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Mandi Kaye @ Never Too Fond of Books

Louisa May Alcott may as well have been writing about me when she wrote "She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain!" But I am a staunch believer that there is no such thing.

The House of Velvet and Glass - Katherine Howe Reviewed at http://www.mandikayereads.com/archives/1366 (4/2/12)Despite my low rating, I did end up enjoying this book. The 3.5 stems primarily from the extraordinarily slow beginning. It took awhile before things started coming together, but when they did I found myself looking forward to turning the page.This book isn’t action-packed; there’s no murder or high speed chases. There is a young woman who misses her mother and sister, both of whom drowned on the Titanic; there is the story of a young sailor in China; and there is the story of a mother and daughter the night the Titanic sank. All three stories are expertly woven together to tell the tale of a family.And while I probably will never read this book again, I am glad to have read it.