Here Comes the Groom (Lightning Review: Fiction)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Awful title, lovely book.  Childhood friends.  The hero struggles with wartime losses, the heroine with the painfully realized scars of illness.  But the plot's climax (although hilarious) seems both Dan Brownish and rampagingly irresponsible (given what is done to an already traumatized person), and it nearly turns me against a lovely, gritty heroine.  There was a longer, calmer, less plotty novel here somewhere, and it was sublime.  As it was, it's just very good.  No complaints.

Here Comes the Groom
Karina Bliss (New Zealand, 2011)
Finished Jan 8.