BOOK REVIEW: THE HOUSE OF LANYON
Richard Lanyon did not like the idea that he was a farmer and worked the land of the very affluent Sweetwater family. He came up with an idea that would involve his son, Peter. Richard arranged for his son to marry Liza Weaver who is wealthy. There is a big problem – Peter really loves someone else and Liza’s heart belongs to another man. They try to make the best of it as a type of duty to their families. There are many secrets and if they were revealed the lives of many people could be destroyed.
Does Richard’s plan work?
On the plus side, you have the intrigue of what goes on with the rivalry between two families. The author does a good job of making the reader feel Richard’s passion to want to be able to take what is not really his.
On the negative side, I would have to say that it was difficult for me to really get “into” this novel. You are introduced to so many characters at the beginning that I almost felt like I needed a scorecard to keep track of everyone and their relationships. This made the pace of the book very slow for me and it never really picked up.
If you are looking for a good historical novel, you will probably be disappointed with “The House of Lanyon”.
REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON
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