23/06/2000

Snow in April (by Rosamunde Pilcher)


This book is one of the lighter and shorter works of fiction by Rosamunde Pilcher. She is one of my favourite modern authors, probably the best writer I know at getting inside the skin of her characters.

In this book, Caroline, who is about to get married, drives to Scotland with her younger brother to try and see their long-lost elder brother. They are stranded in a snowstorm and take refuge in a mansion with an unhappy young man.

An enjoyable light read with the author's usual excellent style despite this being one of her earliest novels. The people are believable and the ending is positive and happy, albeit rather predictable.

(You can also read my longer review of 'Snow in April' written nine years later after re-reading)

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