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All That is Beautiful (Arrington) Paperback – June 28, 2010
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Reviewed by Kam Aures for RebeccasReads.com (07/10)
I enjoyed "All That Is Beautiful" as much as the first book in the Arrington series. It was well-written and held my attention from start to finish. If you enjoy V.C. Andrews' books, Sanford's style and thought process is very similar and I think that you will enjoy her work!
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The Girl in the Lighthouse continues in this second book about Lillian and in her naiveté, she travels with Richard and his wife Judith to their home in New York. Lillian doesn't understand neither the looks she gets from other women nor the looks she garners from men. Richard has gained her trust by promising her a ticket back to the island where she is from in exchange for allowing him to sketch a portrait of her. The days turn into weeks yet she remains in New York with more promises but no deliveries. He hasn't delivered on those promises and so she remains at his mercy.
Richard uses guile, deceit, blackmail, sex, and lies to get what he wants while Lillian continues to be incredibly naive and gullible. Only now she is under the influence of drugs, alcohol, and what she thinks is love and continues to fall for the lies. Will someone just slap the silly out of her!
Heath behaves ignominiously though I won't get into how.
I felt like Lilllian's character in this book was all over the place. One minute naive, one minute strong, just really inconsistent for the most part. I also found some of the phraseology inconsistent with the time period. One example of that is Lillian talking about someone, no spoiler as to whom, getting her "hooked on drugs". I just don't see a lady of that era using those words.
The book almost fell to a 2 star rating from me but I feel the author coerced a strong enough ending to the book from a fairly weak middle. This resulted in my "It's okay" overall general feeling about the book.
they have more in commen then you think.For me it was a great story read.I would recommend this book very
hightly.Normal is a real trip,so funny and her pranks are amazing.You can feel yourself being right there.I wish
the stars you give could be a solid 100 on this one.Really loved it.
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