The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
This is the first book that I've finished of 2013 & I hate to say it, but I didn't enjoy this book very much. Even Fiona & Joe couldn't save it for me. I never cared about India and as much as I tried I just wasn't engaged with Charlie. Maybe I never invested much in Charlie from the first book in the series & that hampered my enjoyment. The opium dens were depressing & while I liked the Parliamentary angle, it wasn't enough to save the story for me. I never felt the same romance for Charlie/Ingrid as I did for Fiona/Joe. I slogged through & the best thing that I can say is that I'm glad it's over. So put off was I by this second book, I did something that I never do with series, I began the next one while I was still reading this one. I'm really enjoying the third.
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