lauantai 28. toukokuuta 2016

Lisa Kleypas: Christmas eve at Friday Harbour

Lisa Kleypasin viihderomaani tunnelmoi joulun hengessä, ja tarinassa on melkein kaikkea mitä reseptiin kuuluu: orpotyttö ja kaksi toisilleen vierasta ihmistä jotka yrittävät auttaa tyttöä: Christmas eve at Friday Harbour (Piatkus, 2010; ISBN 978-0-7499-5383-6).

Romaani on melkein liiankin siirappinen, mutta toisaalta tarinassa on myös tummia, jopa viiltäviä sävyjä, pimeyttä jonka keskellä yksinäisyys on lohduton.

One rain-slicked night, six-year-old Holly lost the only parent she knew, her beloved mother Victoria. And since that night, she has never again spoken a word.

The last thing Mark Nolan needs is a six-year-old girl in his life. But he soon realizes that he will do everything he can to make her life whole again. His sister's will gives him the instructions: There's no other choice but you. Just start by loving her. The rest will follow.

Maggie Collins doesn't dare believe in love again, after losing her husband of one year. But she does believe in the magic of imagination. As the owner of a toy shop, she lives what she loves. And when she meets Holly Nolan, she sees a little girl in desperate need of a little magic.

Three lonely people. Three lives at the crossroads. Three people who are about to discover that Christmas is the time of year when anything is possible, and when wishes have a way of finding the path home… in Lisa Kleypas's Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor.

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