Summer of Joy by Ann H. Gabhart
The Heart of Hollyhill, Book 3
Revell, (2008) 2014
I’m going to get straight to the point– I did not like this book. I wanted to like it, I tried to like it, but I did not even finish it.
Where I Stopped: Chapter 10, page 78
I’m sure you’re wondering why, so I shall try my best to explain my reasons for putting this book down.
Typically, the first few chapters will tell you a lot about the book you are reading, and what your reading experience will be like. This book did not interest me at all; there was no hook.
First, there were too many characters. I couldn’t figure out who’s who, and it was confusing.
Second, the plot. I couldn’t see what the story arc was. Is seemed to be going nowhere. It just didn’t grab my attention.
Finally, mix in a little Jupiter, and I was lost as a reader. I felt completely unconnected to any of the characters, and the plot felt like it wasn’t there. I wasn’t invested in the story.
BUT Just because I didn’t enjoy this book, doesn’t mean you won’t. If you like this author, series, the sixties, or books with a large, family-like cast of characters, you will like this book.
I was provided a free e-copy (through NetGalley) of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. Thank you to Revell and the Revell Reads program for providing me a copy of the book for review.
Disclaimer: I struggled to write this review, and I hesitate to share my opinion, as it is a negative one. However, because I am required to write a review for Revell’s program, I must honestly share my thoughts.