Safe Harbor 'Her spirt yearns for different shores. Her heart calls her home.' This book is a memorable one. I couldn't help but feel the characters. ISafe Harbor 'Her spirt yearns for different shores. Her heart calls her home.' This book is a memorable one. I couldn't help but feel the characters. I didn't quite understand them in a way people who have been through the same situation might have, but I felt their passion and I felt their pain. Every character is well planned out, and has a backstory that is incredible. Throughout Luanne Rice's work, I could see the scraps of their lives stitch back together, and piece by piece, my heart thundered along with it all. I could never be happier reading Safe Harbor. The writing was excellent, even though in the beginning with the prologue I couldn't quite understand where all of this would lead to, though it's an exciting one. It reils in readers. The beginning was like shards of glass- the scarps I was talking about- and the end was like a new jar. Not exactly the same jar, but something surly different. The epilogue summarizes things up wonderfully. But everything unfolded naturally. You're both on edge, and calm. The books themes basically revolved around each other, and mending hearts. One thing that I really, really liked was the imagery. It came flawlessly. I didn't have to force pictures out of my head, trying to re-read sequences to see what the color of the main characters eyes were, or her nieces' hair color. It didn't come to me like 'oh, yeah, I can see everything in my head', but instead, it was just there.Luanne made it seem like writing perfection was effortless. The book held powers of love, sisterhood, and friends. I couldn't believe it was over, but it had one of those endings that you're satisfied with. While reading it, I realized that great novels don't have to be action packed with characters sailing around the world, but they can be soft and gentle. They are made of people who push a story along, who come to situations where one only dreams about. Hope you enjoy reading it!...more
Shine This book had an amazing start and following that, an amazing middle, but the end kind of disappointed me. With such a great start, I was hopingShine This book had an amazing start and following that, an amazing middle, but the end kind of disappointed me. With such a great start, I was hoping for more emotion. In a few ways, it seemed rushed. But- like every other human being on this planet, I look at the bad points first. How bad of me. I love how it starts with a newspaper article. You get all the information you need without actually going through a slow beginning. This is my first- scratch that, second- gay/lesbian book I've ever read. And that fact didn't hold anything additional or against this book. It was more of a good paced mystery. I found myself always wanting to try and solve it, but nothing came to me. I found myself clinging onto Shine, and just wanting to find out more. Who pulverized Patrick!?!?!? Anyways, it's a great read but I didn't find myself thinking that it was impossible to put down. Yes it was great, yes the writing was amazing, and even yes it had that special something. Just not enough for my picky tastes. Hope you enjoy the read!...more
Some parts of TCS were just awesome, a can't stop reading type of awesome. But then there were the parts where the MC was just so blind*3.5, actually.
Some parts of TCS were just awesome, a can't stop reading type of awesome. But then there were the parts where the MC was just so blind, I wanted to throw the book away. Right into the corner of my room. But I said to myself 'just keep going and you'll get to the good parts. Yeah, I was right, but the torturing parts were, well, torture. The good thing about this book is that it teaches girls to like themselves, be pretty, and be nice= no bad people. Hopefully. Unless the people reading TCS are total rebels. If so, good luck....more