By Angelksses in MD
A funny thing happened to me as I was reading this novel – I became a convert, at least for this author. I’ll be honest. I don’t go out of my way to read romantic novels, novels where the main characters are in their twilight years, or conspiracy novels. Newton shattered all my thoughts on these types of novels. I loved her book. Let me say that again – I loved her book.
As I began to read, Newton convinced me that a romance novel does not have to have a lot of bodice ripping to be romantic. Then she got me to thinking that just because a man is hitting 70, he can still be hot stuff. I ended up believing that the passion that bound Olivia and Bill was just as real as the passion felt by Rose for Jack in the Titanic movie.
The author’s characters are authentic. She doesn’t limit them or give them the usual gimmicky characteristics that some other writers like to employ. Newton made me trust that every action they took made sense for that character. I especially liked that she made the relationship between Olivia and her sons realistic. Olivia didn’t have the “I love you both the same way” relationship with them. Instead, she had unique memories and special feelings for each. With each character, she wove and intertwined their individual views and opinions with her story making it a very rich read.
By mid book, I was more than willing to suspend my beliefs about conspiracy theories and just let myself enjoy the book. For those few hours, I believed in Olivia’s need to find out the truth and Bill’s reluctance to relive those horrors.
I am very happy I had the opportunity to read this novel. I would suggest it to anyone wanting a read that is rich with life and the possibilities that come with a grand conspiracy theory