- Author R. D. Blackmore
I’ve been put off reading this one before because of the amount of local dialect - I find a bit of written dialect fun but too much and I start to zone out. Nevertheless, I made a concerted effort to get past that and found there was actually less than I had thought! Typical.
Anyway, in terms of story, the Romeo & Juliet style star-crossed lovers part was interesting, the tale of Lorna and John and the fates keeping them apart. I thought it heated up to some great drama at the end. The politics side of things was less interesting to me and some of the fighting lost me in places, but it didn’t seem too important to the story. It was more about the heroine of the title and if she can escape the clutches of the Doones!
Overall liked it, glad I pushed past the dialect issue but was a bit disappointed to find the other issue tempering my enjoyment.