Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Where Aspens Quake

Where Aspens Quake
Offered by Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
Price: $7.59

3.0 out of 5 stars A 1983 Re-print, March 25, 2014

According to the copyright on my ARC this is a reprint of a novel previously published by Silhouette Books by the same name.

As can be expected of this genre and from being 31 years old, it is a typical romance of its time period. It is a sweetly written and angst driven novel with both protagonists suffering from bad relationships and career problems.

What I did find unusual is that the female protagonist - Kristin is suffering from a critical review on her first solo photo exhibit - this is much like authors of late that are suffering from the same angst and then taking it out on the reviewer. So in this way, this novel is up-to-the minute!

The male protagonist, Grayson is recovering from a bad marriage and coping with a young daughter who has Down Syndrome. Kristin and Grayson meet when she applies to become a cross country ski instructor at a resort that Grayson owns. Kristin wants to forget her old life. Naturally they are instantly attracted to each other and although Grayson swears he will not get involved-what do you think happens? Yep!

As I said, this book is typical of its time period and should be read as such...without expectations that the characters are going to act like what we see in modern romance novel's. I enjoyed going back in time, but not enough to fully enjoy this book

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