You’re beautiful. The wooden floor of the tent was covered with sawdust, and the smell of animal droppings was very strong. Then we were at the crest and with a suddenness that pushed me back against the seat and took the air from my lungs we dropped wildly into the night.The car hurtled downward on roaring wheels between lights that blurred into quivering lines. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Catherine, Oscar, Nan and Andre were all fully developed characters who each wiggled his way into my heart. She had a passion for the theater, James Joyce, and county fairs, and she could be quite persuasive when it came to those three passions. Fans of A Reliable Wife will find The Promise to be a book they can latch onto." These were conveyed by alternating the narrator of the story between the two women. ""I've seen beautiful fairs. The two are brought together again because of the illness of Michael, who is the cousin of Reuven's girlfriend. Potok’s first novel, The Chosen, published in 1967, received the Edward Lewis Wallant Memorial Book Award and was nominated for the National Book Award. He took off the straw hat and wiped his bald head with a red handkerchief. Catherine, Oscar, Nan and Andre were all fully developed characters who each wiggled his way into my heart. An inside description is always thought provoking. Why should we go home just because it was a carnival? If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you grow your business. Unbeknowst to her, Oscar recently lost his wife from malaria and he is left with the task of raising his little boy. I went on to read Danielle Steel for several years. Over 35 List: Books You Most Want to Read in 2015, The Unknown, Hidden Gems of Historical Fiction, Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish, Meet the Epic and Awesome Authors of Fall's Big Fantasy Novels. I'm always amazed at the lengths snooty matriarchs will go to, just to keep poor, deserving girls from marrying their sons. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. I also liked that most of this story was focused on the west side of the island and its people rather than just the city. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 26, 2009. Refresh and try again. This book is about forgiveness--of self, of others, of fate--and its redemptive power. He had been scared half to death, he said, grinning at me and pushing the glasses back up on the bridge of his nose. We came out of the turn and straightened and dropped again down a long straight slope that looked like a ski jump, then looped upward into another climb. "Don't be nasty," she said. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. The writing is, in my opinion, just as flawless, just as tantalizing, in that I was drawn in by the story and the women telling their stories, almost immediately, and could not put it down. I enjoyed the main character's and their families and how they found ways to help each other. “Not ‘it’s’ beautiful, silly girl. But the hurricane really is only a small part of the book. I found this very readable and gripping yet ultimately unromantic because: I read this book some time ago and I really enjoyed reading the story. But what isn't so obvious is how. Loved it. If you’re in the mood for Romance, Danielle Steele writes some of the best! The ending left me disappointed.
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