Wow! The entire time that I was reading this book, it was on my mind almost constantly. It even visited me in my dreams. I truly flew through the page...moreWow! The entire time that I was reading this book, it was on my mind almost constantly. It even visited me in my dreams. I truly flew through the pages in an effort to get to the end. This is the story of Louisa Clark and Wil Traynor. They come from opposite sides of the tracks. Lou is just an ordinary girl that has no real goals in life. She has worked in a small café for the past 7 years and now finds herself unemployed due to the café closing down. She really needs a job because her parents are having financial problems, and since she still lives with them, she feels that it is necessary for her to help them. Wil Traynor is a handsome, wealthy businessman that had a life changing accident two years ago that left him a quadriplegic. His mother runs an ad for a caregiver and ends up hiring Lou. Wil was very much into living the good life prior to the accident. Now he wants to kill himself instead of spending the rest of his life in his wheelchair. He made a deal with his wealthy parents that he would wait 6 months before acting on the suicide. His mother hired Lou in hopes of changing Wil’s mind. At first Lou is unaware of this situation, but she quickly figures it out. AT first, Lou did not want anything to do with the situation. But, she soon gets caught up in it and finds herself constantly making plans in an effort to change Wil’s mind. Along the way, Lou falls in love with Wil. The entire story keeps you glued to the pages because you want to know if she manages to change his mind or not. Excerpts “Want to know the true definition of the triumph of hope over experience? He would say, “Plan a fun family day out.” Pg 140 “I hadn’t realized that music could unlock things in you, could transport you to somewhere even the composer hadn’t predicted.” Pg 164 “You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.” Pg 194
This is Robert Parry's third novel, and in my opinion it is his best work to date! I did not think it was possible to top his first two novels, but he...moreThis is Robert Parry's third novel, and in my opinion it is his best work to date! I did not think it was possible to top his first two novels, but he did! I savored every word of this wonderful book,and since I finished reading it, I miss it so much. While I was reading this book, I would look forward to getting back to it all day long. Now that it is finished, I truly miss Matthew Wildish and all of his friends, as I felt they had become a part of my life. I guess you could say that I miss them like I would old friends.
Wildish is full of surprises. It will truly shock you in places, and in ways that you cannot imagine. But, they are great surrprises, the kind that makes you suck in your breath sometimes, and the kind that makes you laugh out loud sometimes.The excitement level in this book is high, and it will keep you wanting to know more from one chapter to the next. The story is perfectly balanced with intrigue, humor, excitment, and mystery. Add to that perfect balance, the beautiful imagery portrayed throughout this book and it all adds up to being one of the best books that I have ever read! I promise that you will not want to put it down! Also, it is a nice chunky book, so you can have the pleasure of reading it for at least a few days. But,no matter how fast or slow you read it, you are likely going to miss it when it is finshed.
Matthew Wildish is a Master wig Maker and a sometime poet in London society during 1745. Matthew is on a personal quest for discovering love, not just any love, but love that transcends reality. On his quest, he finds himself in some pretty touchy situations. Just when you think he is done for, somehow he wiggles his way out of trouble. However, the wiggiling out of troubles are some of the best parts of the story.
This is the perfect read to end this Mardi Gras season with because it is full of beautiful Masquerade Balls and fireworks. The women are beautifully dressed and the men are handsomely dressed, along with beautiful scenery, the story provides a perfect mixture of historical fiction, costumes, and interesting characters to keep you turning those pages. This book is about love, however, it has so much more to offer than just romance. In fact, I think it is one of the BEST books that I have ever read!
Thsi book was very informative. It has plenty of photographs to go with the directions. It not only offers information for making your own rugs, but i...moreThsi book was very informative. It has plenty of photographs to go with the directions. It not only offers information for making your own rugs, but it also give you directions on how to make your own frame. I highly recommend this book for anyone with a interest in this wonderful old craft!(less)
This book was very informative without being too wordy. I thought I knew just about everything about the history of the smoky mountains until I read t...moreThis book was very informative without being too wordy. I thought I knew just about everything about the history of the smoky mountains until I read this book. The Smoky Mountains are just about my favorite place on earth, and I am always happy to learn new information about the area.(less)