Publication Date: December 12, 2012
A lot of people like the writing of Nicolas Sparks, author of Sunspots and other works. He is a best seller and his books have been made into movies and his market is huge. I don’t like his novels. I can be a fan of love, life and emotion, but there are works in which it is simply not my cup of tea. Sunspots by Karen S. Bell is very much like Nicolas Sparks for me.
Technically, there is nothing wrong with this novel. Bell’s story is intricately written. She flashes back to Aurora and Jake and the moments that made them the strong couple they were despite their very limited time together. There is a slight paranormal aspect but the story is very much Aurora and Jake. Bell gives the reader detailed descriptions of the setting and characters that integrate well with the story.
There are twists within the story that are interesting. The haunting and the way the spirit characters influence Aurora’s life plan and her thoughts in regard to her life plan. The discovery she has of her husband after his passing. The attempts she makes to find love again. Sunspots is a very well-constructed book in professional presentation and character development. Aurora and Jake are very real characters. The point of view is the first person and through Aurora’s eyes so we get the confusion, horror and wonder as she experiences them. We are with her when she discovers that perhaps she didn’t know all she should have about her husband. The story flows in a way that makes it easy to visualize for the reader.
The bottom line for this reader that it is a good book that just didn’t hit my interest. If you like the work of Nicolas Sparks, you will likely enjoy Sunspots.
Karen S. Bell’s first novel, Walking with Elephants was released in 2011 and earned a place as a top 5 finalist in the Kindle Book Review’s Best Indie Books of 2012.
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