"Exciting relationship drama"
Extremely successful historical author Victoria Hussey
worries about her godson Orlando Manners who abruptly
married Lindy within a week of meeting her. Still Victoria
knows what it is like to fall in love at first sight as she
reflects back on the first time that she met Orlando's
Uncle Bruno, whom she believes never returned her
feelings. Deep inside Bruno has loved Victoria too, but
feels unworthy of her.
Rose, the daughter of Victoria's housekeeper Peg, is
heartbroken because she has loved Orlando forever. Now
Lindy is coming to meet Victoria and Peg knows she must
keep Rose in line before her daughter causes trouble.
However, that week in the nearby cottage shows to all how
the hard working Lindy fails to fit in with this "me-me"
crowd that includes her new spouse. Then there is what to
do with THE VISITOR'S BOOK that she just received from
Victoria that explains much about the death of
When THE VISITOR'S BOOK focuses on relationships,
readers have quite a serious comedy of errors. However,
when the plot twists into a mystery it loses steam. The
entanglements caused by adding one person into the various
equations are cleverly written so that the audience
observes a geometric impact on everyone. Surprisingly
readers will feel empathy towards the outsider Lindy who is
the only character not afraid to show her feelings without
any layers of masks. Fans of deep relationship dramas will
conclude that Caroline Upcher has done sub-genre readers a
great favor with this gracefully flowing novel.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 18, 2001