Wednesday, March 12, 2008

2008 Book 19: Sandcastles

Book #:19
Book Title:Sandcastles
Author:Luanne Rice
Pub. Date:2006
Started:March 9, 2008
Finished:March 12, 2008
Time to Read:4
Back Cover / Inside Flap:"Painter Honor Sullivan had the perfect love, the perfect life, with her husband, a renowned photogrpher and sculptor - until the day John's passions led him to disaster, shattering their family and her heart. Since then, Honor has struggled to make a safe haven for herself and their three daughters at Star of the Sea Academy on the magical Connecticut shore.

Now, years later, a mysterious letter in a familiar hand hints at John's return to the family he's always loved more than anything on earth. It will take nothing short of a miracle to heal the rift between father and daughters, husband and wife, the past and the present - but a miracle is exactly what is in the making at Star of the Sea Academy. The only question is: Do you believe?"

Review:Skip it. Pass.

Unfortunately, even a semi-interesting plot can't save this book. The characters are shallow, the writing is poor, and the story line is jumpy. Instead of establishing Honor as a character to be pities, I feel only scorn. She's not much of a wife if she cuts of contact with her husband simply because he's in jail for killing a man in defense of their daughter. I mean, seriously.

This is a book that makes much ado about nothing. The author attempts to build suspense and hint at the paranormal, but fails.


If you have read or are planning to read this book, please make sure to stop back by and leave me a comment to let me know your own thoughts!

From my library to yours,


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