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The Necklace: The Dusky Club, June 1962 Kindle Edition
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The book with its well fleshed out characters, animated writing, dramatic scenes, and a couple of valuable lessons; makes for an entertaining read, especially for readers who like out-of-the-box romances. - Online Book Club
The Necklace is really a wonderful fairy tale for adults with exciting twists and a breathtaking adventure in an unforgettable past. - Advise Books of Italy --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B00NQ443TG
- Publication date : September 19, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 2315 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 293 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1500671894
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #17,483 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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First and foremost, I was completely unfamiliar with the author before starting. Fresh eyes and all that.
I am sure some women can related to Lynn and find the whole story both erotic and romantic. I am also sure that a lot of people have teen crushes that they remember all of their lives. But I am neither of these things.
The eroticism is present, not overblown or outrageous. The characters are amazingly well defined and quite plausible. I even appreciated the supernatural aspect as a necessary thing.
So why give five stars to a book that did not speak to me? Because it is so well written, and so ideal for the right audience that anything less would be dishonest.
I liked the characters and the story but gave it only three stars because several places I had to flip pages because of sexual content.
This is a bittersweet love story so be sure to have a box of tissue close.
The story starts out in the present when two 62-year-old best friends go on a cruise. They meet two Haitian fortune tellers, who give Susan opportunity to travel back in time to meet the man she has been obsessed with since her teens. Susan is told that she will learn a valuable lesson about herself. Susan travels back possessing her sophisticated 62-year-old experience in the body of her ex 17-year-old self. To not give everything away, this is a good fantasy well written and plotted out and the idea of a lesson is necessary to the novel's denouement.
For me, the "lesson learned" gets somewhat nullified because Susan hints early on, how much she has in common with her husband that James can never fulfill. In essence,everything Susan imagined in James already exists in her own husband.
Our idols are best left as fantasies. In that light, and though I greatly enjoyed the book, being a diehard Beatle fan, the other three are not treated with much attention. The protagonist, Susan, is never excited at being around John's or George's counterparts. Idealized as James is, he is narrow minded and controlling in his treatment of women--very common amongst males at the time. Thus, probably very accurate generalization. However, just as Susan knew James would become a vegetarian, she also had to know of his (James/Paul's) future social conscience, progressive attitudes and spiritual expansion. The Beatles quickly evolved from "teen idols" to highly revered artists of intellect. Susan's learned lesson somewhat contradicts this eventual growth with the implication that she can discuss politics, etc with her husband but could never do the same with James. That is my only contention, if I have one with the plot. The Beatles transcended into political, socially conscious people along the journey of their unparalleled fame. This has been touched upon in so many places that, the story stands strongly as told through the lens of a fortunate fan who got up close and personal to a dream. The tale stands on its own even if there was no Beatle "parallel". This is very creative fun page turning fiction, with more to come. I look forward to escaping into the sequel.