Development of the character, her friends and world were excellent. The climax however was kind of underwhelming.
Way too much information being thrown at you in the first several chapters, much of it having nothing to do with the alleged story. By the time I was getting round to the 100th page I had had more than enough.
Don’t get me started on the ridiculous name for the lead character, who comes off a pathetic wooden mannequin who only really existed for her now beloved deceased mentor, and sadly never had any genuine aspirations of her own. Absolutely couldn’t stand her she was so flat. The 2 kids are equally 2 dimensional and frankly, by the eighth chapter and the 20th plus time being reminded that the dear wee souls parents had been killed in a car accident with their grandmother, I was of the opinion that it was a bloody shame that they hadn’t been in the same vehicle.
I appreciate the author put a lot of research into this novel, but how that research is ultimately presented is what makes a good book.
This sad and beautiful story illustrates one of the most salient lessons we learn throughout our lives. It’s easy to imagine life as simple – good or bad. But sometimes we need a bit of both to make us who we are.
Purity of aroma typifies Giesen Estate Marlborough Riesling 2012 with notes of lemon and lime zest, jasmine, ginger and ‘petrichor’, which means the aroma of rain on dry earth. The palate has a succulent sweetness and intensity, reminiscent of lemon curd combined with the vibrant flavours of mandarin. Lovely and dry, the mineral acidity provides a structural backbone and length to the palate.
What I have to say about Geisen Estate Marlborough Riesling 2012:
Fruity, sweet but not annoyingly so. THIS is a fun wine and something that should be shared with a group of friends as we watch the sunset from my porch on a summer evening in Toronto. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.
What critics and the Pelhma Estate are saying about 2011 Pinot Grigio:
Wearing my pink shirt proudly :)
This news comes as no surprise.
I’ve known for years just bad the situation is with the Big Three telecommunications companies, and unless people start standing up to them, it’s just going to get worse. The government either needs to show they’re serious, or should just stop pretending that they’re interested in making transparency and fairness a part of our consumer lives