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Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Clover House

Book #36 Read in 2013
The Clover House by Henriette Lazaridis Power

Callie's uncle passes away and leaves his property, located in Greece, to her.  Callie must return to Greece to process paperwork.  This will force her to be in contact with her mother, whom she has been estranged from for over five years.  Leaving behind a new fiancee, Callie ventures to Greece hoping to find some answers in her uncle's belongings to why her mother has never been very loving. But will Callie find more than she bargained for?

This book bounces back from the present to the past, when Callie's mother was a young woman.  The writing is fine-tuned enough that this is not jarring to readers.  Callie is not the easiest character to like; she is flawed and selfish at most instances.  There wasn't enough background showing the relationship between Callie and her mother to justify Callie's bad choices or the burning desire for answers that she had.  Overall though, it was a good read.

I received a copy of this book from the Amazon Vine program in exchange for a honest review.

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