Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

I finished this a couple of weeks ago and am just now getting around to writing about it. It was the story of four Englishwomen who spend a month's holiday together in a beautiful Italian villa. They didn't know each other before their holiday. This could have been a recipe for disaster, but instead it was a sweet story; a little too sweet for my taste actually. It was too much like a fairy tale with everyone living happily ever after.  I rate it 2 out of 5.


Kathy A. Johnson said...

Have you seen the movie version of this book? I really like it--it's very restful, and the scenery is wonderful. It is sweet, though, and I can see what you mean.

Richard Sheppard said...

Hummm, too bad the book wasn't that good. I'm with Kathy above, I LOVE this movie! I've seen it several times. The DVD version is a bad reproduction but the Netflix streaming version is good. Yes, it's sweet but it can really lift spirits in the winter time when it's cold and rainy out.