My review of Vanessa Matthews’ ‘The Doctor’s Daughter’ for #RBRT
Today’s team review comes form Alison, she blogs at alisonwilliamswriting.wordpress.com
Alison chose to read and review The Doctor’s Daughter by Vanessa Matthews
The Doctor’s Daughter by Vanessa Matthews
I had really high expectations of this novel having seen some excellent reviews. There is no doubt that Ms Matthews can write, and write well, and this is a very clever story, with some fabulously drawn characters, a wonderful attention to historical detail and a real sense of time and place that lends the novel a real authenticity.
The subject matter is dark in places and the characters are portrayed flaws and all, in an unflinching manner that some may find difficult to read. This wasn’t an issue for me – I prefer characters to be realistic, to behave in a way that is believable and admire and appreciate authors that don’t resort to happily-ever-afters or false sentimentality.
Marta is an intriguing…
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