Reminds me of Austin's Pride and Prejudice in more ways than one; the sisters (Gudren and Ursula) each falling for their Mr MC Dreamies who happen to be good friends with eachother. What a quartet! Lawrence nevertheless treats his readers to expansive metaphors, images and he manages to finish with similar ideas to Austin's, without that false sense of wedded happiness.
I found the first part of this novel to be brilliant but nearing the end at the mountains, I was just dying for the book to finish already. The end is definatly well work hanging out for though.
*** <three stars!