Friday 16 December 2011

Friday Recommends #5

Friday Recommends is a weekly meme hosted by Dani at Pen To Paper.  This is where we list a book we would highly recommend. 

I'm quite excited about this new feature as one of the things I love is being able to share the news about a great book.  We've all been there!  After reading a fab book you want to shout out to the world how great it is.

The rules for Friday Recommends are:
  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Please consider adding the blog hop button to your blog somewhere, so others can find it easily and join in too! Help spread the word! The code will be at the bottom of the post under the linky.
  • Pick a book that you've read, and have enjoyed enough to recommend to other readers. It can be a book you've read recently, or a book you read years ago - it's up to you - but make sure you tell us why you love the book (like a mini review). You make the post as long or as short as you like.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of this post after posting your blog post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper (http://vogue-pentopaper.blogspot.com) somewhere in your post.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!
My choice this week is:
 Black Rock by Amanda Smyth

Goodreads Synopsis:
So says the local soothsayer when predicting Celia’s future. Raised in the tropics of Tobago by an aunt she loves and an uncle she fears, Celia has never felt that she belonged. When her uncle — a man the neighbors call Allah because he thinks himself mightier than God - does something unforgivable, Celia escapes to the bustling capital city.

There she quickly embraces her burgeoning independence, finding a job and putting down roots. Her search for a place to call home is soon complicated by an affectionate friendship with William, a caring gardener, and a strong sexual tension with her employer. All too quickly, Celia finds herself trapped between the man who offers her passion and the one who offers his heart.

Deftly exploring the rush of first love and one woman’s search for her identity set against the lush landscape of the Caribbean, this is a vivid, intensely moving novel from an emerging talent.

 This book was very rich in detail, I really enjoyed reading about Tobago.  The story of Celia is not easy and you really do feel for her.
I really loved this book and thought it was brilliant. Set in Trinidad and Tobago the story follows Celia. There are many hardships and disappointments she must overcome. The detail of the scenery is great, sets a really good picture. I highly recommend this book.


Unknown said...

It sounds like a very different kind of book. :) Very dramatic and tear-worthy. Thanks for the recommendation and for stopping by my blog!

Dani Cotton said...

I was considering doing this one this week! Haha. We very nearly matched then!
I loved this book as well - it's a beautiful, compelling story and I loved learning a little about Tobago as well!

Chocolate Chunky Munkie said...

Well how very strange that would have been Dani!! Just as well we didn't choose this book to feature on the same day lol. Now that would have been funny :P xx

Genny said...

Wow, this sounds like the kind of book I love - a romantic plot line, a strong heroine and an exotic location. Nice pick!

- Genny @ Books Are My Heroine

Lindsay said...

I've got this one on my tbr, thank you for reminding me about it, and for recommending it! x

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