A book review from The Movie Snob.
North of the Tension Line, by J.F. Riordan (2014). I read a couple of rave reviews of this novel, Riordan’s first, by reviewers I trust. One of them even compared Riordan to Jane Austen, so of course I was hooked. Sorry to say, I thought the book was a bit of a let-down. The main character is Fiona Campbell, a single woman who finds herself living in small-town Wisconsin near her close friend Elisabeth. On a dare, she buys a run-down old house in an even smaller Wisconsin town on Washington Island out in Lake Michigan. Events ensue. Elisabeth wants a relationship with Roger, who runs her town’s coffee shop. Fiona doesn’t want the goat Roger gives her as a housewarming gift. Fiona’s next-door neighbor is a wicked witch. It’s fine, but it’s nothing special.