Title: The Curse of Misty Wayfair
Author: Jamie Jo Wright
About the book: It alternates between the perspectives of two women, Thea and Heidi, in different time periods, seeking answers to questions regarding their identity.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
First impressions: I’ve read and liked a couple of Wright’s novels in the past. Even though I thought I’d enjoy the plot, I found it hard to get into at first.
Characters: Both Thea and Heidi are flawed but relatable. There are several characters in each story, but I didn’t find it too difficult to keep track of them. That said, keeping track of everybody’s relation to other family members took a bit more work.
“So much of life is a mystery, and so often it is left unsolved.”
Writing: I appreciated the representation of mental illness and special needs. The author addresses issues like autism as well as anxiety. I wasn’t expecting that, but they add more depth to the characters and to the story.
I’m also a fan of the subtle romance because it didn’t overshadow the main storylines.
Final thoughts: By the end, I wanted to know how all the pieces fit together. I love novels like this one where I can’t quite predict all the twists and turns. In my opinion, the ending was the most interesting.
The Curse of Misty Wayfair won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s a complex narrative about important issues.
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