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Sweet Proposal by Celia  J Anderson
Sweet Proposal by Celia J Anderson
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A lovely summer read, Sweet Proposal will have you wondering what the characters are up to long after reading it. It would make a great TV drama, with its warmth and fun, twists and turns, and relevant everyday angst regarding chocolate versus diet! Many issues are covered in a lighthearted manner, with Celia showing obvious care and concern for her loveable characters and the predicaments they find themselves in. It will leave you feeling like you have just indulged in a large hot chocolate with extra cream, marshmallows and lashings of chocolate sprinkles!
Forgetting Zoe by Ray Robinson
Forgetting Zoe by Ray Robinson
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Forgetting Zoe is the story of a girl who is abducted from an island off the coast of Newfoundland, by a disturbed, dangerous individual named Thurman Hayes. He keeps her captive in a purpose built bunker in deepest Arizona. The story follows not only the relationship which develops between Thurman and Zoe, but also the devastation her abduction causes in her village. Ray Robinson's novel powerfully, yet delicately, depicts the shock, guilt and sadness which Zoe's mother Ingrid, faces and has to come to terms with. The situation changes Ingrid as a person to such a degree that she becomes more and more distant from those she cares about, including her partner Einar who, as he becomes a… Read more
The Man Without by Ray Robinson
The Man Without by Ray Robinson
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read The Man Without, 31 July 2008
I couldn't wait to read Ray Robinson's novel The Man Without, having enjoyed Electricity so much, and was not disappointed. It crackles along at a turbulent pace, forcing the reader to witness Anthony's distress, and his overwhelming need to indulge his fantasies. It is done in an honest, sometimes brutal way, but the reader finds themself feeling empathy and concern for the main character; not pity or hopelessness.
I love the touch of 'Northernness' Ray injects into this novel. His beautifully amusing, and if not frank, observations of caring for the disabled, and the trials of coming to terms with one's history, create images that last long after reading the book.
Ray has… Read more

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