Our review today comes from Book Review Team Member Alison, she blogs at http://alisonwilliamswriting.wordpress.com/
Alison has been reading Twilight’s Indian Princess by Margaret Langstaff
Here is her review.
Twilight’s Indian Princess
This is a well-written novella with moments of stunning prose and an intriguing central character. Busy teacher and mum Sarah is looking forward to some well-deserved time to herself – time that is marked by an empty block on a calendar that is normally chock-a-block with responsibilities, appointments and promises. She is a woman that most of us will see some of ourselves in – spreading our time too thinly, making promises that we wish we hadn’t, loading ourselves up with commitments that leave us rushing around craving a few moments of silence and solitude. But Sarah’s planned ‘me time’ doesn’t pan out how she, or we, imagined.
I must admit that I was left feeling a little confused. I’m not entirely convinced by the length of this story. The characters and situation would lend themselves really well to an engaging short story. Alternatively, with some development of character, this could unfold into a great novel, but as a novella, I was left feeling a bit unsatisfied. I wanted to know more about Sarah, her children, her husband and what happened after the potatoes J.
That said, I do recommend this – it’s a great story to while away some precious time for yourself.