Yes, yes, I know it’s not January any more, but sadly we didn’t manage to read/review 100 books then, so we’re just finishing off.
I confess I haven’t done much reading for myself this week – a bit burnt out, don’t know how that happened. Have read loads of lovely picture books to the baby, so watch out for a bunch of reviews of those coming up this week. And look out for the next fundraising plans, I’m just finetuning them. Oh, and some giveaways! (In other words, stay tuned 😀 )
So, Safe Harbour. This book, along with a couple of others, was donated by a lovely PR type on twitter who said he wasn’t worried about a link of any type. Thank you so very much for your support for my little project, and I hope you get at least good karma in return. Oddly, I don’t think I’ve ever read any Danielle Steel before. I say oddly, because let’s face it, I’ve read pretty much everything in print including cereal boxes. About the only genre these days I avoid is slash horror, but I’ve even read some of that, including Stephen King, obviously.
So yes, although chick lit isn’t my preferred genre, I’m good to go with it. And I rather enjoyed this book. It’s not deep, it’s not particularly involving, but it meanders along nicely, even though you’ve got to wait until page 398 before it gets exciting. (Seriously, page 398. Which I reached at 2 am yesterday morning and then dp came to bed so I had to turn the light out and leave it hanging!) The characters are nicely crafted, the story is OK – it’s not raw, it’s not challenging, and yes, maybe the characters could do with some slightly rougher edges here or there, but I’m gonna guess that this is how these books are, and you are always going to know where you are with them. (Let’s face it, this one was made into a film starring Melissa Gilbert. I think we know what that means.) If anyone would like to recommend a Danielle Steel that works differently than that, I’d be very happy to give that a try too.
ETA review submitted to ChickLit Challenge for February
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