While Kate Lloyd’s A Letter from Lancaster County isn’t absolutely appalling, it is rather dull. Had the paperback version been available this reader would’ve sorely tempted to skip multiple pages.
The story is told from the perspective of two very different sisters, Angela and Rose. The constant change in voice from one sister to the other is not only exhausting but also very difficult to keep up with. Readers are likely to find the need to flip the pages backward to see which character is doing the speaking.
Not only is the difference in the voice hard to follow, the entire book seems to center around Rose and Angela’s inability to get along. They are grown women who bicker like children.
The story ends abruptly with an unrealistic puppies and rainbows type of conclusion that leaves several portions of the storyline unresolved.
For anyone finding himself or herself stuck in a car, on a plane or without television, the book could be considered a reasonable distraction otherwise, don’t waste your time.
*A complimentary copy of the book was provided in exchange for this review.