Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Outside Wonderland [Review]

336 pages
Published 29 March 2011

Alice, Griffin, and Dinah Stenen's mother and father died tragically when they were quite young. The loss haunts them into adulthood. Alice is a stage actress in New York who can't commit to a relationship. When she meets Ian she's smitten, but suspects it's Ian's four-year-old son that really captivates her. Griffin and his longtime partner are settled into a contented domesticity, however Theo's insistence that they adopt a child throws Griffin into a panic. When he refuses to cooperate, the crack in their relationship widens. Dinah, the youngest, has a short, passionate love affair that leaves her pregnant and alone when she discovers the father is engaged to someone else. The three look to each other for support during this rough period but they falter. What they don't know is that their parents are watching them from a place outside time and space--worrying, reminiscing, and perhaps guiding their children as each makes their tentative way towards happiness. In luminous prose, Cook tells the story of these tender souls and a love that knows no boundaries.

My Thoughts:
I might at some point go back and give this one another chance, but I got 1/5th of the way through and the story was going nowhere. I have other books I want to read more. :)  This was the August book club pick for The Clamhouse Book Club. So far, we've not had much luck with books! :S

Previous book: Lover Avenged (BDB #7) by J.R. Ward - [review]
Next book: Lover Mine (BDB #8) by J.R. Ward

1 comment:

Whitney said...

This book and they way you reviewed it, are reasons why I don't join book clubs. I refuse to buy a book just because everyone else says it's good. I only buy books by authors that I have read before. Otherwise, I buy second-hand or borrow from the li-burry. :P