Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly Whittemore: Murder, rape, theft and a mysteries abound

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bitter Murder, rape, theft and mysteries abound.

I was intrigued by the novel after reading one chapter and it kept my interest throughout. You are introduced to Mabel Dagmar and her college roommate Genevra Winslow straight away. An unlikely friendship blossoms between them as they grew up in different worlds – Mabel is attending college on a scholarship and Genevra (Ev as she is referred to throughout) is stinking rich. Their attitudes on everything from clothes, food, rules, studying, etc are polar opposites.

Mabel’s parents own a dry cleaning store in Oregon and scholarship was the only way she would go to college. Ev on the hand never wanted for anything. On her 18th birthday she donates a painting to the university as is custom for her family. Each child donates a masterpiece to a place of their choosing when they turn 18. The older children chose the Metropolitan Museum but…

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