Title: Frenchman’s Creek
Author: Daphne du Maurier
Page Count: 262
I went into this book pretty blindly, and I’m still not sure whether it was a good idea or not. I guess it was, but only because I don’t think I would have picked it up otherwise. It’s kind of a historical fiction novel with a bunch of romance in it, as well as a French pirate. He was by far my favourite character, mainly because in many ways he was a walking contradiction. It made it interesting, because he felt like a real person.
I thought this book was beautifully written, but there was still something about it that struggled to hold my attention. I think that’s mostly the fault of the story line and I’m going to hope that this just wasn’t the subject matter for me. I’ve read three du Maurier books so far and Rebecca was by far the strongest, but I do think that there’s something about du Maurier that keeps me reading.
So even though at the start of this I was vaguely considering removing her books from my wishlist on Goodreads, I eventually decided not to. I’ll still keep picking up her books when I can, but I don’t think I’m going to go out of my way to get to them. I can take them or leave them, and that’s really the case with this one. It was just okay, what more do you want? If you see it and you fancy it, read it.