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That which is hidden in the night always comes to light,
This review is from: Stone Flower Garden (Hardcover)
I found this book in one of our libraries while indulging a sudden craving for Mills & Boon. I forgot what a decent romance could be like, and this is definitely not Mills & Boon. The Stone Flower Garden is a proper story, and I have to admit I dropped everything just to hang onto every word. I felt so drawn into the imagery created, and kept holding my breath in the hopes that everything would come right in the end. After reading the book, I flicked back to the beginning where Eli and Darl dance, somewhat defiantly, and where Jasper just wants to get his family out of town. Then I opened the book at the first page and read it all again right through.
I could see it playing right before my eyes, typical of the kind of film that fits into the Channel Five afternoon movie slot, and for some reason I cast Jim Caviezel into the dual role of Jasper/Eli, and possibly Vanessa Williams as Swann Hardigree (I really liked her style in Ugly Betty). I'm still working on the rest of the cast. This is a book I'll return to time and again.