February 22, 2007
A Stranger's House
A Stranger's House by Bret Lott
Quit on 2/17/07
2007 TBR Challenge (incomplete)
For a long time, Claire and Tom Templeton have wished in vain for a child. What they have instead is a house, a charming old Cape that is their consolation. In the gray chill of a Massachusetts autumn, the Templetons and two local handymen, loners and eccentrics, work to rebuild the ramshackle home. As the house takes on a new life, Claire begins to understand its tangled history -- and to reconcile her own past and renew her hope for the future.
I really have nothing to say about this book. I didn't even make it to my 50-page cut off requirement, quitting after 42 pages. There is something very bleak and sinister about this novel. I enjoyed Jewel several years ago, but this book is heading off to the used book store. I think the evil rabbit was the final straw for this reader. Shudder.