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Zomers Licht (2009)

by Rachel Hore(Favorite Author)
3.73 of 5 Votes: 2
9022549437 (ISBN13: 9789022549438)
De Boekerij
review 1: I very much enjoyed Place of Secrets by the author and found this book even better. In fact once I started to read I found it difficult to put down. It's an easy read yet a compelling one. Set in both modern and Victorian times the present day story is about the restoration of a stained glass window, whilst the older story goes back to the past to discover the secrets behind the window's past. The book is narrated by Fran a musician who, as a result of her father's illness, has to take charge of the family glass painting business. The time slip element is achieved through extracts from the 1880 diary of Laura whose father was vicar at the Church when the window was first installed. The characters are well drawn and both strands of the tale are woven together very effective... morely. The ending, though a shade predictable, was none the less satisfactory. As well as enjoying the novel I found what I learnt about the art and craft of stained glass making fascinating
review 2: I read The Memory Garden and absolutely loved it. It was a beautifully told story and I enjoyed The Dream House equally. It was with excitement that I started reading The Glass Painter's Daughter and I was not disappointed. The story is enchanting, the writing poetic and the characters engaging. The tale over two time periods is a wonderful format particularly when the characters lives are intertwined. I have a whole new admiration for stained glass windows which is an insight into a world I would not otherwise experience. Rachel Hore does not cover run of the mill topics in a run of the mill way. I thoroughly enjoyed this book so much so that I have bought it as a gift for someone because I want them to enjoy the story as much as I did. I am so pleased that I have come across Rachel Hore's storytelling and I look forward to her next book. Enchanting! less
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Really liked this book. I would have given it 3.7 if I could.
3.5 - Slow comforting read, interesting plot. Liked it
enjoyable, but not overly memorable
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