Thursday, October 30, 2008


The Ruby Ring by Diane Haeger
Rating: 2.5 stars (out of 5)
Genre: historical fiction
Challenge: TBR (last one!)
Review: Very little about this book rings true. Which is a shame, because it's a good story, but nearly every scene seems contrived and forced. A few of the scenes that actually deal with art and painting are better than others, but there are too few of those scenes. Once Raphael and Margherita get together, all of their interactions are much the same, with a few variations in words and emphasis. A potentially interesting addition to the painting-turned-novel genre, but not in the same league as some others.


Lezlie said...

Have you read anything else by this author? She looks interesting, but I never hear very good reviews.


mmz said...

I haven't read anything else by her, and, honestly, I probably won't.