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Book Review : Longing by Mary Balogh

3.5 stars

So many things happening: an unfolding love story, an unlikely wedding to be had, dire coal mining conditions, hungry and angry coal miners about to go on strike in a small town setting with awesome nature that has no comparison. To think their fantasy-like place is being raped by the coal industry is something that sets the plot a bit dark and bleak. Honestly, some parts of the books are stressful but at the same time, I couldn’t put the book down because I want to know how the story will end..

What had happened to the feeling that he was a stranger in a strange land? Ah, but there was that other feeling he had had right from the start, right from that walk he had taken out onto the hills with Verity—that feeling of longing, that feeling that somehow he had come home, though he had not quite understood it at the time. But that was what the feeling was. He had come home. And he had found his love there.”

One of the few books that tired me while I read. I am ambivalent about Sian who seems to act on impulse and seems brave but not brave at the same time. Alexander, on the other hand, gave me mixed feelings too.