Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Rosamunde Pilcher is one of my favorite guilty pleasure authors. I love the way she weaves people's lives and stories together but I just didn't love this book. I like Elfrida fine except that I could not for the life of me figure out why she would leave her life to live with a man she barely knew--and a poor man at that.
I didn't like either how the teenager's (I can't even remember her name now) mother and grandmother threw her away. The lack of family cohesiveness was weird. Cousins were great friends but siblings and children were throw aways.
And the lack of conviction in Elfrida's life, other than doing all her life what she wanted to do for herself, was off putting.
Trying to tie in a church and religious perspective simply did not work. Why bother if morals don't matter?
The really truly best part of this book was the detail and description of Scotland countryside. So this book isn't necessarily bad, just not good.
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