While Alice Hoffman is one of my more favorite authors, this book was definitely different than her others. Risque is a good word to describe this book and I am glad that I did not start with this book when discovering this author. I love the magical themes of her books and would suggest "Practical Magic" or "The Bluebird House" for those wanting to read a great book that is better suited for more audiences.
A haunting, gripping story about women and love.
Great Read!! These characters are still with me! The character development was super!
One of my favorite authors.
This book started out okay, but then it just got weird. The main character's obsession with her brother took over, and the book was just not that interesting. I have read other books by Alice Hoffman and this one definitely is the worst one I have read so far. I don't recommend this book at all--keep looking for something else!
Never thought I'd find a book by Alice Hoffman that I did not like. I loved Ice Queen and Blue Diary and so many others. I absolutely hated this story. I kept reading, hoping the author (who happens to be one of my favorites) would redeem herself and turn the story into a more appropriate, more likable direction. This book was hard to read and left me with no closure what-so-ever. The ending was sudden and confusing. The love story between siblings disgusted me. Alice Hoffman lost favor with me with this novel.
Whem Teresa was a little girl, she went to sleep with dreams in her head--dreams of dark-eyed, fearless heroes on white horese who would sweep her alway. The men her mother told her about were a special brred---amd someday, Teresa vowed, she would find one of her own,. But fairy tales don't always come true, and passion isn't always the stuff of dreams...
another great book by a great author.
I am not really sure if I liked this book or not. Teresa is 8 years old when she comes down with these strange sleeping spells. She may sleep for a few minutes or up to 20 hours at a time. Her father leaves the family and doesn't come back. Her mother meets a new man who has fallen in love with her, but she refuses to say it back to him. Teresa's brother Reuben runs away to San Francisco and isn't mentioned again. When Teresa turns 13, she loses her virginity in an incestous act with her brother Silver. Throughout the whole book, she feels overpoweringly drawn to her brother. They go to bed again and are caught by his wife. Teresa runs away and finds a man to live with, all the while thinking about Silver. At the end of the book, she releases the grasp she has had on him and moves on. I didn't feel the magic I have felt reading her other books when I read this one. I am going to read Skylight Confessions next, and I hope that it is better.