Tuesday, January 23, 2007

First Impressions by Nora Roberts

This was a good one!

Shane Abbot is trying to start her life over after the loss of her grandma. She wants to open up a museum and Antique shop but not sure she will be able to accomplish it on her own in time. She seeks out the help of her new neighbor Vance Bannings who is just trying to get away from it all. She believes he is an out of work carpenter but there is much more to this man than she could ever imagine. They start a friendship and but Shane is determined to get Vance to fall in love with her. But will she get her wish?

Nora Roberts is a fantastic writer and I enjoy every book I read by her. She is able to really put feelings not just words into her stories. How she can write so many stories amazes me. She is a truly prolific writer in that she can make you feel like you are really there in the story. She can make you cry and the next minute make you laugh. There is real passion between her characters and you can tell it is just not an animal heat. Though that is part of some of the book as well but there is substance to the characters.

I really loved Shane in this story. She is such a sweet girl but do not get off on the wrong foot with her. Boy does she show her temper then. I also appreciated why Vance wanted to get away from everything in his life. He needed some space and he was trying to figure out who he really is as a person. Though I don’t think he figured in a beautiful girl next door who needed his help. I found the characters in this book very believable because money doesn’t mean much after awhile. You want something more to life than just that. Shane is a smart girl who wants to be loved since her past experience hasn’t been so great. She knows there is more to life and wants to enjoy every minute of it. I could relate to Shane because there is so much to see and do in life that the last thing you need to be worried about is money.

This book is considered a Holiday book but I think it could be read any time of the year especially when there is snow. It was a wonderful story. I give it a 4/5 because it is a touching story but there are so many of them out there it’s hard to see what is special about all of them. This one is special and it is very well written. I couldn’t put it down. It really touched my heart and I wish there could be more written about those two but I know that I won’t get everything that I want. I recommend this book to all the romantics out there because this one is really good and a quick read to boot!

I have finished another book yesterday called The Spirit of Christmas by Cindy K. Green. I reviewed it for a new group I am involved in. I really liked it and you can find it on http://www.bygracepublishing.com I have to go read another book called Night Visions by Ariana Dupre for the same group. But first a nap!


JCR said...

You have a great blog here. I will definately come back to read more! Great job!

Lover of Books said...

Thanks! I read a variety of books. :)