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wanted it to be as good as it began. . .
Reviewed in the United States on July 19, 2019
When I started reading this novel, I was excited enough to think I might let a friend know about it. And by the time I got to the middle, I'm glad that I waited. I don't know about you, but this story was slightly annoying, seeming to grind along with the heroine's indefatigable self-defeating foibles, including incessant shopping and hoarding afterwards. I mean, it's hard to read about hoarding for a few hundred pages. Plus, the characters do strange things - admittedly, we all have families like that, but this one is pushing it. Then, inexplicably, they forgive each other quickly after years of estrangement. It seemed a little forced to me and the ending wound down rather than ended. That's my take on it anyhow. A promising start but draggy to the end.