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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams




Beatriz Williams has the magic touch where writing is concerned. She takes the story and makes it a magical read!

The story in itself is a complicated one. Slightly larger than life characters - each very forceful and told in continuous timelines - both women were people to be reckoned with even at a very very young age. The men they got entangled with were equally large. The circumstances of their meeting the men who shaped their lives were momentous. It was anyway a momentous period in history and everything seemed to be touched with something slightly out of the ordinary.

One knew from the very first page that this was not going to be a story by the book. Told in a looking back at what happened form, one feels the history not just of the people involved but the history of the world as well. Events which were life threatening were happening around one, and it could not but affect even the most ordinary person. Not that these were ordinary people!

The historical background, the characterizations, the family history of the two girls all combine to give one two separate love stories which are emotional, poignant and very beautiful.

Loved the book and so appreciative that Netgalley sent it on to me courtesy of Penguin Group Putnam. 

10 comments:

Cleo Bannister said...

I've not read anything by this author but having checked out the synopsis it does sound like the underlying story is one I'd enjoy - thanks for sharing.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I was about to start this one and then realized it was a sequel. I need to read the earlier book first.

Nise' said...

I just finished The Secret Life of Violet Grant and enjoyed it. Plan to read Tiny Little Thing before I read this one.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

You've read a lot in 2016, I think!

bermudaonion said...

I love her writing and feel sure I'd love this too.

Literary Feline said...

I love the sound of this one! I like complicated story lines and lots of history mixed in. I will definitely have to look for this one. I've been wanting to read something by Beatriz Williams.

Lindsey said...

I've heard good things about this book. Did you read the ones that came before it?

Yvonne said...

I have this one to read. It looks good.

Teddyree said...

My first book by this author, I enjoyed it. From halfway I couldn't put it down! Lovely review.

samstillreading said...

I must read Beatriz Williams - feel like I'm missing out here!