I received a free copy of Stargazey Point from TLC Book Tours for my honest review.
About the Book:
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (July 9, 2013)
About the Author:
Abbie Sinclair heads to to Stargazey Point to try and decompress after a very traumatic experience. Her best friend has relatives who live there and her friend thinks it’s the perfect place for Abbie to just get away from it all. The relatives are three 80+ year old siblings living in a mansion by the sea; although it’s a mansion that has seen much better days. Abbie thinks she will stay for a short visit, sit on the beach and just vegetate.
While there she meets the various characters that inhabit the small town from the neglected children to the grieving widow to the mean town drunk. She also meets Cabot Reyolds the Third, who had moved to Stargazey Point after being left a legacy by his uncle. He left a lucrative career as an architect and a beautiful fiance behind to pursue his passion. A passion that no one in in family seems to understand. Sparks fly of course, between Abbie and Cabot.
You don’t have to invest much effort into the reading of this novel, it just breezes along rather quickly. It is a simple, enjoyable beach read and none of the characters really made me care overmuch about them but I would love to find a place like Stargazey Point – it was the most well developed “character” in the book. Many of the people were rather undeveloped; maybe unfinished is a better word. Particularly the three Crispin siblings with whom Abbie stays. They allude to much and have an air of mystery but nothing is really explained. It was frustrating.
Was I happy I read it? I would say yes. Would I read it again – no. It was a lovely diversion; a read that didn’t require me to think or research or even wonder. A relaxing read. Sometimes a person needs one.
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Disclosure: I received a free copy of Stargazey Point from TLC Book Tours for my honest review. I received no compensation for this post.