Comments: 2
Portable Magic 4 years ago
I've read a lot of historical fiction that uses this kind of device - dual story lines. I think it must be hard to successfully pull it off, because only rarely does the contemporary story line seem to be very compelling. I've wondered how an author who can create such rich historical characters and stories do so poorly with the contemporary ones, within the same book. My favorite is Kate Morton, and even she's inconsistent with the contemporary story.
silverneurotic 4 years ago
Both stories were good, I just was not a fan of the chapter in between as it didn't make sense and i felt like I was getting The Bends from the sudden change. LOL! Usually I enjoy the contemporary storyline better in books.