Thursday, January 17, 2013
Falling Angels - review
As the girls grow up and the new century begins, as cars replace horses and electricity outshines gas lighting, the nation emerges from the shadow of oppressive Victorian values to a golden Edwardian summer. It is then that the beautiful, frustrated Mrs. Coleman makes a bid for greater personal freedom, with disastrous consequences, and the lives of the Colemans and the Waterhouses are changed forever." (taken from inside the book cover)
I checked out 'Falling Angels' by Tracy Chevalier from our local library and found it to be an interesting read. I was familiar with the authors writing because I read 'Girl With A Pearl Earring' last year and knew that I would probably enjoy this one. I have to honestly say that I was not as impressed by 'Falling Angels' as I was with 'Girl With A Pearl Earring.' I liked the writing style, but was a little annoyed with a couple of the characters...a mother that doesn't really acknowledge her daughter and a girl that feels it is her duty to try and blackmail her friend's parents.
If you enjoy reading historical fiction, I recommend this book for you.
(disclaimer: I checked this book out from the library and this is my own personal review)