Like all Rosamunde Pilcher books, this one has engaging characters that will keep you turning pages until the end. Definitely an author to try if you like Maeve Binchy.
I enjoy this author every time I read one of her books. This is a short one compared to others I've read by her - almost like a short story instead of a novel and as a result I could read it in a day. I don't know what I expected to happen at the end of the story but I had HOPED it would end well...and it did. Probably a bit far fetched but the typical fairy tale ending. A good read at the end of the summer.
I began with Sleeping Tiger and felt Selena's pain at not knowing who her father was. Her daring pursuit in search of the man she believed "could" be her father took me along with her almost as her protectress. Was the man she found a disappointment? He was to me. Not until the very end did he attempt to "make something of himself" and I'm sure in no small part because of Selena. I was VERY relieved when ol' Rodney took a hike out of Selena's life
When you read a novel by Rosamunde Pilcher you enter a special world where emotions sing from the heart. A world that lovingly captures the ties that bind us to one another-the joys and sorrows, heartbreaks and misunderstandings, and glad, perfect moments when we are in true harmony. A world filled with evocative, engrossing, and above all, enjoyable portraits of people's lives and loves, tenderly laid open for us...
Whenever Selina asked about her late father, the grandmother who raised her changed the subject. The chance discovery of a photograph gave Selina hope that he was still alive and sent her searching for him on a small Spanish island. In this lush paradise, Selina found George Dyer, a writer who would help her solve the mystery of her past...and might hold the key to her future.