Saturday, January 23, 2021

Frankly, My Dear by Sandra Hill

 

DNF @ 18%

I bought this even though it had mixed reviews because I'm a sucker for time travel romances and I thought the premise seemed really fun. Unfortunately, it really didn't work for me. Part of that is because of the way it's written-- it is a book from the 1990s that attempts to make light of romances set on plantations, particularly those like GONE WITH THE WIND, which the heroine professes to love. Unfortunately, this means a lot of Black stereotypes and making light of racism. I see that this book has a cult following and I'm sure that for some people, this will be of the "so bad it's good" variety of entertainment, but it really comes across as quite tone deaf and I wasn't able to enjoy it. I'd read more of this author's more recent books, since the 1990s were a while ago and I'm sure she's evolved her style since then, but I wouldn't recommend this one.

1 out of 5 stars

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