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I tried on three occasions to read this book. I loved the other two books I read by this author and hated to see them end. But this book, House Lessons, stopped me cold after about 14% into the Kindle book. I usually finish a book even if it's not particularly interesting to me. But this one, I could not do it. And I had paid for this download. I just felt I could order something else with the money I spent on this book. So sorry, but the story dragged along. There was all this info that just did little to move the story along with Latin words, etc. It was a confusing shift from one child to a grown woman (assuming it was the child) and her husband's family. Then there was a Victorian house falling down in disrepair and a couple buying it to fix up. It just lost me along the way. I know this author intended a better reception to this book and I wish I could give it.
I was really hoping to enjoy this book since it was about renovating a historic house and two other books I'd read by the author I liked quite a bit, but this was not to be. I got through the first few chapters but just can't continue. The book is too wordy for me and kind of jumps around to other topics in-between talking about the actual house and what was being done.