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.
For the first time in her life, Selina Bruce wasn't sure what tomorrow would bring. She had impulsively left behind her lawyer fiancé in London and flown alone to a tiny island off the Spanish coast. She was searching for the father she'd never know, but what she found was an unexpected truth about herself and the man she planned to marry. For exotic San Antonio offered Selina more than the penetrating brilliance of the noonday sun. It offered her the mysterious George Dyer, who held the key not only to her past--but to her heart.
As a child, whenever Selina Bruce would ask about her late father, the grandmother who raised her would always quickly change the subject. Then, the chance discovery of a photograph gave Selina hope that her father was still alive. It also turned her world on its axis. For the first time in her life, Selina didn't know what tomorrow would bring.
She leaves her lawyer fiance behind in London and impulsively flies alone to San Antonio - a tiny island off the coast of Spain - brimming with the hope that she will finally meet the father she's never known. What she discovered instead was an unexpected truth about herself and the man she planned to marry. For exotic San Antonio offered Selina more than a lush paradise and glorious days spent under the penetrating brilliance of the noonday sun. It offered her the mysterious George Dyer, a writer who would help her solve the mystery of her past...and who might just hold the key to her future happiness.
I really enjoyed reading this book. The story was gentle and sweet, and not too earth-shatteringly serious. In my opinion, Rosamunde Pilcher has always been a good story-teller; and the plots of her stories have always interested me. I must say though, that this book seemed slightly different from most of Ms. Pilcher's other works - somehow lighter and frothier than I was expecting. I give Sleeping Tiger by Rosamunde Pilcher an A+!
As with all of Rosamunde Pilcher's books that I've read so far, this was a good one. It was entertaining all the way through, an easy read with a good ending.
SLEEPING TIGER was an OK story that read like an old Super Harlequin.
A little bit strange with the romance dynamic (I won't spoil anything) but overall it was a super quick read that held my interest until the end and showed promise since it's one of the author's early books.
I wouldn't really recommend it, though. Go read WINTER SOLSTICE or COMING HOME by her instead. :)
A young woman's search for her father leads her to a Spanish island and the man who would help her solve the mystery of her past