The writing was excellent as usual when it comes to Caroline Miller, but I enjoyed Gothic Spring much more. The characters and plot were unique, but the plot was also a bit confusing....perhaps over my head??? Mrs. de Toi, the cook, was my favorite character because of her demeanor and the delicious foods she prepared. Madame de Villier was a bit eccentric and moody. Rachel was trying to be helpful but not always succeeding. Mathiam was a bit on the odd side. Christian and the other characters were frightening and quite shady.
This book was filled with all my favorite things: castles, family secrets, cooks, cooks and butlers with secrets, surprises, and many twists and turns. At times, the plot became a bit tedious, but Ms. Miller again didn't disappoint as the ending revealed it all and the book stood up to its title.
This book was given to me free of charge by the author without compensation in exchange for an honest review.
". . . hidden tunnels, a castle, Paris, a mystery, and plain good old European living . . ." Definitely my kind of book. Thanks for an intriguing review.ReplyDelete
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It definitely looks like it's worth a look, until I glance at my TBR pile, and then I have to make a careful appraisal...!ReplyDelete