Thursday, July 2, 2020

Review: The Woman in the Green Dress by Tea Cooper

About the book:
A cursed opal, a gnarled family tree, and a sinister woman in a green dress emerge in the aftermath of World War I.
After a whirlwind romance, London teashop waitress Fleur Richards can’t wait for her new husband, Hugh, to return from the Great War. But when word of his death arrives on Armistice Day, Fleur learns he has left her a sizable family fortune. Refusing to accept the inheritance, she heads to his beloved home country of Australia in search of the relatives who deserve it more.
In spite of her reluctance, she soon finds herself the sole owner of a remote farm and a dilapidated curio shop full of long-forgotten artifacts, remarkable preserved creatures, and a mystery that began more than sixty-five years ago. With the help of Kip, a repatriated soldier dealing with the sobering aftereffects of war, Fleur finds herself unable to resist pulling on the threads of the past. What she finds is a shocking story surrounding an opal and a woman in a green dress. . . a story that, nevertheless, offers hope and healing for the future.
This romantic mystery from award-winning Australian novelist Tea Cooper will keep readers guessing until the astonishing conclusion.
My rating:
3.5
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My thoughts:

The Woman In The Green Dress was such a unique read. I wasn't expecting the two timelines and so I was a little confused at first, but once I got used to the alternating stories, I found it intriguing.

The mystery was fascinating, and even creepy at times (mainly near the end, lol). I was hooked in trying to figure things out and really liked how it ended. There was a certain aspect that I didn't care for, as it seemed unrealistic, but I can understand why it was in the story.

All in all, The Woman In The Green Dress was a good read and one that I'm sure historical lovers will enjoy. 

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1 comments:

Sara Strand said...

Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours

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