January 20, 2020

DNF Review: Gone by Nightfall

Gone by Nightfall by Dee Garretson
Grade: DNF
Release date: January 21, 2020
An e-galley was provided by Macmillan via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
Summary: It’s 1917, and Charlotte Mason is determined to make a life for herself in czarist Russia. When her mother dies, Charlotte is forced to put her plans to go to medical school aside to care for her unruly siblings. Then a handsome new tutor arrives. Charlotte has high hopes that he’ll stay, freeing her up to follow her dreams of becoming a doctor. But there’s more to Dmitri that meets the eye.

Just when she thinks she can get her life back, Russia descends into revolution and chaos. Now, not only does Charlotte need to leave Russia, she needs to get her siblings out too--and fast.

Can Charlotte flee Russia, keep her siblings safe, and uncover Dmitri’s many secrets before she runs out of time?

When did I stop reading?: 10% into my e-galley
Why did I stop reading?: I really want to love more historical fiction, but the voice wasn't there for this one. I couldn't bring myself to care about any of the (many) characters we met in the first three chapters.

The Verdict: Lacked that certain spark.

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