I must confess to having read Paper Daisies earlier in the year and have only just decided to write about it…or rather not write about it.
I have read The Blue Mile and This Red Earth, both authored by Kim Kelly. Both were enjoyable books and I rated each books as four star read.
Paper Daisies commenced at Christmas 1900, whereas This Red Earth was set at the end of World War I and The Blue Mile in the 1930s and World War II
As I said it has been some time since listening to Paper Daisies and I had forgotten the story. I was beginning to think that I may need to re-read it. Then in Goodreads blurb I spied those two words. Berylda Jones. With just those two words enough of the story came back to realise why I had not previously reviewed Paper Daisies.
This audio version will go down as not my favourite Kim Kelly book. From memory, the story seemed disjointed and I simply could not get into to it. After a few chapters I put it away.
Unfortunately I am one of ten readers who have rated Paper Daisies one star book. For me that is an unfinished book. Considering around 75% of readers have rated Paper Daisies as with three (or more) stars, it may a better read than an audio book.
At the time of writing my review, other
Goodreads readers have rated
an average of 3.7 stars from
166 ratings and 45 reviews
can be purchased on-line at
Fishpond, Booktopia, and Amazon