"I'm always disappointed when there are a lot of sexual goings-on in an otherwise well-written, absorbing novel. It's as if the author can't think of anything else to do with the characters - I found it over the top.
I do have a better understandin..."
"Loved it - gorgeous writing.
An oft-cited reason for reading is that it introduces us to different worlds - in this case, 19th century Newfoundland. Definitely expanded my knowledge of life there at that time."