The Woman Who Wouldn’t by Gene Wilder

The Woman Who Wouldn’t by Gene Wilder
Publisher: Griffin
Genre: Historical, Romance
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Nymphaea

The beloved actor and screenwriter’s second novel, set in 1903, stars a young concert violinist named Jeremy Webb, who one day goes from accomplished adagios with the Cleveland Orchestra to having a complete breakdown on stage. If he hadn’t poured a glass of water down the throat of a tuba, maybe he wouldn’t have been sent to a health resort in Badenweiler, Germany. But it’s in that serene place that Jeremy meets Clara Mulpas, whom he tries his hardest to seduce.

Clara is so beautiful that Jeremy finds it impossible to keep from trying to find a chink in her extraordinary reserve and elegance. He finds himself reflexively flirting to get a reaction―after all, a tease and a wink have always worked before, with women back home. But flirting probably isn’t the best way to appeal to a woman who was married to a dumb brute and doesn’t want to have anything more to do with men. Jeremy isn’t sure how to press his case―but he won’t give up.

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A love that could move mountains and a man with a glass of water dumped in a tuba.

Intrigued? I was.

I like the writing of Gene Wilder. It’s like comfort food. I know I’m going to enjoy myself and it’ll be filling. Now this story is quick in pace, but light on description, it’s true. This isn’t a very long story. But the length wasn’t a deterrent for me. I liked the quick clip.

I also liked the characters. Clara is delicate and sweet. She’s not what I expected at all. I liked the way she grew through the story and how she wasn’t a wilting flower–not all the time. The surprise at the end was great, too. Jeremy left a little to be desired. Initially, I thought I wasn’t going to find out why he’d dumped the glass of water in the tuba, but all is well.

If you’re looking for a sweet romance that’s out of the norm and reads a little like a screenplay, then this might be the book for you.

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