Bought 11 Mar 2007 – Bookends

This was an OK novel about growing up in 1960s Wales. The Tempest sisters try to claim the swinging 60s while battling against traditional expectations. I found this OK but a bit formulaic (accidental pregnancy – check; abortion – check; girl who wants to go to University – check) and I also felt the author was a bit too fond of some of her characters and let her feelings for them get in the way of their development. I thought this was a first novel and thought it was quite good for a first, then I found it was her fourth.

Will be registered for BookCrossing.