Friday, December 11, 2009

The Day the Falls Stood Still - Cathy Marie Buchanan

Let me just say WOW!
The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan was amazing. For hours after finishing the book I felt like I was still holding back tears but they refused to fall because the story was so beautifully written that the sadness was wrapped in hope and the sense that life moves on.

I am in love with Tom Cole. He is an amazing father, extremely handy, uniquely gifted, and insanely in love with his wife. The chemistry between Tom and Bess is vibrant and extremely well written. Tom overcomes so much and it is his relationship with Bess that makes her such an interesting character.

The first part of the story focused on Bess and her family—especially her sister. It then transitioned to Bess and Tom…but not without breaking my heart first.

Bess is an incredibly strong character and Tom lights up the pages with his love for her and everything that he goes through. The characters were just so unbelievably real that I continued to think about them days after I finished the book.

This was a book that I had thought about buying for a while after reading a few reviews but I wasn’t certain I was going to enjoy it. I am so glad I bought it, by the 3rd page I was hooked.

* I read this book before I started my blog but wrote the review right after finishing it. I wanted to get the review up before the end of the year.


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

So glad u liked this one --me too, and the cover is great (that is always a plus).

Julie P. said...

I loved this one too!! So much to think about.

nat @book, line, and sinker said...

i've heard about this all over the blogs but haven't read it yet. i'm off to a few used book shops tomorrow and am going to keep my eyes peeled for it!! thanks so much for mentioning it. :)

Lisa said...

We're doing this for my book club in March--can't wait!