Sunday, April 26, 2015
I found Queenie's side of the story somewhat difficult to get into, but once I did, I was enchanted by the beauty of the philosophy espoused. It's a story that doesn't bear telling in a review because the reader needs to experience the feelings, the memories, the regret and the love.
I do think these two books are best read in tandem a fairly close time frame - I think I'd like to go back and read them together since I seem to have forgotten several scenes from the first. That said, I think Joyce has done a fabulous job writing this one as a stand alone. If I'd never read Harold Fry, this still would have been a credible read.
I received a review copy of this one through the Early Reviewer program.
Title: The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy
Author: Rachel Joyce
Publisher: Random House (2015), ARC, 384 pages
Subject: Unrequited love
Source: ARC from publisher via LibraryThing.com's Early Reviewer program
Why did I read this book now? I'd read the earlier story and wanted the other side.
Posted by Tina at 2:02 PM