May 20, 2022

Looking Back - More Than You Know

Looking Back... In an effort to transfer my book journal entries over to this blog, I'm going to attempt to post (in chronological order) an entry every Friday. I may or may not add extra commentary to what I jotted down in these journals.

More Than You Know by Beth Gutcheon
2000 William Morrow
Finished on March 15, 2001
Rating: 2/5 (Fair)

Publisher's Blurb:

In a small town called Dundee on the coast of Maine, an old woman named Hannah Gray begins her story: "Somebody said 'true love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.' I've seen both and I don't know how to tell you which is worse." Hannah has decided, finally, to leave a record of the passionate and anguished long-ago summer in Dundee when she met Conary Crocker, the town bad boy and love of her life. This spare, piercing, and unforgettable novel bridges two centuries and two intense love stories as Hannah and Conary's fate is interwoven with the tale of a marriage that took place in Dundee a hundred years earlier.

My Original Thoughts (2001):

Written by the same author of Five Fortunes. Story about love and ghosts. Alternating chapters, different time periods. Somewhat confusing during the first half of the book. Slightly suspenseful (enough to keep me reading), but not a great book. Too many unanswered questions. I think this author may be a "one hit wonder." So far, I've only enjoyed Five Fortunes. More Than You Know is not one that I can recommend.

My Current Thoughts:

I don't remember much about this novel, but I do remember that I was surprised that it was such a departure from Five Fortunes


  1. I haven't read anything by this author, I may look to see what Five Fortunes is about.

    1. I tried to reread it (Five Fortunes) but was too bored.


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