This was a pleasant surprise for me, I usually don't read end of the world Sci-Fi type books. The story grabs your attention right from the beginning,characters are developed well and the pace is very intense. Multiply storylines going within the main thread makes for great tension, suspense and keeping your ideas going. Had to purchase the second book since this was a great read.
Love this book, great strong women and a really hard situation. Shows that you can go home and make things right and better. The sparks and humor throught this story really makes this a fun read and re-read. Great book for the beach or a rainy day.
This is a wonderful book. A story for those who are willing to seek and find the beauty in everyday life and the changes that go with that life. You will appreciate the trials and successes of the characters and even relate to the process they go through to find beauty and peace in life. A excellent read.
This was a interesting book since I didn't really understand what a Alchemist was. The story was well done and abit frustrating sometimes but it all comes together towards the end of the book. Why you get frustrated with the main character has a reason. Very interesting.
Wow, ah not sure what I want to say about this book. I am sure you have read other reviews as I have so here is my take on the book.
Story is very interesting in learning the details of the writing of AIW, while reading I was prompted to learn more about CL and checked out the internet for his pictures etc.
I think the relationship between them is odd and it would have appeared the same to others in that timeframe also, men who are "more comfortable" around children especially little girls is always going to raise a red flag. Photographing them and other little girls was just creepy.
I was abit annoyed at Alice and how she came across as very self serving, high handed and abit bitchy. Sorry for the language.
The story is a bit slower than I liked but was very engrossing in detail and development of characters and history of the making of AIW.
I was constantly reminding myself that this was fiction but the details of most of the story were fact. This book will stay with you and will make you think long after you have finished the last page.
Excellent story, starts of slowly but builds and continues the suspense throughout the book, very well developed characters, you learn more about them as the story unfolds.
Gives a great visual of NY City and the ugliness that could be found there.
Lots of wonderful history and background information on the workings of the police dept. in NY and how change is always struggle for those in power.
What an amazingly simple yet complex story told in two voice that connect the reader and the characters together. This book was smooth and I mean that it does not have a fast paced plot or twists and turns. It continues on as life in that time did. You experience life and as they do, hope for all the best it has to offer. Beautiful writing, wonderful characters and strength. A must read.
I have to say I honestly tried to like and enjoy this book. The main characters were very angry, bitter and argumentative all the time.
It was an interesting idea of how to give love ones extra time with someone who has passed.
The story bounced around too much, instead of giving bits of background on the characters, you would get half a chapter of it making it hard to go back to the story.
I found it hard to believe in the characters and how they were acting to each other and those who were suppose to be important in their lives, I mean who says no I hate my father so much that I won't be his heir even though I am struggling in life? There were too many flip flopping emotions and actions by the characters for me and it wasn't an enjoyable read.
OK, this book had a completely different voice to it and really can throw you off after reading the first two. Why the author would change to that style is beyond me. She now writes from the main characters point of view which is weird. Story picks up right where it left off, couple of twists but still pretty predictable in the outcome. Good trilogy, fun read.
I really liked this book for the great storyline and the development of the characters. It would have been nice to know alittle more about Phoebe in the beginning but if you have read any HR you can piece together the reasons she has. The end of the book seemed rushed to get in all the sex they could and after a while it was like seriously. Still the book was interesting, great details and development.
I can somewhat relate to some of the reviews posted. I did like the storyline, the rake of a duke was abit over the top for HR BUT I felt that what he did and said was something a lot of guys wanted to say. It did show how mean and deceiving family could be just to have a better standing in the ton and more money. I liked the banter between them. I hope that is really the way they would speak to each other when familiar. A good read.
What a wonderful book showing many different ideas to make altered art. This is a good book for those who want to get into it and need a jumping off point and also for those who want to try a new technique/project. Lots of wonderful eye candy to enjoy. A good book for your craft library.
Love her books, you will enjoy the setting, intrigue and the storyline. Great back and forth with the storyline and plot. Combines perfect sizzle and adventure. She does not disappoint with her books. Great read.