ENCHANTED AUGUST BY BRENDA BOWEN
RATING: 2 STARS
A failed attempt by the author to write a modern day version of Enchanted April. Four Park Slope women, needing a break from their husbands, take a vacation staying in a forty room cottage on an island off Maine. on one of Maine’s islands, staying in a forty room cottage. Although the setting is described well, the characters were un-relatable, un-likeable and two-dimensional. Meanwhile, the owner is an older gay gentleman, stays in the attic during the rental time, hoping the perfect buyer will fall in love with his house – along with him, and purchase his house. This character didn’t add or forward the story in any way.
An advance reader’s copy was provided to me by NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.