Good Sunday morning, everyone!
I'm sitting here in the sunrise and the world is pink.
I put off reading this book because of the title. Love Walked In? Give me a break! And gag me! Why read the book when I know what happens?
Or so I thought! Then I saw it in the "Our Staff Recommends" section of the Nonesuch Bookstore in Saco, Maine and it had such a warm review that I figured I'd give it a try.
And I'm so glad I did! Marisa De Los Santos is a wonderfully poetic writer with a unique way of describing feelings that made me say to myself, "Of course! Why didn't I think of that!"
Her characters are just so darn likable and the story moves along at a nice clip and the writing (Did I mention the writing?) is magnificent! Here's one little simple example: (BTW, Clare is eleven years old.)
Clare walked over to the sofa and smoothed her hand over the embroidered shawl draped over its back. She hated to sit against something so beautiful without at least touching it first, letting it know she noticed it.
Cornelia stood and, with a swift motion, lifted the shawl off the sofa, set it floating in the air like a great butterfly, and then let it alight on Clare's shoulders.
See what I mean? I actually want to reread the book just to savor the language. I'll definitely be looking for her new book called Belong to Me.