Rating 3 stars
The ultimate historical romance: one love story unfolds over many centuries and many lives in this captivating page-turner from Suzanne Weyn.
From prehistory to the present, theirs was a love for the ages. It starts with a fight in a cave over an elusive green jewel . . . and then travels over time and lives to include Egyptian slaves, Greek temples, Massachusetts witch trials, Civil War battlefields, Paris on the eve of World War II, America in the 1960s . . . and a pair of modern-day teenagers. For readers who believe that love is stronger than time or death, this is an unforgettable novel from a wonderful storyteller.
This book was the most original thing I have read in a long time. An interesting cross between a collection of short stories and a novel this story tells the talk of two souls destined to be together. Despite my usual avoidance of short story collections I liked this as I loved finding the little connections between the tales. Plus you have got to love a book which successfully kills off at least 1 main character in each chapter.
the only real downsides to this story are;
- As it is in the form of short stories by the end of the book I do not really know any of the characters that much better than I did at the start.
- the story of two star-crossed lovers does get a bit repetitive after a while, although Suzanne Weyn does manage to still keep it somewhat original through the environment and situations she places the lovers in.
I would recommend this book to romantics, lovers of short stories and those interested in historical fiction. however I would also suggest those who don’t enjoy these things to try it out as well as it is a very thought provoking read, even if it is not your sort of thing.
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