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The Spire: A Marriage-to-Lovers Romance (The Walsh Series Book 6) Kindle Edition
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- Book 6 of 9 in The Walsh Series
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"This Book... This book broke my heart and picked up the pieces and put it back together." ~ Goodreads Reviewer
"This is one of my very rare book hangovers. Not because I'm heartbroken or upset. But because I don't want to move on yet. I want to reflect and savor every moment and experience that happened..." ~ Goodreads Reviewer
"There is just something about Kate Canterbary's words that make me grasp for more." ~ Goodreads Reviewer
"Kate's writing style is smart and addictive and I feel like my IQ goes up every time I read her words. This is her best book to date. She has a fan for life right here." ~ Goodreads Reviewer
"If you not on a first name basis with at least one Walsh you need to get all up in these books ASAP!!! They are an absolute must for all readers everywhere." ~ Goodreads Reviewer
"OH MY GOSH!!!! From the prologue to the very last word, The Spire completely blew me away." ~ Goodreads Reviewer
"It was heartwarming, emotional, beautiful, soul wrenching, unpredictable, unique, inspiring . . . it was a magical read." ~ Goodreads Reviewer
"Kate Canterbary, you are a genius - Erin's story is sublime and all of the twists and turns that played out over the years were phenomenal." ~ Goodreads Reviewer
"Can I give this book a googolplex of gold stars because 5 isn't enough?" ~ Goodreads Reviewer
"Not too often does a book leave me breathless, nor leave me saying "Holy ****!" after just reading the prologue. And not too often does a book leave me in the messiest and most beautiful loss of words for DAYS after reading it... Kate Canterbary's "The Spire" has done all of those things, and more." ~ Goodreads Reviewer
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- Publication date : December 13, 2016
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Vesper Press (December 13, 2016)
- File size : 1856 KB
- Print length : 386 pages
- ASIN : B01MQHB365
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #70,813 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Our heroine is Erin Walsh, volcanologist, Iceland and Oxford based climate change scientist, and lover of historical anecdotes. Our hero is Nick Acevedo, Mexican-American pediatric neurosurgeon. They collide at a Walsh family wedding, feel an intense attraction, drop their emotional guards, and by the next morning, they're married. Unfortunately for Nick, who really wants to make a go of things, Erin is skittish. She grew up in a violently abusive home and has a history of cutting, suicide attempts, and alcohol abuse. The father who abused her is dead, and she's done tons of work on therapy that's brought her to a fairly healthy place, but the one city on Earth this world traveler won't go to is where she grew up and all her siblings live, Boston... where Nick lives.
Nick isn't willing to lose Erin, so they settle into a courtship of (delightful!) emails, Skype chats, and never-enough intercontinental visits. It was so satisfying that Nick totally accepts as valid that Erin's interjection of scientific and historical information in conversations is simultaneously a reflection of her passions, the way she's most comfortable understanding and describing the world, and also how she distances and protects herself. To smarty-pants Nick, Erin's brain is the sexiest thing about her, but he struggles with Erin not being as confident in her own strength as he is. I was so gratified by how Nick finally realized that while he fell for Erin at the wedding, their communications while separated is how he came to really love her. I was also proud of Erin for not letting Nick rush her into taking the next step, then finally taking that next step when she was ready, with Nick in her corner.
When Erin meets Nick at her brother's wedding, the two hit it off in a major way, but Erin isn't into relationships and she runs away from Nick after the wedding.
Thus sets the story of the runaway lover and a cat and mouse game across continents that any other guy but Nick would have given up on at the beginning.
I didn't like Erin's family from the beginning of the book. When her brother hired body guards to keep her from upsetting his wedding in any way, I knew she was up against some very tough obstacles. I loved how Nick reacted to the family dynamics and became her champion.
The relationship between Nick and Erin played out against the background of family and Erin's job that took her all over the world. You begin to realize so much more is going on with Erin than just family issues. She has demons to slay and Nick is willing to be her dragon slayer, if she'll just stay in one place and give him a chance.
I really loved the book. I ended up loving Erin's big, loud family, but not until they began to put issues aside and let Erin back into the fold. I think you will really love this story as much as I did.
I found this very upsetting in this book. From the first book we know that Erin, who is the youngest Walsh, is estranged from the family. We get glimpses into why. But the most tension was between the two sisters, Shannon and Erin. Each going through their own pain and never realized that each had been molested/raped by their father. The reunion was heartfelt and emotional but I would have liked something more. I liked the way the author built up to open communication but with the build up from over 4 books it was lacking to me.
I did not feel connected to Nick or Erin because they never played a significant role in the books prior but they were there. It is interesting when the scenario is done repeatedly but from different points. The same events are being played out over each book. 4 stars. The story was significant but not as entertaining as the previous story.
Top reviews from other countries
Fortunately, I was stuck on an island, far away for anything more than a fleeting snatch of internet and unable to download any other books, because if I could I might have given up - and I would have definitely missed out.
It gets much much better as the story settles in and is actually a welcome break from the usual cliches of this tired genre. It is an unexpected and interesting tale with engaging characters that you really caring about them. The male lead was a fairly standard issue good guy type, the heroine is a work-obsessed post-graduate high-flying science researcher, which is always fun. She loves her work and talks about it a lot, and it is proper real science, it sounds like she knows what she is talking about.
I liked this book and was glad I stuck with it, it even made me cry...
The main annoying part is it never dealt with the past just touch on it. I wanted more detail, I wanted her and her sister to air their grievances.
Shannon's boyfriend took advantage of a young vulnerable girl, Shannon put her in a mental institution, so many issues left unresolved. Her whole family calling her a screw up and labelling her despite the fact she was smart, revered and a grown woman who knew her own mind.
I liked this book but it was incomplete for me. It needed those issues referred to resolving and the brothers needed to know about the abuse both sisters endured at the hands of their father.
Beautiful, heartbreaking, inspirational. Completely brilliant.
Buy it, read it, love it.