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Letters to Rosy: 04/25/10
Rene Dubois and Roselee Payton were friends together in the 1950s and 1960s in a small town in America. Rene now lives in Germany and Roselee is still stateside. After years apart they pick up their friendship in the form of letter writing. Their letters bring to light a tragedy involving a widower and his missing daughter, Sasha.
I've had hit and miss results with reading epistolary novels. Letters to Rosy suffers from a flimsy premise and an even shakier execution. Worst of all is the characterization. Everyone is "so" this or that. It's a world populated with perfect people suffering through unmentionably awful tragedies. It's just too much to swallow.
The big secret that's revealed at the end is pretty obvious from the get-go because the words the so called modern characters are using are straight out of the 1950s.
I didn't manage to read the book in its entirety. I got about a third of the way through and skipped to the end. I received the book for review from the author. I have since released it through BookCrossing.