Only one round to go! Next fortnight will be a double for my last post.
This round I’m marking off the square Written by an author over age of 65. So Di Morrisey’s The Last Paradise fills this square perfectly.
This one was an up and down read for me, there were parts I loved and parts I didn’t love so much. For the first 100 pages or so I was not very impressed, there was too much dialogue and I found that it was just not working for me. Once we moved on to Bali the story improved, the dialogue lessened and there seemed to be a lot more story.
I really liked the thread that ran through about a woman who was a hero to the Indonesian back in the time of the Japanese invasion, I loved learning about her and her journey and I enjoyed how Grace learned and grew along with the unfolding of this storyline.
I absolutely hated Grace’s husband, Lawrence, from the very first page, he was such an unlikeable character and had nothing going for him at all. I’m glad that the event that literally exploded Grace’s life brought to light what a horrible person he was and allowed Grace the opportunity to escape and grow back into her own.
This turned out to be a really enjoyable story which I found hard to put down for the final 1/3.
Thanks to Beauty and Lace Bookclub and Pan MacMIllan for providing me with a copy of this book in return for an honest review.