Friday, December 16, 2016

Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

Rachel Pomie, a hard headed Jewish girl living on St. Thomas, dreams of Paris. Raised mainly by the maid beside the maids daughter, Rachel is devastated when she is married off to a widower with three small children. Life changes for Rachel when her husband dies and her future is left in the hands of Frédérick, her husband's nephew from Paris. 

This book was a good book. I definitely enjoyed the first part of the book almost more than the end. The beginning dealt with Rachel and her childhood more and felt yellow and sunny. The middle is more life normal life, but harder and felt red.  The end, while vivid, was a bit like a Paris; cold and grey blue. The descriptions are wonderful and characters are complex and realistic. I enjoyed it.

Thank you to the publisher for a review copy.

No comments:

Post a Comment