Thursday, January 26, 2012

Rainshadow Road Sparkles

Rainshadow Road
Friday Harbor #2
Lisa Kleypas
Released Feb 28th, 2012
336 Pages
St. Martin's Griffin
Source: ACR from Publisher
Member of Lisa's Divas

Rainshadow Road is Lisa Kleypas at her best. After reading this book, you can't help but believe in magic!

 "From then on, magic had come to Lucy when she most needed it.  And sometimes when she least wanted it." 

Lisa Kleypas has a way of sucking you into the story, and making you feel as though you have known these people forever. Lucy Marinn is such a likable heroine from the very first page. She is the kind of heroine that you are routing for until the very end, and this book was no different. The second she and Sam meet, you can feel the magic in the air, and we get to watch their friendship turn into something more, something both are afraid to believe in.

Sam Nolan is my favorite kind of hero. Strong, funny, charming and true to himself. He knows his limits and what he has to offer. I loved him in Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor, and I fell even harder in Rainshadow Road. I devoured the scenes where he and Lucy would just spend time talking, getting to know each other better, and sharing the "magic" between them.
"It's ...creating art with light.  A way of sharing how you look at the world.  Emotion made visible"
Lisa descriptions are so vivid, they paint an amazing picture, not just of the setting, but of the beautiful work created by Lucy's hands.

Rainshadow Road gives us some Amazing New Secondary Characters, who I think we will be seeing along the way as the series continues. I can't wait to see what happens with Justine, Zoe and Alex. Especially Alex! Who doesn't want to save a lost soul.   I think Lisa has written the perfect woman for the job. Maybe they will do a little "Chitchatting"!!

Rainshadow Road will definitely be a keeper, and I am anticipating the release of Crystal Cove and Dream Lake.....What other magic can Lisa Kleypas create?

  "And if any passerby had happened to glance in the direction of the bay at that early hour, they would have seen a stream of butterflies dancing into the sky, from the white Victorian home at the end of Rainshadow Road." 

A Tasty Read will be participating in this Blog Hop and giving away a Copy of Rainshadow Road to ONE lucky commenter.  So make sure you come back and visit on February 18th!!

1 comment:

Christine said...

Thanks so much for the lovely review! How wonderful that you were one of the Lisa's Divas' winners to win an ARC! I'm happy for you and I admit, a tad jealous! ; )

I've already read the chapter excerpts posted for Lisa's Divas and after reading your review I'm now even more excited to read the whole book! I love how Lisa can invoke a wide range of emotions in her readers in just the first two chapters of a book... *sigh*

ps Love your blog!