Expected Publication: July 9, 2013
Format: Finished copy via publisher
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Summary via GoodreadsDevastated by tragedy during her last project, documentarian Abbie Sinclair thinks she has nothing left to give by the time she arrives in Stargazey Point. Once a popular South Carolina family destination, the town's beaches have eroded, local businesses are closing, and skyrocketing taxes are driving residents away. Stargazey Point, like Abbie, is fighting to survive.
But Abbie is drawn slowly into the lives of the people around her: the Crispin siblings, three octogenarians sharing a looming plantation house; Cab Reynolds, who left his work as an industrial architect to refurbish his uncle's antique carousel, a childhood sanctuary; Ervina, an old Gullah wise woman with the power to guide Abbie to a new life, if only she'd let her; and a motley crew of children whom Abbie can't ignore.
Abbie came seeking a safe haven, but what she finds is so much more. For Stargazey Point is a magical place . . . a place for dreamers . . . a place that can lead you home.
My ThoughtsI was really excited to read this book. I seemed to have everything I like in good love story. Two lost souls who were brought together by only some would have to believe was faith or destiny. While I wasn’t completely disappointed I must admit I was slightly left wanting more. I didn’t feel the connection I was hoping for between Abbie and Cab. I wanted that spark, that thing that would make me want to root for them more. I was hoping and rooting for them but it just wasn’t there.
I enjoyed the characters themselves and the supporting ones as well. I think it was well written and had a beautiful background as its setting. The whole carousel and beach town setting just seemed like the best place for two people to fall in love. However for me at least something was simply missing.
The one thing that kind of bugged me was the storyline involving the Crispin siblings. I just felt like we didn’t get the whole story. When I was finished I felt like there was something more there.
Don’t get me wrong I liked this book, I just felt like I could’ve loved it. I wanted to. All that was missing was the “magic.”