Friday 2 December 2011

Book Review: Spellbound by Jane Green

Score: 4 out of 5

"Alice knows she should be happy. After all, she has a handsome husband, a beautiful apartment and membership to all the most exclusive clubs in London. So what if the rumours about her husband and anything in a skirt are becoming harder to ignore? When Joe's job transfers to New York, Alice hopes it might be a fresh start. Especially when they find a beautiful old house in Connecticut to buy. But why is the house such a steal? And why has it been empty for so long? As Alice sets about restoring it she begins to unravel the answers to these questions. And as Joe's late nights at the office start all over again, she's determined not to repeat the mistakes of the woman who once lived there."
I first read this book several years ago and re-discovered it over New Year when having a sort through of my old books that had been boxed up in the garage.  Having managed to forget much of the story after so long, it was a pleasant re-reading experience.

A quick and easy read, the words created wonderful images of scenery and location in my mind.  The characters were engaging and were brought to life off the paper.

I would happily recommend to a friend and will keep this in my collection for another re-read at some point.

(Ed's note: This was the first book that I read in 2011, New Year's Day itself if I remember correctly, and it is now December, and I have read over 180 books since so can't remember huge amounts of detail unfortunately.)

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