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This may not be a book for every one...it does not have a warm fuzzy happy ending but that's okay. Life is not always happy.
The whole story reminds me of one zen parable:
A man walking across a field encounters a tiger. He fled, the tiger chasing after him. Coming to a cliff, he caught hold of a wild vine and swung himself over the edge. The tiger sniffed at him from above. Terrified, the man looked down to where, far below, another tiger had come, waiting to eat him. Two mice, one white and one black, little by little began to gnaw away at the vine. The man saw a luscious strawberry near him. Grasping the vine in one hand, he plucked the strawberry with the other. How sweet it tasted!
Yes, this is very zen. But this is not what I expected from a romantic novel.
There's more in the book that I don't like, though. While I was reading the book, I cringed all the time. Because of how Rhiannon felt about herself, and because of what she did with her life. (And I'm not even commenting on the all-too-perfect eye-candy-warm-and-sensitive-almost-to-mind-reading men being attracted to a big self-loathing girl, which doesn't ring too true to me, even if the girl is a software developer. I am a software developer; it never gave me much in the dating field, even though I am not big and self-loathing). Still, everything else was bearable, but that Joel thing left me completely not understanding. How could she do that? And her Andrew is not even angry, of course, he's so understanding and compassionate and sympathetic! Sure, sure, that's how life works.
You can tell me that it's a novel and it shouldn't be exactly how life works. Well then, WHY did Rhiannon die? If it's not real life but a novel, she should have had a second chance, for pity's sake! However mangled her life is, she deserved to straighten it. To live some. Instead, all that pain and sorrow was for what? For nothing?
I just don't get it, I suppose.
I am not sure about the printed copy, but the Kindle edition does not have the transitions well defined. I had to blink back a lot of times as I realized the story has switched from present day to flashback mode, and vice versa.
This novel is the third in the Toronto series by Heather Wardell. The first two ended in happy notes, and I was kind of expecting that this one would as well. It's not always a happy ending, so they say. I just thought it was so unfair for Bill, Rhiannon, and Andrew. But life's got to move on, and there was some kind of redemption anyway.
Highly recommended for people who are so wrapped up in planning their future, that they sometimes forget to live in the present.
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