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- File Size : 5215 KB
- Publication Date : April 29, 2018
- Print Length : 256 pages
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07CRRGT23
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,641,959 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This author’s straightforward prose ingratiates her readers from the start. Time-defined chapters and short, digestible scenes move the story along, taking an occasional segue to expound on the latest plot twist introduced by a character. Well-crafted divergent storylines and evenly paced ‘surprises’ maintained the suspense throughout this romantic tale.
Dylan, bound by duty and responsibility (and believing Violet had abandoned him), takes a wife he really doesn’t love. And Violet, a prisoner of her tortured past (neglected by an inconsolable mother following the childhood death of her twin sister from Leukemia) allows her life to spiral out of control. For these star-crossed lovers, just when one problem resolved itself, another, more insufferable one takes its place, making any reunion less likely. Attempts to list the string of such plot twists would seriously compromise this review, for doing so would sabotage the steady pressure the author intended to add with each new wrinkle. Suffice to say, as the reader comes to believe Dylan and Violet had painted themselves into a problematic corner, the small keepsake returns to bridge their rescue into the arms of love.
Far from any fairytale, Dr. Chang-Lim draws from her own experience with the circumstances of real people. As a medical professional, she illustrates her vast knowledge of drug abuse, post-traumatic stress, mental illness, Multiple Sclerosis, and other maladies she deftly employs in the story. Combine them with personal intrigue and you can see how the problems of modern society can take a serious toll on a young couple in love. So, the question posed by Dr. Chang-Lim is, can love’s inspiration really conquer insurmountable odds? Her answer? Not without significant effort from both parties and certainly not without destiny’s guiding hand.
Upon The LoveLock's pages, Ms Chang-Lim's characters become real and familiar. I believe from page one I related so strongly to Violet not from losing a twin or a sibling, but just from the emphatic knowledge of how it feels to be rejected and still seek to have that person in your life. The Author's writing is beautiful and touching, captivating and compelling.
I was elated at the end as these two people, so injured by loss as children embrace their pain and rise above it, reaching out to others in need and from those experiences heal to become the adults they were meant to be. Yes, it's just a story, but at the same time, it could easily be a memoir. Beautifully written, Eichin Chang-Lim. I highly recommend The LoveLock.
Top reviews from other countries
This then, is the background to this most memorable story – a story of Dylan and Violet, their love for each other; how they lost this most precious thing through circumstances beyond their control and ultimately triumph as individuals. I read this story throughout the day and could not put it down.
These then are all the plusses for me. I had pondered about my rating simply because I do not like to have profanity in a story, albeit sparsely used; there are scenes of non-excessive violence and non-explicit romantic suggestions (at the strip club) and a self-stimulation scene in the shower which I did not like, but then compared to what these two young people experience, everything else fades into nothing. So with these thoughts in mind, I still give five stars for a flawlessly written story with satisfying conclusion.
Having read other Eichin Chang-Lim novels, I was eagerly looking forward to ‘The LoveLock’, a somewhat darker excursion into the tribulations of life and love that were present in her earlier books. I also appreciated the clever use of backward and forward timelines to give a slow reveal of the characters’ motivations.
A catastrophic trip to Hawaii, a family tragedy, childhood trials, the challenges and penury of pursuing an acting career, an unwise marriage, and a descent into the abyss … For Violet and Dylan, love might just hold the key – if it doesn’t become another prison for them.
Written with empathy, and artfully paced, ‘The LoveLock’ is a great read for lovers of the romantic, and for romantics everywhere.