Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Review of A Home By The Sea by Christina Skye

A Home by the Sea
Christina Skye
368 pages

Grace Lindstrom has tried over the last year or so to rebuild her life from the ashes that the death of her fiancé left, the betrayal that followed and the heartbreak that continues. With the biggest career opportunity arrives the meeting of an enigmatic man that just might change her mind about relationships. When a family emergency strikes she drops everything and rushes home to Summer Island Oregon, where surrounded by her lifelong friends she learns to breath again, and perhaps to dream again too.
Noah McLeod needs utter concentration for his highly dangerous job but his life has been anything but since the tragic death of his brother. But when he suddenly spots a face through a window his whole life changes.
Grace and Noah have much to offer each other but there are many struggles they will have to face to make it. Will they be brave enough to take a leap of faith or will their haunted pasts control their future.

Christina Skye brings us one of the most heartfelt of romances from her beautiful scenic Oregon shore to her unforgettable couple and her narrative that is as pain filled as it is promising. Her plot is one of triumph and tragedy of love and of pain and it’s a story of life and of loss. Her dialogue does the landscape of the Oregon coast proud and her narrative is easy to read and hard to put down because you just have to know what happens to these characters next. And her characters, they are all wonderful and not just the hero and heroine but all the co-stars and even the bit players as well. I feel as though I know all of these people personally after reading this. Her hero is hard to forget with the personality that every woman wants not just talk dark and handsome but the strong silent type as well. The heroine could easily be pitied but her personality doesn’t allow it and you will find yourself intrigued and awed by her. The romance is one that you right off the bat know won’t work but some how they will and the journey to that knowledge is half the enjoyment of the read. The love scenes are sensual and a little racy and yes I read them twice, okay three times and am still fanning myself thinking about it.

If you’re looking for a read that will be remembered long after the final page is closed, if you’re looking for those just a bit larger than life characters who’s story you will recommend to your friends or family, if you’re looking for that first stocking stuffer of the season, this is the one. If you just want a read for yourself to curl up with by the first fire of the season, or if you enjoy the writing of Susan Wiggs or Susan Mallery, give this one a try. And something tells me that we haven't seen the last of this bucolic town or it's residents.

Thank you Ms. Skye, this was my first experience of your writing but it won’t be my last.

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