Sunday, June 2, 2013
The Rector's Wife by Joanna Trollope
Anna Bouverie is the rector's wife. She irons his surplices (badly), delivers the parish newsletter, and scrimps to get by on a pittance, all the while keeping up appearances. She rarely complains and rarely rebels. But now-as she watches her children do without, as her husband withdraws further into his work, and her frustration mounts into fury-Anna realizes that she's willing to do whatever it takes to save herself...
Well this novel was just "Blah". It reminded me a lot of The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling (see review Here). It was quite a dull story, full of dull characters that did not give me any enjoyment whatsoever! Why did I finish it then? Well, I kept thinking that there was going to be great, big twist that would make it worthwhile to read. Sadly, I got to the end without anything worthwhile happening.
I am also struggling to give a lot of praise to the author. Her style was also "Blah" and had no real defining features (in my opinion). I wouldn't say she was a bad writer but just not one that stood out for me amongst the numerous writers that are available out there. I certainly won't be looking out for any more of her books to read.
Don't waste your time on this novel or author. 1 out of 5 for just getting this story published!