Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore

It has literally been too long since I've posted. I promise I am going to post a LOT more regularly starting now. And now for the book review...
Can love last beyond the grave?

Sylvie Davis is a ballerina who can’t dance. A broken leg ended her career, but Sylvie’s pain runs deeper. What broke her heart was her father’s death, and what’s breaking her spirit is her mother’s remarriage—a union that’s only driven an even deeper wedge into their already tenuous relationship.

Uprooting her from her Manhattan apartment and shipping her to Alabama is her mother’s solution for Sylvie’s unhappiness. Her father’s cousin is restoring a family home in a town rich with her family’s history. And that’s where things start to get shady. As it turns out, her family has a lot more history than Sylvie ever knew. More unnerving, though, are the two guys that she can’t stop thinking about. Shawn Maddox, the resident golden boy, seems to be perfect in every way. But Rhys—a handsome, mysterious foreign guest of her cousin’s—has a hold on her that she doesn’t quite understand.

Then she starts seeing things. Sylvie’s lost nearly everything—is she starting to lose her mind as well?

(Description from Amazon)

Let me start of by saying Clement-Moore has an amazing style of writing. I don't know what it is about it, but I love it and I couldn't put this book down. You feel really bad for Sylvie and can tell how much she wishes she could dance and how heartbroken she is that she can't. You also feel awful gor her because she thinks she is starting to lose her mind, which is also interesting to follow at the same time. Ryhs is amazing too and I love the way Sylvie and him talk to each other. Rhys' father is also pretty cool. Aunt Paula rubbed me the wrong way sometimes though.

The whole concept of the plot is interesting and this book keeps the pages turning. I recommend it to anyone!

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