I just finished up the audio book Stella Bain by Anita Shreve. I’ve read a couple other books by the author and thought they were okay so decided to try this one.
I almost quit a couple times thinking the book might pick up…never did. It’s written in third person. It’s completely and totally predictable. The story isn’t remarkable. I never felt close to the characters.
Here’s what Amazon had to say, “Stella Bain has no memory of her past when she wakes up in a hospital bed in Marne, France. It is 1916, and she wears the uniform of a British war nurse but speaks with an American accent. As soon as she is able, Stella sets out for London, where she hopes to find answers. What she discovers-with the help of Dr. August Bridge, who takes an interest in her case-both shocks and startles. As Stella’s memories come racing back, she must undertake a journey across the ocean to confront the haunted past of the woman she used to be.
In this gripping historical drama that transports us from Europe to America and back again, Anita Shreve weaves an engrossing tale about love and memory, set against the backdrop of a war that devastated an entire generation.”
Amazon readers gave it 3.7 stars. I would give it 2.5. I’m actually a little frustrated with myself that I kept on listening. UGH. The only reason I did is that I kept hoping something would happen and because I didn’t have another book already downloaded. Oh UGH…what a waste of time.