Great Book From the First Pageby Martha-A-Cheves
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February 24, 2009: From the 1st page of this book I felt myself stepping back into the past. The dialect of the characters, the clothes they are wearing and even their homes are described so perfectly that you feel you are standing at a window looking in.
Carol gives you the background of the woman called Rovella Starr by taking you back into the 1930s when Rovella was nothing but a 13 year old child with the body and experience of an adult. This is one child with a real problem, who becomes an adult with an even worse problem. What is her problem? She is selfish, self centered and totally evil. The terrible things she does to those who cross her are bad enough but what she does to those that really love and care about her are worse.
As I read along, I remember people from my past, childhood into adulthood, that remind me of Rovella Starr. There ARE people out there like her. Rovella Starr has to be one of the most believable fiction books I've ever read. I'm about ¾ into Rovella Starr and don't want to put it down. It is a must read.