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Saturday, March 14, 2009

REVIEW for The Book of Love



A big thank you goes out to Simon & Schuster for sending this book out to me for review!

http://www.simonandschuster.net/content/index.cfm?sid=287

TITLE: The Book of Love

AUTHOR: Kathleen McGowan

GENRE: Adventure

RATING: 4 Stars

I have to start off by saying that I am not usually a huge fan of this type of book as they always reminded of me of another imitation of The DaVinci Code - which is another book I could never quite figure out the fascination with. However, I was extremely pleased to discover, upon starting the first few pages that McGowan is an excellent writer - I immediately loved her descriptions and details - especially when it came to describing all the beautiful areas of the world. She has a way of making it sound as though I am standing right there! I think what I liked most about The Book of Love is that this book is a indeed an adventure/thriller storyline, but it also includes a vast knowledge of history (which I always enjoy). The story of Matilda of Tuscany and the Pope was fascinating to me and to think that I never even knew these people could have existed.

There is, of course, a beautiful love story entertwined in this book and the adventure and pace is non-stop.

At times, I got a little confused with all the characters - especially when the action was at its heaviest, but once I had all the players figured out, I was fine.

5 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I don't like it when there are too many characters in a book and I have to flip back to try to figure out who someone is.

Myckyee said...

Nice review - this book looks good...an adventure thriller is my kind of read.

Number One Novels said...

I'd not yet heard of this book, but it sounds like a good one. Thanks for the review.

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a good book even if it got a little confusing at times

S. Krishna said...

I read the first book in this series and am looking forward to this one.

 
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