Sunday, February 15, 2015

Gooseberry Island ~ Steven Manchester

Gooseberry IslandGooseberry Island by Steven Manchester
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've been lucky enough to review a few of Steven Manchester's books over the past few years. One thing I can say is that he never disappoints.

They met at the worst possible moment...or maybe it was just in time. David McClain was about to go to war and Lindsey Wood was there at his going-away party, capturing his heart when falling for a woman was the last thing on his mind. While David was serving his country, he stayed in close contact with Lindsey. But war changes a person, and when he came home very little had the same meaning that it had before – including the romance that had sustained him. Was love truly unconquerable, or would it prove to be just another battlefield casualty?

My Take:
His characters are always extremely relatable and very, very real. As usual he brings us on an emotional journey that makes the reader search for a piece of themselves in the characters and maybe some part of the two "lovers" struggles. How many times has a chance meeting changed the course of your life, or ended up changing just enough to make a difference? Will David and Lindsey overcome distance and the brutal changes war can have on one psyche ? Or will their friendship that helped keep them going be just that and end as quickly as it began?
Settle yourself in to read this one straight through. You will be glad you did!

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