I missed a book group meeting and at that meeting, they chose to read Stella Bain by Anita Shreve. I've long seen Ms. Shreve's books but have never touched one. When I read the summary for this novel, I was no more interested. But I gave it a try. And then, with my in-laws in town (who read a lot), I found myself picking it up again and again when I had a few mintues to kill.
Here's my review for Goodreads:
This novel, chosen by my book group, seemed uninteresting to me when I
picked it up. World War I does not appeal to me; amnesia is not
interesting; Anita Shreve doesn't write books that appeal to me.
for some reason I had a lot of time to read and I kept coming back to
this book. It ended up holding my attention far better than I would
have imagined. Stella Bain's story was fascinating and I loved piecing
together her memories as she discovered them. World War I was a
fascinating back-drop as was London. The only "boring" part, in my
opinion, was in the courtroom.
While the ending wasn't a complete surprise, it was very fulfilling to this reader.
This was my 17th book fo the year! I'm really hoping to make my goal of reading 25 books!