I don’t know why I do this to myself, forcing down books by authors I really don’t enjoy.
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah is melodramatic and repetitive. The writer’s adage “show, don’t tell” has been lost on this woman. Descriptions are reiterated, often using the exact same language, until the reader can’t help but sigh in exasperation and think, “thanks for ruining it for me, Kristin.”
Characters are flat and predictable. However, the story of the Siege of Leningrad is interesting and I think I will make an effort to include more historical fiction into this challenge.
Overall this book is not worth your time. Nor was it worth mine, but here we are.
Number of books completed: 2/52