More Than Words Can Say
From the author of "If Wishes Were Horses" comes a novel of long-buried secrets and self-discovery, showing us that sometimes what goes unsaid is more powerful than words. . .
Chelsea Enright never expected to inherit her grand-mother's lakeside cottage deep in the Adirondacks--a serene getaway that had been mysteriously closed up decades ago. This is no simple bequest,...more
The story was set up like it was going to involve some mysterious, dark secret. The plot ends up being rather mundane...maybe this would have worked as an 'immoral' story several decades ago. Compared to the types of beha ...more
The main reason I didn't like this book, though, was because of the unrealistic dialogue. Some of the things Chelsea or Brandon say are SO ridiculous and there is NO WAY anyone would ever say that when th ...more
If you don't understand what "show don ...more
Some great things about this book are that it's about a woman's self discovery in a not cheesy way, there aren't sweeping rom ...more
Holy Moly that was one bad book.
I was expecting something along the lines of a WW2 intrigue based on quotes like this in the description: “when Chelsea finds her grandmother's WWII diaries, she's stunned to discover that they hold secrets she never suspected . . . and they have the power to turn her own life upside down”.
I never suspected it was a romance! I thought she’d discover her granny was a spy or worked in a secret government department during the war and lead rescues ...more
The premise of this book is good: long-buried family secrets, a summer cottage, rom ...more
Once in a blue moon you come across an exceptional book that leaves you in awe of just how great the story is and how emotionally connected to it you are. I have found such a treasure in the latest book from Robert Barclay, More Than Words Can Say, and to say if you haven't read it, you'll want to pick this one up and completely set aside some time to get lost in the characters and the story.
The premise of the story takes place at a lakeside cottage tucked away in the Adirondack mountains where ...more
This book description sounded good: A young woman (Chelsea) inherits her grandmother's lake cottage -- a cottage that has been boarded up for over 50 years -- as well as all its secrets. So off goes Chelsea to rediscover the cottage in an attempt to learn more about her grandmother. The plot was okay. However, it was pretty predictable & not overly original.
The thing that bothered me the most was the writing style ...more
" Love is something that each of us strives for, dreams of, clings to, and rejoices in. But who among us can claim to be it's master?" ( So true)
" Reticence between ...more
The story sounds interesting enough, but the quality of the ...more
Chelsea inherits her grandmother's cottage following grandmother's death. The terms are that she must go to the cottag ...more
Every character in this book was, at best, a two-dimensional stereotype. Relationships- many of which were key to the storyline- were left unexplored. (Mother-daughter, grandmother-granddaughter. We're told how they are without example or explanation.)
And the worst (and whic ...more
"Of all the journal entries I have made, I suspect that his one will be the hardest".
In chapter 35 both dogs are on the alter at the wedding- in chapter 41, Chelsea's mother asks her who the setter is. Didn't Lucy see the dogs in the church? Hello??
Why wasn't this book proof read?
Also, did not like the way the dogs were depicted/treated. ...more
Soon aft ...more
I picked this book because, I live about an hour or s ...more