The Cross House
At the strong recommendation of several readers, I have been listening to A Gentleman in Moscow for the last week while working on the Cross House. The book is very long, which I like. It is well written and full of interesting characters but I had trouble connecting with the book, which I had anticipated based on some of the reviews. However, when the “daughter” appeared about half-way through I finally felt, well, touched and have since been enjoying the book a lot. I will miss it when the story concludes, which is now in the early 1950s.
A problem, perhaps, was that I had just finished reading Amy Snow, which I connected with almost from the first page, so I suspect that Gentleman may have suffered by comparison.