Friday, July 25, 2014

ARC review: Bittersweet by Colleen McCollough

Book Synopsis(via Goodreads):
This is the story of two sets of twins, Edda and Grace, Tufts and Kitty, who struggle against all the restraints, prohibitions, laws and prejudices of 1920s Australia. Only the submissive yet steely Grace burns for marriage; the sleekly sophisticated Edda burns to be a doctor, the down-to-earth but courageous Tufts burns never to marry, and the too-beautiful, internally scarred Kitty burns for a love free from male ownership.

Turbulent times, terrible torments, but the four magnificent Latimer sisters, each so different, love as women do: with tenderness as well as passion, and with hearts roomy enough to hold their men, their children, their careers and their sisters.
***Many thanks to Net Galley and Simon & Schuster for the advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.***
This insomniac's opinion:
Ugh. I could not get into this. At all.
At first I was a bit excited as the sisters chose to go into nurses training, as I am a nurse myself. The story quickly dissolved into a trashy, soap opera like drama, however. It would hold my interest for a moment, then quickly lose it again. Had I not committed to reading this for Net Galley, I never would have finished it.
Rating: 2 stars.

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