Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Review: The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell

The Vespertine (The Vespertine, #1)The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ms. Mitchell has conjured up an unbreakable spell in this treat. The book spans the year of 1889 taking place mostly in Baltimore, a pieces in Maine. A teenage girl, Amelia van der Broek is sent away by her brother to find a suitable match and to become a lady. She is sent to the Stewarts who have a spirited daughter Zora the same age. Meeting the social network of friends as an outsider, Amelia is immediate drawn to Nathaniel Witherspoon, who is enigmatic.

As the scenes vividly glow off the pages, the sunsets draw Amelia into visions and predictions that are too accurate. Playing Maines Mystic is one thing, playing for real is another.

I can't say enough about how well witten this book is, how great of a storyline, how fresh. I have found myself looking into the golden setting sun and predicting another enjoyable reread of this book.

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