Title: The Last Romantics
Author: Tara Conklin
Publisher: William Morrow 2019
Rating: 3/5 stars
When the renowned poet Fiona Skinner is asked about the inspiration behind her iconic work, The Love Poem, she tells her audience a story about her family and a betrayal that reverberates through time.
It begins in a big yellow house with a funeral, an iron poker, and a brief variation forever known as the Pause: a free and feral summer in a middle-class Connecticut town. Caught between the predictable life they once led and an uncertain future that stretches before them, the Skinner siblings—fierce Renee, sensitive Caroline, golden boy Joe and watchful Fiona—emerge from the Pause staunchly loyal and deeply connected. Two decades later, the siblings find themselves once again confronted with a family crisis that tests the strength of these bonds and forces them to question the life choices they’ve made and ask what, exactly, they will do for love.
I just couldn’t really find any enjoyment out of this book. This sweeping family saga isn’t my cup of tea at all. I think this is the type of book that just really isn’t for me. I found many of the characters too difficult to connect to and wasn’t really interested in their growth. Just not for me.
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