just got the Redux from Amazon. My wife Elayne really liked your first book but she loves this one even more, she can’t hardly put it down. She’s half way in 3 days even though she is sick with bad cold!!!!
By Maria on November 3, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
Recommend this book to anyone really as it has great universal appeal and covers the period from the 1990s including major events in the US most readers will relate to. It could be read as a stand alone but my reading enjoyment was enhanced by reading The Peacock Butterfly last year which followed the same family from 1950 – 1990.
I’m going to quote from my review of The Peacock Butterfly as the same comment applies –
“It was very well researched both in terms of location and historical accuracy. Important historical events were used as a back drop but this was a story about two families who were both ordinary and extra-ordinary, as all families are. They had their faults and strengths, doing their best to cope with the ups and downs, tragedies and accomplishments of modern living. Sometimes the family binds hurt, other times they sustained individuals in their struggles, in a very realistic way.”
This book follows the younger generation and takes place primarily in Oxford and Venice in Europe and New York and Maine in the US. The families and their circle of close friends expands and contracts with births and deaths and in between there are highs, victories and love but also lows, disasters and heart break. There is a good sense of place and time through vibrant descriptions and the use of major events. Lamotte writes in a very simple style allowing her characters to tell their own story in a very engaging way. Each character is clearly defined and on finishing the book I felt like I was saying good bye to old friends.
Very enjoyable read.
This is an amazing sequel to The Peacock Butterfly
By Connie Archer on November 4, 2015
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is an amazing sequel to The Peacock Butterfly. The author’s descriptions and authenticity and attention to details is evident. I couldn’t put the book down! Thank you for writing the second book—it was worth the wait!!!!