Monday, July 26, 2010

Review of A Thread So Thin




A Thread So Thin
Marie Bostwick
352 pages
Kensington Publishing

This is the third in her Cobbled Court novels. Marie Bostwick is brilliant when it comes to relationship novels.
As Marie re-acquaints us with her wonderful characters from her previous Cobbled Court novels she wastes no time priming the drama pump. And as everyday ordinary things happen to the stars of our show is when the magic of Marie’s storytelling comes through, when she makes interesting reading out of the mundane, when she makes it impossible to stop turning pages because you just have to find out what’s next.
Inside the novel are many different mini dramas all going on simultaneously of each other and overlapping each other. Ms. Bostwick handles these with an equal amount of panache mixed with good old fashioned horse sense. It’s a tale of love, of belonging, of friendship, of coming of age. It’s a story of hardship and heartbreak and disappointments. It’s a life story a realistic picture of how we act and react toward each other. This is no romance, but a definite love story, in fact more than one love story and the author uses reality and ideality to tell us about them. Her dialogue is eloquent and prose like in content and descriptive and detailed in context and will leave you with vivid and colorful pictures in your minds eye. Her romances are not textbook Happy Ever After, some get that and some don’t. Her love scenes are very tame, and yet we hard core romance readers will not feel cheated.
This can stand a lone, but I would recommend reading the series in order to get the backgrounds. This is a truthful look at relationships and if that’s the genre you love, this is the one you’ll want. It has all the bells and whistles for a great read.