- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 905 KB
- Print Length: 373 pages
- Publisher: Susan Buchanan; 1 edition (16 Mar. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007LM0KY6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 89 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #252,412 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
Downloaded this to my Kindle last week and have to say that I wasn't disappointed with it. Since becoming a Kindle owner I have read many books that I would never have considered before. The characters in this book were very believable and the fact that it was based in the West Coast of Scotland made it even dearer to my heart. Loved each of the characters in the book and found that I couldn't stop reading it to find out more about them. Loved the way they all came together at the end. Good work Susan Buchanan and hope you find time to give us more.
As soon as I read the synopsis I had a feeling this would be my kind of story and I was right because it grabbed my attention within the first chapter. It is based in Scotland and Italy and I enjoyed reading the vivid descriptions of these places, also the way the author described the food and meals really got my mouth-watering.
Each main character has a different star sign and a personality to match, these personalities are described at the beginning of each of their individual stories. I loved reading about Holly's encounter with the sexy Dario at the beginning, the instant spark between them was really exciting.
I quickly became engrossed by everyone's lives and the emotions they had me feeling, this is a story that has very real and believable characters and it was like I could feel what they were feeling - happiness, confusion, shock, lust, anger, the list goes on. I couldn't figure out how each story would intertwine to start with but as I read on it soon became clear that there were small links between each of them. This made it very difficult to put down because I was keen to see exactly how they would all connect at the end.
I particularly liked Jennifer's story of how she cared for her mother, I haven't read any books that cover life from a carers perspective before and, knowing people in my own life who care for family members like this, I felt that it was written in an honest and sensitive way. This is just one example of how this novel has a more serious side as well as a funny, romantic side.Read more ›
This book has a lot of characters with a story of their own to tell. Just when you are getting into the story and WANTING to know what happens next, the story starts on to the next characters story. How frustrating.... But only because I found myself sitting up half of the night to read on to find out what happens.
Susan Buchanan could have written a separate book for each character in the book.
Holly is the main character of the book and the other characters are connected to her in some way. Holly is a likeable girl and I warmed to her straightaway.
I kept going back to this passage too that made no sense to me. "She'd met Tom when she was looking for a new flat and had ended up moving into one not far from the town centre. It had been a real wrench to move, as she had great neighbours, but she was hardly ever there. She missed Jennifer and of course, proximity to town"......it seemed to totally contradict itself and I was utterly baffled by it yet kept going back to it to re-read it and still it made no sense !!
Another confusing sentence that didn't need to be but for a randomly added semicolon was-..."she heard several voices speaking; in what she was certain was Arabic"....again I kept re-reading then realised the punctuation there wasn't needed !!
There were lost speechmarks, commas randomly added, missed apostrophes and all in the 7% I read !! It didn't bode well and I don't have the patience to persevere.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I did manage to get to the end of this book, with difficulty. I thought it had too many characters and I got confused over who's who. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Natalie H
A fantastic debut novel. The concept is highly original and brilliantly presented. I loved all the characters and the way their lives intertwined. Read morePublished on 28 Sept. 2014 by IC Camilleri
Loved it! You just get to know one character and their dilemma before being whisked off on another characters journey. Couldn't put it down. Looking forward to the sequel :-)Published on 24 Aug. 2014 by Shelley Wilson
Not my normal read! but I did really enjoy it :) .. I would say it was a 4.5 as I found it hard to keep up with the 12 characters at the end but thats more likely Me, not the... Read morePublished on 15 May 2014 by Brian
I picked this book because I really enjoyed 'A Christmas Spirit' and was keen on reading more by Susan Buchanan. Read morePublished on 23 Jan. 2014 by Rani S
All though I did enjoy this book I did get a bit confused with the way it went from one person to another and if not read for a while I did have to go back and reread so I knew... Read morePublished on 14 Jan. 2014 by P.taft
In the first chapter I fell in lust with the gorgeous Dario and the evocative feelings of Italy. This book is a delight and left me wanting more, I need a sequel I want to see all... Read morePublished on 30 Dec. 2013 by Mrs. Y. Kennedy
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