Bohjalian is a literary novelist... his books are also filled with artfully drawn characters and great, passionate storytelling. "The Sandcastle Girls" is all that, but different, more powerful.
The young girl is a typical teenager insofar as she's moody, difficult, and not fully appreciative of the risks that Robie takes - which helps the story along and endears her to both Robie and readers. Another winner by David Baldacci.
... its similarities to Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre are striking, including extensive descriptions of the landscape and nature, an old English estate, and common themes, characters, and plot devices.
Marion manages to maintain levity through the dry humorous writing while creating characters who are remarkably unique, memorable, and likable
Kitty Kelley’s text dreamily recalls her sister-brother relationship with Stanley Tretick.
It’s a damn good time. Kick off your shoes, grab some chocolate of your own...settle into a comfortable chair, and read Lucky in Love.
...the romance between the beautiful and quick-witted Isabel and the masked champion of the downtrodden propels this novel to the top of its genre.
This story moves at a steady pace with great character interactions and an enjoyable cast.
Banks nicely balances bedroom and battlefield action as Rionna’s tough swordsmanship and Caelen’s tender lust propel the couple and the clans toward harmony.
At moments heart-wrenching, at moments comedic, at all times entertaining and satisfying...
There were times when I sat smiling as I read this and times when I had tears in my eyes. It is a beautiful and satisfying story. It was not a quick read but every page was worth reading.
With depth of character, emotional intensity...this one is not to be missed.
...Collins toggles rapidly between plotlines, keeping the action moving and the sex abundant. Glitzy and exciting.
...known for her honest portrayals of ordinary women in small-town America, and this tale cements her position as an icon of the genre.
A Kiss at Midnight is a worthwhile read with interesting characterizations and witty dialogue. I found it truly a lighthearted, fun read that is good for summer.
The story was deliciously romantic and the writing style matched the brooding, haunting tale very well. Definitely well worth reading!
MacLean wraps up her popular Rules of Scoundrels series with the clever plotting, exquisite writing and lush sensuality she is known for. A worthy conclusion to an extraordinary series.
Realistic portrayal of contemporary teens and their moral challenges breathes fresh life into well-worn themes of rebellion and first love.
This is Mr. McCall Smith at his benevolent best, preaching the most gentle of philosophies and obviously recalling with affection his own memories of Botswana and his years there.
...thoroughly entertaining entry in a franchise that shows no signs of running out of steam.