I enjoyed the heritage that was present in this book. I liked traveling with the characters through their family’s history and the traditions that were represented here. I think, however, that the plot needs some work. I was mostly confused between the ‘then’ and the ‘now’ time frames and don’t feel they were delineated enough. I feel it’s not quite ‘finished’ and needs a good editor to correct tense and grammatical errors.
Typically, I don’t review books like this that I consider unfinished however, I felt this one was worth the read just for the development both character and scenes that were put into it. I really liked reading about the traditions and ceremonies and why things are the way they are in this viewpoint.
I would love the author to spend some time editing and then read it again. I think it has huge potential to be a classic and just needs a bit of polishing.
Reviewed by Sue Owen