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Frosty-white and cold it lies
Underneath the fretful skies;
Snowflakes flutter where the red
Banners of the poppies spread,
And the drifts are wide and deep
Where the lilies fell asleep.
But the sunsets o’er it throw
Flame-like splendor, lucent glow,
And the moonshine makes it gleam
Like a wonderland of dream,
And the sharp winds all the day
Pipe and whistle shrilly gay.
Safe beneath the snowdrifts lie
Rainbow buds of by-and-by;
In the long, sweet days of spring
Music of bluebells shall ring,
And its faintly golden cup
Many a primrose will hold up.
Though the winds are keen and chill
Roses’ hearts are beating still,
And the garden tranquilly
Dreams of happy hours to be
In the summer days of blue
All its dreamings will come true.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
This review will be a bit biased, I admit it. Webb’s writing in this book is well-informed, fast-paced and intense. The reader cannot help but find themselves immersed in everything the main character feels. The book starts off a little slow but once it picks up…hang on tight!
I’m not sure why it took me so long to read this one, I’m a huge Webb fan, and the fact that she’s Canadian doesn’t hurt one bit, either.
I fell in love with her Kate Morrison series first, and I guess that bias is what kept me from really loving this book. There’s nothing wrong with this one, I just didn’t connect with the characters the way I’d hoped. But that’s okay. Not every book will be loved by every reader.
The important thing to remember here is that these characters are well drawn. Mostly. The bad guy needs a bit more motivation and explanation, I think.
There is a mystery to solve, a stuttering, struggling romance, old friendships and an intriguing look at a potential future tech.
This book is enthralling, driven and fast-paced. A solid four star read.
What are you still doing here? Go read it!
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