Friday, September 28, 2012
Too Many Disasters for One Novel!
Not to Us, by Katherine Owen is a well-written story. However, it’s simply too much – totally unbelievable. When I started reading the book I was very interested and intrigued by Ellie’s story and those around her – husband Bobby, best friend Carrie and best friend’s husband Michael. And the multiple marriages and bed-hopping. Oh, yes, their two oldest children are a “thing” also. And the 5-year-old speaks like a 16-year-old. Way beyond her years. Then tragedy hits, and hits again and again. Give me a break! Enough already. It became a chore to read yet another and then another awful thing that happened to Ellie. In rides the handsome millionaire and the story takes yet another turn. This book should have been several separate books – not one long one with so much happening to ONE person. Oh, did I mention the cancer and pregnancy? I do feel Ms. Owen is a good writer but she must trim her novels better. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my review.