• Print Length: 368 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (March 24, 2015)
A novel of family secrets, lost love, and dangerous obsession, a captivating tale with the deep characterization, piercing emotional resonance, and heartfelt insight.
I thought this book was good, I know the general audience diagrees and feels it is outstanding, obviously I am the minority.
Several sensitive subject matters are addressed. The cast is lively and diverse. The writing is liquid gold, just flows from each page. Weaving several plots is accomplished seamlessly.
The areas I found problematic – the heavy topics introduced didn’t have the weighty closure called for, a big no no for this reader. If you are going to broach sensitive topics please follow through with appropriate consequences, solutions. Glossing over meaty issues isn’t the way it should be done, at least in my eyes. As is the issues are utterly predictable and impractical. The level of predictability is incredibly high. The stereotype for homeschooled children is typical and often a misnomer, I know, my son was homeschooled by yours truly and was a social butterfly as most homeschooled children are. Willow grated my nerves, her behavior was childlike especially for a 16 year old.
A good read, perhaps I approached it more seriously than I should have, you decide how it suits your rating spectrum.
Marisa de los Santos has published three New York Times bestselling novels for adults, including Love Walked In and Belong to Me, while David Teague is the author of the picture books Franklin’s Big Dreams and Billy Hightower. Saving Lucas Biggs is their first joint venture. Married for over twenty years, Marisa and David live with their two children, Charles and Annabel, and their Yorkies, Finn and Huxley, in Wilmington, Delaware.
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