"a charming tale from a fresh voice"
There bestselling authors and storytellers. Storytellers
don't worry if every I is dotted or T crossed, they are
more filled with fire and passion, they love their
characters and have such a freshness that captivates me.
You see the stars of Tomorrow, today in their first works.
That is what I see in Aysel Arwen. A storyteller with a
passion, a freshness.
This delightful enchanting tales shows a rough edge here or
there-- if someone likes to be nitpicky. I never did. Tell
me a good story and I follow. An Arwen is a writer touched
with the magic of storytellers of old. I can just see this
lady in a flowing gown, by fireside, spellbinding her clan
with her tales of far off places, of love, of magic.
I waited for Amazon to send the book for several weeks and
I must say the anticipation was worth it.
Rose Flowers lives with her father and twin sister in staid
Massachusetts. Daddy dearest is a Professor of Botany,
which accounts for her being named Rose and her sister
Violet. Rose is a dreamer, who spends all her time with her
nose buried in a book, and secretly dreaming of the
handsome hero would one day come for her. But this quiet
life is thrown for a loop when daddy announces they will be
leaving their home to go to Hawaii. The President is
sending a team of research scientist to study the tropical
plants on the island, and the Professor will be leading it.
Since Violet is engaged to be married, daddy sends Rose on
ahead to be his assistant and pave his way. So begins
Rose's wild adventure. It starts in Boston where she is
rescued from ruffians by a handsome, mysterious stranger.
Being a bit ruffled by the incident, she promptly faints.
When she awakens, Mr. Sexy ala Johnny Depp has vanished.
We get sailing ships and sealing wax and cabbage and
kings... eh...pirates and presidents... in this engaging
debut. It charming and just plain FUN!! As a debut, it
marks Arwen as a writer well worth watching.
Posted May 19, 2006
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted December 15, 2006