Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Review: A Lonely Sky, Linda Schmalz
This is a women's fiction with romantic elements. This story, I felt, was more moving than even the characters themselves. Full of bad decisions, desperation, and never without hope, these characters and the secondary ones paved the way to an unforgettable read. At times, I felt myself thinking some of the plot was unrealistic, but then again, how many mistakes have we all made in youth? In the name of love? The detailed setting was subtly descriptive, where I found myself in the pub, the house, the street... I don't want to issue a spoiler alert, so I'll just say the ending was particularly satisfying and humbling. In a way, they all wound up happy, or at least together in some measurable account, the way they should have. But poor, poor John. I want his happy ending.