Rating: ★★★☆☆

I can’t say I love Hardy’s novels. From every classic author, he is probably my least favourite. But the title and the synopsis did catch my attention. My first thought was: ‘this story is quite different from what was being published at the time’, which was another surprise.

At first I did not know I was enjoying this book. Until the end. Too sad for a love story. Too sad for a love like this. Too real for every real love