- Series: Sensation
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Silhouette Books (April 24, 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0373585470
- ISBN-13: 978-0373585472
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 4.2 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,048,993 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Safe Harbour (Sensation) Paperback – April 24, 1992
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In a compelling departure, readers first get to experience the foundation of that love. Kip and Shelley have spent their childhood summers on Rhode Island's Block Island as best friends. In the summer when they're 15 they are both changing -- but life changes even faster for Shelley.
And it is 12 more years before they come together again. By then, each has faced tragedies, difficulties and changes. Each has grown up. Can the love of innocence they once shared also grow up? Can they provide a safe harbor for each other's heart?
Judith Arnold's SAFE HARBOR explores the epochs of the growing love between Kip and Shelley, carrying readers along for each stop in the fascinating journey.
The story then picks up fifteen-years later and we discover that Kip also has a past to overcome. The friendship is the corner stone Kip uses to build back his life. And still, something is missing.
This is a beautiful romance, with believable characters in real-life situation. It is sweet without being cloying. I especially liked that the problems are not resolved overnight and that the author allowed the passage of time to heal some wounds.
I did not find the formating distracting but noted a few spelling and grammar mistakes. I agree with the other reviewers that Kindle editing should be as good as a paper book. Still, don't let format keep you from enjoying this book.
This is one of the most unusual romances I've ever read. Ms. Arnold hooked me instantly, and I found myself immersed in the story of two children from different backgrounds spending summers together--growing up together--on Block Island. When love between them emerges, heartbreak soon follows...and follows.
I've come late to this party and so find it unnecessary to list plot elements in my review. You can read all about them in others posted here. I will say this: Ms. Arnold wrote a story here incorporating strong, personal psychological elements, which resonated deeply with me. The power of forgiveness, the ability to forget, the willingness to trust, and the need to embrace life as it is, not as it might have been, are all captured to perfection in this book. I look forward to reading it again, and to reading more of Judith Arnold's titles. She is an excellent writer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an amazing book. My first Judith Arnold. I am now hooked. Very good story and look forward to the next one. Great job.Published 15 days ago by n2starrs
I enjoyed this book very much. Well written, well told story of two people coming of age together. Will look for more from this author!Published 2 months ago by Alice
What a good read! The characters ring true and the sweet/sorrow of a true acceptance and deep friendship is the thread of this delightful story. Read morePublished 3 months ago by loosethreads
This is my favorite book! The story has a personal connection to me, and I just love reading it over and over again. Thanks Judith Arnold for working out your magic on this one.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Easy read, sweet love story, very enjoyable. Read it while touring Peru. Recommend it for relaxing and not having to deal with any drama.Published 3 months ago by MARILYN