Tuesday, May 22, 2012

How We Started - A Review

Title:  How We Started by Luanne Rice
Source: Netgalley

Goodreads Summary:  Two original stories featuring characters from The Silver Boat and Little Night.

In these stories, bestselling author Luanne Rice gives her readers two tales of early love and longing. "Paul and Clare" introduces the heroine of her upcoming novel, Little Night, and offers a glimpse into how she met the love of her life—and the beginning of her life-long passion for birds and nature, even in New York City. "Miss Martha's Vineyard" is a snapshot of the quirky, unconditional friendship with larger-than-life blueblood Harrison Thaxter that has kept Rory McCarthy from The Silver Boat afloat even in rough romantic seas.

My Thoughts:

I loved loved loved the short story Paul and Clare, which is being published at a later date as a full length novel, and I have to say, I can't wait.  They meet as young adults, each of them with a troubled family at home.  Their courtship includes bird watching, a passion that began when they saved the life of a baby bird.  This story was lovely and ended on quite the cliffhanger!!

The second story Miss Martha's Vineyard was good, but not as good as the first in my opinion.  The main character, Harrison, was mentioned in Paul and Clare, as a lovesick teenager who ruins his life for the love of Clare's sister.  It made me long for a life on the east coast though, a life of boats and summers on the water.

I enjoyed this book, and I definitely looking forward to the full length story of Paul and Clare, titled Little Night.

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