Author: Emma Donoghue

Thank you to @netgalley and the publisher for the advanced review copy.

Release Date: August 2022
GENRE: Historical Fiction

2.5 Stars

3 religious men set out on a small boat in search of an island after their leader has a dream.

This book caught my attention because of the premise and author but I’m so sad to say it wasn’t for me. The writing is undeniably beautiful, but I just couldn’t fall in love with the characters, and with the lack of adventure, it fell short.  The characters lacked conviction and the plot lacked excitement. I just found it boring and couldn’t get excited about the story. Because the writing is superb, and I’ve loved the author’s other books, I rounded it up to three stars. You might like it more or even love it if you don’t mind a slow plot.

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