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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Book Review: The Color of Heaven


I just finished this book and HAD to write a review on it. It was a very interesting book. I experienced a gamut of emotions while reading this book and the plot twists and turns did surprise me. Usually, I can guess plots in books but not this one. Here's a brief synopsis from Amazon:

A deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter’s unexpected illness and her husband’s shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold dark depths of the water, a profound and extraordinary experience unlocks the surprising secrets from Sophie’s past, and teaches her what it means to truly live...and love. 

I found that this story had some romance, mystery, drama and an ethereal quality that really made it interesting. I know I keep using the word interesting, but it truly was. It's different from a lot of the books I usually read, yet, I find myself wanting to read it again now that I know the ending. And the ending is very good. I was surprised at how the plot moved in the book. Yes, there were sad parts in the book...but the characters, in my opinion, deal with the sadness in a very realistic way. It's a very believable story...so much so that I double-checked after I read it to make sure it was indeed a fictional novel. For the record, I'm probably not the only one since even the author addresses this on her website. I downloaded this on my Kindle since it was a freebie (or a cheapie...I can't remember) and I wasn't expecting much but this book has a left a lasting impression on me. I highly encourage you to read it if you're into fictional novels.

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