Just popping in, read it some time ago, didn't find it as good as her previous two.
Adored Hens Dancing, read it when pregnant, and also Summertime was good.
Agree with Mummysurfer that they seem mismatched.
I also thought they were mismatched but there were defintely flashes when it was clear that they balanced each other perfectly. I really couldn't make my mind up one way or another and thought it could go either way right up to the last couple of pages.
Finished it last night. Was a bit disappointed with the ending, it all seemed to happen in a rush. Was left with an 'oh is that it' feeling. Not as good as her other two, I love The Beauty tho what a star
I just finished it too. Very disappointing- quite pleasant and undemanding, but nothing to get your teeth into, and not really worthy of a proper discussion. I agree about the Beauty, but she's the only character in the whole book I could care about.