Sunday, June 5, 2011

Random Harvest

Grade: A 
Profanity: None that I can remember...
Graphic content (sex, murder,etc.): None

This book was actually our Book Club selection a few months ago, but I've been horrible with my reading lately and have just finished it. I really loved it though! I was a little worried at first, since it looked like a total romance novel (my cover is different than the one above...). Plus it was originally published in 1941 by an author with whom I wasn't familiar. But I was very pleasantly surprised! : )
This is the "summary" printed on the back of my copy:
"Wake up, Lazy!"
Smithy opened his eyes and looked around. He was surprised to see the girl by the pool. Suddenly she kicked up a spray of water.
"Get up or I'll soak you through, sir," she said sternly.
"Paula," he laughed as he came toward her, "you look like a mischievous pixie."
Bending to help her up, he pecked a kiss at her forehead. Then he gathered her into his arms. "Marry me, darling," he whispered.
"But Smithy, you may already have a wife!"
Smithy's entire previous life was lost to him because of amnesia. What right did he have to ask a woman to share his future? He would never be free until he could discover the forgotten past.
The story takes place in England, and I always enjoy reading in my head with an English accent... ; ) Ha, ha. I don't want to give anything away, because I definitely recommend checking this one out. The characters are well-developed, and the plot flows really well. I never remember being bored while reading it.
And it's such a perfect love story... I was both grinning from ear to ear and tearing up by the end of it. I hate that I took so many breaks while reading it though, so I'll probably end up reading it again soon. But for right now, I'm on to June's Book Club selection: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I just read this. I'm glad you liked it. I totally cried the first time I read it.

    See you at the July meeting!

    Jennifer K


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