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Anne Brooke: fiction writer

Contemporary gay romance and fantasy writer. Also loves flowers and bakes the occasional cake. Sometimes they're edible ...

Enjoyable family saga

Divided Loyalties - Patricia Scanlan

You can always rely on Scanlan to write a balanced and enjoyable family saga, and this novel is no exception. The tale of two sisters, one brother and their various sets of relationships has more than enough meat to it to make the nearly 700 pages no chore to read at all. I also thought the difficulties of looking after an elderly parent - and whose responsibility it is - were well handled, and it had a nice resolution. Shauna was definitely my favourite sister, and her story was the most dramatic and the most gripping of the set. A good reliable read.