem Towner soon finds out that she will need to confront the ghosts of her past in order to move on into her future.
Open Preview See a Problem? Barbybook wants to read Streghe di una notte di mezza estate by Terry Pratchett. It was a pretty good story with lots of plot twists and an interesting theme exploring truth and reality, but the “surprise ending” is dumped on you like a ton of bricks, and besides, I had already figured it out.
There were a lot of good ideas, but so many of them were totally unnecessary and others weren’t fully fleshed-out. A moment flutters by that briefly bugiardx your imagination, but mainly things are just droning along.
I loved it and couldn’t put it down. To see what bugixrda friends thought of this book, please sign up. Barbybook is on page of of La lettrice bugiarda La lettrice bugiarda by Brunonia Barry Goodreads Author progress: I think if I bugkarda more that Towner didn’t get that ending that I would have been surprised right along with her, but I think, looking back, that sometimes she understood the truth, at least part of it, and didn’t explain it to the pa.
This book wasn’t as good as I thought it would be, given all the press it’s been getting. I Reading this book is like falling asleep in a moderately interesting class. There were surprises I didn’t see coming and now I want to go back and read it again with that perspective! Indeed, in Salem, the Whitneys are known as “quirky”.
However, these little excerpts do more than just introduce the tone of each chapter, They end up providing important foreshadowing of what is to come later in the book. Witches, Puritans, Ipswitch lace, and the dark waters of Salem harbor all play a part in creating a unique lettrjce for the story.
She never felt like a real person to me and I was never able to see her. The resulting feeling is like reading a vortex It’s a blend of black tea and cayenne and cinnamon, with just a hint of cilantroand with some other ingredients she won’t reveal to me.
In the end, it feels as though the only reason for the chapters in Towner’s pov were solely to give us the effect of confusion at the My biggest issue with this book was the switching of points of view. If you like just a hint of a ghost story but not a cheesy full-on haunting, this book is also for you.
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Discover new books lettrkce Goodreads. That vague but relentless guilt that settles in when you have figured out exactly where this story is going and where it will wind up, but you started the book, so you really ought to finish it? Return to Book Page. Return to Book Page. I felt like I had been misled and that the trust I gave the author to lead me through the story to a satisfying ending was totally betrayed.
Barbybook is Currently Reading. To clarify- it is not because I disliked the ending. A good trick, if it works.
The only thing I have to know in order for me to make the decision is: Towner is the primary narrator, and an extremely unreliable one, who narrates in first-person present tense. Quotes from The Lace Reader. Barbybook hasn’t connected with their friends on Goodreads, yet. Many people in my book club felt cheated by the author because of what was eventually revealed; they felt she had broken a fundamental trust between buugiarda and reader by leading the reader so far astray.
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But for everything wonderful about this book, there were other things that were muddy. Rafferty believes Cal to be behind Eva’s disappearance, and also behind the murder of Angela Rickey, a former member of his cult who is also missing.
I loved the New England setting and descriptions of Salem. In the end, it feels as though the only reason for the chapters in Towner’s pov were solely to give us the effect of confusion at the end, which I assume is supposed to force us to go back and read the book all over again, with this new information now in mind.
To view it, click here. Perhaps the narration of what was happening presently was done in the present tense to distinguish it from Towner’s journals written when she was 17 in the past tense. My favorite stories are those in which the main characters dig up long-buried family secrets, secrets which threaten to rewrite the history they thought they knew. Towards the end, in a fairly intense and climactic action scene Towner Sophya has a thought which leads to a recollection and the reader is forced to endure a break in the action while travelling down memory lane with Towner Sophya for quite a few minutes.
I respected her self-knowledge and her willingness to do what she knew was right for her, no matter what her family might have thought. Just found this while rummaging through my Goodreads shelves and realized I have to change the rating. I believe those memories via Lyndley were very real. He is determined to get the answers as to Eva’s disappearance, and to put away the leader of the Calvinists.
And the Whitneys are the most unusual family in Salem.
Towner’s return and Eva’s death rip open the past and send everyone concerned reeling.