Thursday, 11 March 2010

ANNETTE VALLON - by James Tipton

I decided to read this book for the Historical Challenge as I had seen a couple of reviews on blogs that I follow.
Also I had not read many books centred around the French Revolution, and the character, Annette Vallon, was unknown to me.
Book covers and the "blurb" inside sometimes can be deceptive - in other words, too much hype and not enough substance.

The story starts in the period 1785-1791 in the Loire Valley France.
Annette and her family are in the high social classes, and her mother has aspirations for Annette's future, especially when William Wordsworth is brought to their acquaintance and is definitely of the working class.

I felt that there was too much padding for my way of thinking and the story became bogged down.
Didn't press on with the rest of the book.

I did though start up a Reading Journal for the books in this challenge, and here are the pages for Annette Vallon:


Roberta said...

Trisha...I love your post and your journal is wonderful :D I'm adding this post to the my sidebar for all you lovely ladies participating in "book review journals" beans :D

Roberta said...

Hey Trisha...I've added you to my sidebar and shared your post on my are inspiring me...I've got some catchin' up to do :D Have a great week, fondly, Roberta