Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Savage Girl: A Novel by Jean Zimmerman





Book: Savage Girl: A Novel
 
Author: Jean Zimmerman
 
Narrator (if applicable):n/a

Release date (if applicable): Published

Synopsis: From Goodreads.com

Jean Zimmerman’s new novel tells of the dramatic events that transpire when an alluring, blazingly smart eighteen-year-old girl named Bronwyn, reputedly raised by wolves in the wilds of Nevada, is adopted in 1875 by the Delegates, an outlandishly wealthy Manhattan couple, and taken back East to be civilized and introduced into high society.
Bronwyn hits the highly mannered world of Edith Wharton era Manhattan like a bomb. A series of suitors, both young and old, find her irresistible, but the willful girl’s illicit lovers begin to turn up murdered.
Zimmerman’s tale is narrated by the Delegate’s son, a Harvard anatomy student. The tormented, self-dramatizing Hugo Delegate speaks from a prison cell where he is prepared to take the fall for his beloved Savage Girl. This narrative—a love story and a mystery with a powerful sense of fable—is his confession

My rating: 2 Stars
 
My opinion: I could never warm up totally to this book. I felt that the story was too drawn out and the story had to be pulled out. As a result, it dragged on for me and I had difficulties with staying focused on it.  Furthermore, I felt that the characters were weakly written, which really emphasized the earlier mentioned issues. 

Source: Publisher for review
       
Would I recommend? : No
 
Stand Alone or Part of a Series: Stand alone