BOOK REVIEW: The Liz Taylor Ring by Brenda Janowitz


Title: The Liz Taylor Ring
Author: Brenda Janowitz
Publication: February 1, 2022
Publisher: Graydon House
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Pages: 378


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SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

In 1978, Lizzie Morgan and Ritchie Schneider embark on a whirlwind romance on the bright beaches and glamorous yachts of Long Island. Over the years, their relationship has its share of ups and downs, including a nine-month hiatus that ends with a stunning eleven-carat ring—one that looks just like the diamond Richard Burton gifted Liz Taylor after their own separation. Like the famous couple, despite the drama that would unfold throughout the Schneiders’ marriage, the ring would be there as a symbol of their love…until it wasn’t.

Decades later, when the lost ring unexpectedly resurfaces, the Schneiders’ three children gather under one roof for the first time in years, eager to get their hands on this beloved, expensivereminder of their departed parents. But determining the fate of the heirloom is no simple task, unearthing old wounds and heartaches the siblings can’t ignore. And when the ring reveals a secret that challenges everything they thought they knew about their parents’ epic love story, they’ll have to decide whether to move forward as a family or let the ring break them once and for all. 


**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

When this book came across my email I knew I needed to read this book. I immediately requested it and couldn’t wait to read it.  I have never heard of this author before and was excited to discover a new author.  

First of all, I did NOT finish this book.  I read 20% of it and could not finish it at all. So what I am reviewing is what I have read.  A group of siblings have grown apart.  One is a black sheep and lives across the country from the other siblings.  Their father dies and they get notified that he had a secret bank box in the Cayman Islands.  They have to go and get retrieve it.  I did not like this book at all.  I was at 20% and I had yet to find out anything about the Liz Taylor ring.  I did not like the main characters at all.  I thought that they were snobbish and just rude.  The one sister that wasn’t snobbish just seemed like she was trying too hard to be a black sheep or something. 

I really wanted to like this book but I just couldn’t get into it.  I tried to start and stop it a few times thinking maybe I was not in the right mind to read it but each time I was unable to get into it each time.  I don’t know what it was about it.  The book was boring and just didn’t hold my interest at all.  The characters were not well-liked and they weren’t well developed in my opinion.  Read the book and make your own decision and maybe eventually I will try and finish the book but I can’t promise anything.  

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