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1,0 von 5 SternenLame and Annoying! ughhh
26. September 2014 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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The most ANNOYING BOOK I've read this year. Hero asked Heroine to marry him during a vacation. Couple lived together for a year or so. Heroine turned him down because of this big secret she cannot talk about that happened in her past. The whole book was about the hero's frustrations b/c heroine wouldnt talk about it. Unfortunately, they each can't afford to move out because of financial reasons so theyre stuck together in this place they share without talking etc,. It took up to 90% of reading the book before the big stupid secret was revealed. I kid you not!! The big secret was so not worth reading this book. Don't waste your time and money.
4,0 von 5 SternenI'm such a sap for books like this
13. September 2015 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
I just finished Together Apart and I've been crying my eyes out - I'm such a sap for books like this... and I had no idea from the description of the book or any of the reviews I read that it was a tear jerker. But I loved that about it. I like to feel what the characters are feeling when I'm reading a book. This author did that in spades. While I "liked" the book, I read thru it at a steady pace without hurrying - that is until the last 1/4 of it... then i couldn't put it down. Thankfully I was reading on my Kindle so I was able to put the book on my desk while using one hand to turn the pages and the other one to hold my soppy wet tissues. Never in a million years did I expect the ending... had a few clues throughout the book, but it didn't leave me down the path to this ending. I'm excited to read Natalie's next book.
I give this book 3 stars because it managed to keep me reading to find out what exactly this secret of Sarah's was. Only the pay off was underwhelming, and she could have told him the secret much earlier on. And it didn't make sense to me why her journal entries were so vague other than to keep the reader confused about what her secret is alongside Adam. And for someone who does social work you'd think she'd have managed to come to terms with her secret much earlier on than a man proposing to her. She's also sort of abandoned her family, only she deserts her mother and stepfather years after the secret takes place, and that's not explained at all.
I read this book pretty constantly until I reached the confession and then it took me about 4/5 days before I decided to read the last 3 brief chapters.
In terms of the prose, the writer has everyone scowling and shrugging and frowning so frequently that it becomes a distraction. A character named Tamsin gets referred to as Stacey in one instance. There are some word errors here and there but they aren't in large quantities.
I enjoyed this novel, the story of Adam and Sarah who both struggle to come to terms with Sarah's secretive past. The author is English, so at times there are some language and culture reference challenges for American readers, but nothing that got in the way of the story. The main character Adam is likeable enough, but Sarah's character is elusive and distant, which makes it hard for the reader to feel connected to her. The author does a good job of drawing us in to find out what Sarah is hiding and why she won't marry the man she obviously loves. Overall it was an enjoyable book, and I would recommend it