Girl in Red Velvet by Margaret James
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Lily goes to Oxford and meets two boys – Max and Harry. She ends up falling in love with them both. She slightly prefers Max, but Harry is the sensible choice. So she ends up married to Harry while Max travels around the world trying to get into as many dangerous situations as he can.
I had trouble warming to Lily. Max and Harry were both likeable and, when things go horribly wrong towards, they act in ways that are entirely understandable given the circumstances. This is an epic story that spans several decades. It’s about love and trust and forgiveness. The ending is beautiful.
Oxford plays a large part in the book, which made me all nostalgic for Norham Gardens.
The usual disclaimer – the author and I know each other (we write for the same publisher). I enjoy reading her books, which is why I request ARCs of her books from Netgalley. Which is just a longwinded way of saying ‘thank you to Netgalley for a free book in exchange for a review’.
3 thoughts on “Book Review: Girl In Red Velvet by Margaret James”
I love Margaret’s books having only recently discovered them through Twitter. I can’t wait to read this one 🙂
Thank you for your lovely review, Rhoda. I’m glad you liked the ending, which went through several incarnations! 💖💖💖
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It was a very sweet ending. I think you made the right choice. 🙂