I am really torn about this book. On the one hand, the book is full of some really memorable and well developed characters. I most found myself drawn to Owen as a character. I felt I could see his point of view. I felt like I did not trust Wilton, and I am still not convinced his motives were completely pure. It seems to me that Wilton was using Mira as a substitute for his daughter. I think Wilton also sees some of his own flaws in Owen, and in turn tries to punish Owen.
I thought the writing was really lovely in this book, but I struggled, somewhat, with staying engaged in the storyline. I felt the story lagging in a few places, particularly in the beginning. I felt like there was not enough explanation regarding the relationship between Mira and Wilton, and I have to admit, I was a little confused as to why it was not discussed more. Still, I did really enjoy the book, and I think a lot of fans of modern literary novels will enjoy it as well.
I received a review copy courtesy of TLC Book Tours, in exchange for my honest review. See the rest of the tour here.
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