Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Robin Jones Gunn's Canary Island Song ~ Reviewed
By Robin Jones Gunn
Published by Howard Books
When Carolyn's grown daughter tells to "get a life," Carolyn returns to her mother's home in the Canary Islands for a much-needed change of scenery.
It's been seven years since Carolyn lost her husband, but ever since that tragic day her heart has been buried in murky grief. It takes the gentle affection of her mother and aunts, as well as the ministering beauty and song of the islands, to draw Carolyn's heart back to the surface. In the midst of a Flamenco dance lesson Carolyn finds her strength and sees the evidence of God's mercy throughout her life.
Will it be too late for Carolyn to reconnect with Bryan Spencer, her high school summer love? Or has he grown into something more than the wild beach boy who stole her kisses so many years ago and then left her alone on that balmy Canary night? Christopher Columbus set sail from the Canary Islands in 1492on his voyage to discover the New World. Is Carolyn ready to set sail from these same islands in order to discover hew new life? And does Carolyn have enough faith to face what the future holds?
If you need a summer getaway but can't afford a cruise, get Canary Island Song and let Robin Jones Gunn's story take you to the Canaries. It's a story of reconnecting with family and with a past love. But for Carolyn, it's more than that. She's reconnecting with herself and with life. Beautifully written as only Robin Jones Gunn can do, you'll feel the island breezes in your hair and smell the salt air as you read. Novel Journey and I give Canary Island Song a very high recommendation. It's a must read!
Reviewed by:Ane Mulligan, editor