I Did Not Like This Book
I did not like this book, and in fact, thought I might not finish it. In truth, I was put off by what I read in the first couple of chapters. Both the archbishop and Elaine are so condescending toward the other people that they interact with that I found it completely off-putting. A cleric thinking of a penitent as cow faced? A woman who talked condescendingly to the guests at her bed-and-breakfast while thinking them uncouth? These characters just rankled my every nerve. The language of the novel, in general, seemed to be puffed up with an exaggerated sense of self-importance that created a wall between me and the story. Oh, and I think the book needed a sensitivity reader.