“Really good book, good story, sequel to another I. Allende book that I can't remember right now”Lindart wrote this review Monday, August 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Stunning book”Linda Whitfield wrote this review Wednesday, July 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good story line, but didn't come together in the end. It especially annoyed me that the last chapter had an issue with 1st and 3rd person.”Jen K wrote this review Sunday, July 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“153rd: PORTRAIT IN SEPIA by Isabel Allende
Chosen By: Miriam
Trivia Winner - Millenia
~COVE OPINION: C-, Below average story”
“excellent”Shari wrote this review Thursday, December 27, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Even tho it is a good book, I was very dissapointed by all the sex references Allende makes in this and in other several books. It remainded me of some or her previous work, so you kind of figure out what comes next.
A pesar de que la temática me pareció buena, me decepcionó bastante el hecho de que Allende hace muchas referencias sexuales cuando no son necesarias, y esto lo hace en varios libros. También el trabajo se parece a muchas de sus obras pasadas y entonces la trama se vuelve un poco predecible. ”
“Quick Take: I read "Daughter of Fortune", somehow skipped the middle novel, "The House of the Spirits", and read the third-in-series. (I didn't know it was a series until I started reading this one and realized that I had read of this family before). Great historical, multi-generational, character-driven fiction with enough drama to keep you reading as much as possible. Allende is a truly gifted writer, and this is a marvelous book.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars”
“I liked this book very much. The characters have drawn me into their story, I felt their feelings, like I was there with them. That are the main reasons why Allende is my favourite writer ”MathildeMiroux wrote this review Monday, April 23, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Set against the intriguing international backdrops of turn-of-the century San Francisco and revolutionary Chile, Portrait in Sepia recounts the story of Aurora del Valle, an independent young woman with a mysterious family history and a passion for the nascent art of photography. Continuing the sweeping family saga begun in Daughter of Fortune, Portrait in Sepia once again finds Isabel Allende in top form as a gifted storyteller.”Alan S wrote this review Wednesday, February 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“An easy read with the complex family history of three generations of Chileans. Based around a powerful matriarch and her granddaughter. Some information about Chilean politics of the time and class attitudes. Quite an enjoyable read as it wasn't taxing and the characters were well drawn.”Marion Mackenzie wrote this review Sunday, January 8, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No