Sunday, July 12, 2009
It's a beautiful, sunny afternoon here on the coast of Maine. My husband went fishing so I took advantage of the peace and quiet to read on our screened porch
I've looked at this book so many times at the bookstore. I'd pick it up and read all the awards it's won then I'd read the premise and lose interest. It just didn't appeal to me.
A couple weeks ago I joined the local library for the summer and the friendly librarian recommended it so I figured, what the heck, it won't cost me anything to try it.
I loved it! It is so well written! Her descriptions are just beautiful and the strange situation seems ordinary. Basically, a group of terrorists invade the home of the vice-president of a South American country where a birthday celebration is being held for a Japanese investor. At that party is Roxanne Coss, an opera singer hired because she's the investor's favorite singer. See what I mean? It doesn't sound that great, does it? But, what happens over the months that they are held hostage and the relationships that develop make for an amazing story.
And the ending! I'm still trying to work that out!
So, if you're like me and have been putting this book off, put it on the top of your TBR pile!