Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Desperate Fortune - Susanna Kearsley

Susanna Kearsley is usually a very readable author, specialising in the dual timeline type of story (one modern day character and a historical character telling their separate stories).  In this one, Sarah who has a form of Aspergers, finds a new job using her code breaking skills to help decipher a historical diary in France.  Mary and her family are Jacobites, who seek refuge in France and we get to follow her adventures as she travels across Europe helping the cause.  Somehow though it was this story that slowed the book down and I kept waiting for something momentous to happen. I love her book 'The Shadowy Horses' and was waiting for some of that magic. 2/5

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