Thursday, February 19, 2015

Forgotten Seamstress-Liz Trenow

Forgotten Seamstress-Liz Trenow

the facts
satisfaction: side/up
pages: 400
gender: F
nationality: UK
year: 2014
What really happened to Maria, a seamstress? Was she tricked into the mental asylum or was she delusional about being the Prince of Wales’s lover?

This was very entertaining as a story. It was a light, undemanding read. Mainly, it was so light because the story was highly predictable. The plot drew you in and the twists existed but were lacking sophistication and it was like the characters didn't react or change in any meaningful way to the plot twists even when they were substantial differences in their situation. It was perfect for me when I read it since I was tired and really just wanted something simple that didn't require any thought and this delivered. I guess it was partially because Trenow managed an almost perfect sense of tone whether talking about the past (Maria as seamstress) and the present (Maria in asylum).

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