The widow s daughter edlin nicholas. Book Review: The Widow's Daughter by Nicholas Edlin 2019-03-04

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The Widows Daughter A Novel, Nicholas Edlin. (Paperback 0143120824) Used Book available for Swap

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In 1943, Captain Sokol is a surgeon in the U. In 1943, Captain Sokol is a surgeon in the U. I found this to be an extraordinary and profound book, cleverly told and beautifully written. Edlin is a native New Zealander and his love of the country comes through in his descriptive language. I won a copy of The Widow's Daughter from a FirstReads giveaway here on goodreads. Almost everyone has a couple of murky secrets. As he fights to prove his innocence, he finds that the woman he loves is not who she seems, and that the blood of another might be on his hands.

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Book Review: The Widow's Daughter by Nicholas Edlin

the widow s daughter edlin nicholas

Edlin captured the heart strings in the very first chapter, and I felt the story! Edlin has captured perfectly the interplay between the Auckland populace and the American soldiers. Unfortunately, one of Sokol's rivals from his Stanford Medical School days is also stationed at Victoria Park, and falls for Emily as well. Sokol, traveling to see the author of a book about his New Zealand adventure, tells his story through flashbacks and remembrances, as he converses with a young man that he picks up on the way. As he fights to prove his innocence, he finds that the woman he loves is not who she seems, and that the blood of another might be on his hands. Dismissive of Emily's suspiciously British mother and violent brother, the two vie for her hand. This book was slow to start.

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The Widow's Daughter by Nicholas Edlin

the widow s daughter edlin nicholas

Nicholas Edlin's startling debut novel brilliantly captures the Auckland of the early 1940s and weaves a spellbinding story of love and betrayal that will linger in the reader's mind. He currently lives in London with his partner. He paints pictures with his words, not only of the physical world but of the world inside of the characters internal beings. With so many elements none were fully developed and I never had a real sense of Sokol's character development. Peter Sokol, an artist living in San Diego, is haunted by his past.

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Dismissive of Emily's suspiciously British mother and A spellbinding story of love, war, and betrayal. The writing was excellent for a debut novel; it was something in the story that was lacking for me. As he drives up the coast, he recalls the events of the war. The writing is spare, beautifully crafted and the research impeccable. There seemed to be no basis for this wild romance and certainly no rationale for the guilt carried by Sokol through the years.

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It was a tiny bit predictable. The author, Nicholas Edlin, has good potential and this was a worthy first effort. Please select carefully as returns are not accepted. Unlike another reviewer of this book, I liked the main character and thought the author did a great job of helping us understand his mental state. While this isn't a constant bother, it's unusual for a major publisher. Sokol, traveling to see the author of a book about his New Zealand adventure, tells his story through flashbacks and remembrances, as he converses with a young man that he picks up on the way. The characters were likable at best neutral at worst.

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The Widow's Daughter

the widow s daughter edlin nicholas

As he fights to prove his innocence, he finds that the woman he loves is not who she seems, and that the blood of another might be on his hands. Your heart breaks with him and rejoices in his victor Nicholas Edlin allowed me to appreciate his skill in writing particularly in the first chapters. The main character, artist Peter Sokol, is a study in the disillusionment and isolation of a war veteran. He has worked as a solicitor in Wellington and Auckland, and as a legal adviser at the Treasury Solicitor's Department in London. And in the last fifteen or so pages it throws you shine curveball I hadn't suspected in the slightest! A novel with vivid character sketches, muscly dialogue, energetic movement. Your heart breaks with him and rejoices in his victories among the difficult circumstances of war love and loss. Peter Sokol, an artist living in San Diego, is haunted by his past.

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The Widow's Daughter by Nicholas Edlin

the widow s daughter edlin nicholas

Also the writer's editor seems to have taken a day off at some point. Marines stationed in Auckland, New Zealand, where he and his longtime nemesis have fallen in love with the same beautiful and enigmatic woman, Emily Walters. Nicholas Edlin Nicholas Edlin was born and raised in Christchurch and lived for some time in Korea. Some typos cause whole sentences to become nonsense. The book is well laid out and thought out. It is an unusual story of betrayal and love, set in a colourful time in Auckland. Although this keeps the pace moving and adds to the mystery of it all, by the time readers get to the final scenes there's so much to absorb it makes the story difficult.

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Fiction Book Review: The Widow's Daughter by Nicholas Edlin. Penguin, $15 trade paper (378p) ISBN 9780143120827

the widow s daughter edlin nicholas

The main plotline of the book tells the tale of his relationship between himself and a young woman he meets in New Zealand. While, I know that's an oxymoron , the setting and plot are mildly interesting I could care less about the characters. He paints pictures with his words, not only of the physical world but of the world inside of the characters internal beings. This review also appears on my blog www. The story weaves back and forth from modern-day California to wartime New Zealand.

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