December 12, 2013

Review | Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen

Author: Lynn Cullen
Published: September 10, 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 338
Format: ebook ARC
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

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I received this book in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley.

I just couldn't get into this story. The writing style was good--very descriptive and made it easy to get into the character's heads. Even the story itself was pretty interesting when I thought back on what had happened, but I just couldn't get excited while actually reading it. Maybe it's how it was expressed?

One of my biggest problems with the story itself was how the author tried to jam every every famous author in that time into the story. Whether we outright read them or they were mentioned in passing as being elsewhere, like Hans Christian Anderson, most famous people of the time seemed to find their way into the story.

The other problem I had were the characters' personalities. Many of them seemed kind of different from what I expected or what I had been lead to believe from elsewhere. Like Margret Fuller who is portraied as petty but in reality was a critic and women's rights advocate.

I was really looking forward to this book. The title and cover really caught my attention, but the content just couldn't hold my attention. I can see where this could be a great book, and I understand why many people have come to love it the way it is, but unfortunately I'm just not one of them.

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