Saturday, August 2, 2014

"Heartsong" by Nicola Furlong

Heartsong by Nicola Furlong is about three daughters helping their widowed father to fulfill a promise he made to a war buddy years ago.  Charly, the daughter with a couple of children, lives with her father and they run a family nursery.  When the father has a heart attack, it gets him thinking about his life and he wants to make things right if he can so shares the broken promise with his family who help him.

I did not care for this book because it moved along so slowly.  The only thing I found sort of interesting were the quotes that referred to gardening at the beginning of each chapter.  Most of the book is the family eating and lame conversations with clich├ęs around the kitchen table.  The only action was when the father had a heart attack and the few incidents Charly’s son did.  If I hadn’t received a free copy in exchange for an honest review, I probably would have quit on it before things picked up a bit around page 148. If you like slow, relaxing family stories, then you would probably love this one!

Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!

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