Before I started The Betrothed, I read one book after vacation. It was:
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (paperback, library) - I was a bit disappointed in this book after reading all the good reviews. I mean, I enjoyed it. I did. But I think the ending spoiled reading it for me. I didn't buy into the ending at all (the very end, if that makes sense to those who have read it). I didn't really buy into one of the main relationships in the story either, which I realized a moment ago. But the writing was lovely; Patchett has an observant eye. I even took two book pictures with my phone to capture two passages! I thought my favorite character was Mr. Hosokawa, but truly, I was most touched by the Frenchman with the scarf.
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