The Girl from Old Nichol
by Betty Annand
3 of 5 stars
Having just read another title in the same time period, Victoria, by Daisy Goodwin, I feel shorted by this one.
The characters lacked depth. The situations did not seem realistic. I could not muster up sympathy for Gladys even though she was being raised in a slum by alcoholic parents. I just kept thinking 'Really?' and that was distracting. So, no, I did not root for Gladys as the back cover encourages me too. Instead, I breathed a sigh of relief when the book started coming to an end.
The descriptions of the surrounding were quite detailed and I enjoyed that part. I just wish the author put that much more effort into transporting me there through the characters.
I would read this author again, however, because there is a lot of promise. Maybe not a period piece.
" I am Betty Annand, the author of the novel, "The Girl From Old Nichol" and I want to thank everyone for their nice comments and to say that a second book in my series will be coming out in October, 2017. If you want to know what happens to Gladys be sure to look for it. Cheers, Betty"
Dec 21, 2016 02:45PM