Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The Christmas Train
I loved Wish You Well, so was really excited when I found this book at the thrift store. I'm sorry to say, The Christmas Train just didn't grab me. AND, I am fascinated by trains and enjoy the occasional romance. HoHummmmmm. I finished it, but just barely managed it.
There aren't any bad words. There is no blatant sex, but it is implied throughout the book. And, sadly the book seems to be written for people who read at about the 4th to 6th grade level. There are a couple interesting twists at the end of the book, but they are "just there". They could have had so much more impact, oomph, surprise factor.
A couple characters are fleshed out well, but the people I would consider the main characters are sadly flat. Maybe this was the author's intention, but it didn't work for me.
Actually, the book almost seems to be written by a young person rather than by a seasoned author.
If anyone else has read this book and has a different opinion, I'd love to hear what I missed out on. LOL