Rated of 5
by Kat F. (Palatine, IL)
I was so looking forward to it...
I've been mulling over this review for a week or so now. I couldn't figure out what the problem was for me.
There are several interesting story lines and the author did a good job telling each story. I really enjoyed reading each story for its own sake.
I couldn't figure it out and then it hit me – none of the stories were completed. The author did not tie up the loose ends of each story, and did not weave them together so the reader saw the whole picture.
The story(s) spanned from 1500's through current date. That's a lot of time to cover and there was only one weak thread that went through all of it. It was kind of like saying I am attached to my female ancestors for the past 400 years because we all had brown hair on our head.
The reader (and the author) would have been better served if each story line had been its own book with a beginning, middle and end. They should have been part of a series that clearly the relationship between the story lines and how each impacted the other. I would have bought them all.