This book had so much potential to be a great story. My first book by this author was Morning Glory and I absolutely loved it! However, both the Hero and the Heroine in this book left something to be desired.
Agatha, while she had some good qualities (very kind and opinionated, and self-sufficient) she lacked backbone when it came to the Hero. All that she stood for and the quality of woman that she represented, went right out the door as soon as things between her and Scott started progressing beyond opposing sides of the temperance question. Agatha held herself in poor esteem even though she was such a good woman and she allowed Scott to play with her feelings without any ramifications for him.
Scott, is a very charming character with good backstory, however, there was such passivity when it came to him dealing with the mistress he had when he first met Agatha. He involved himself emotionally with Agatha while carrying on a physical relationship with Jubilee, and Jubilee (the mistress), in the end, was the one to end the affair with Scott, not him. This portion of the story made the hero look weak and vacillating to me. All the way to the end of the book Scott was inconsistent and thoughtless in the way he dealt with his and Agatha’s relationship, taking for granted her feelings by the way he treated her and remaining vague about his own until the very end of the story. I wanted to like it, but it fell short of the mark for me.
- Publisher: G K Hall & Co; Large Print edition (1 June 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0816144028
- ISBN-13: 978-0816144020
- Package Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.2 x 3.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 658 g
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