Wondering where have I gone? Yesterday was a little disturbed as my mother wasn’t feeling good. She developed some strange and serious rashes on her face. Spent sometime with her and tried to cheer her up! 🙂
Well here I am, back with a book review. It’s quite a task managing my reading and blogging. Yet, it is so much fun, that I must say, I’m loving it!! 😍😘
Monday onwards my reading will take a toll as my students will be appearing for their English examination and I’ll be engrossed in corrections/evaluations! Just hoping I’ll be able to write up a few things those days!
Anyways, the book I’m reviewing here for all of you, today (or as per India tonight!! ) is Barbara Pace’s Paper Clouds. Here it is…..
The summer of 1967 brought with it crazy times and many changes in the United States. Protests against the Vietnam War, racial riots and the hippie movement were all in full swing. Maisy had just completed her third year at the prestigious Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire and decided to remain in town for the summer despite her overbearing father’s protests. When a handsome stranger suddenly appears at the café where she works, Maisy can’t stop thinking about him until one day when they meet by chance outside of the café. It’s not long before a deep love is formed between the two despite the differences in their heritage. Facing the lingering prejudice in the country, the Vietnam War and a wealthy father who will go to almost any extreme to tear them apart, Maisy and Francisco block out the world around them. Until . . . One day when Maisy receives the worst possible news. After believing her life was over and all was lost, she unexpectedly uncovers an inconceivable secret . . . and learns that it’s always darkest just before dawn
My take: Paper Clouds is a romance set in times of war and despair. It talks about interracial marriages and how people in the 1960s opposed to those things.
The story is about Maisy and Francisco. One a rich man’s daughter, the other a Latino! They have undying love for each other. Then what makes them separate?
Why does Maisy’s father have a dislike for people like him?
Why does he fear that she will fall in love?
What prompts him to believe and strive to make her move away from him?
What is the reason for his unnerving behavior?
The story takes turns, and leaves one feeling a lot of emotions for its characters. The protagonists are two simple people in love and dreaming for a world and life together. Their friends too are some adorable characters. Joan and Tommy take up the crown for keeping the story moving without making it a complete sad story!
They are real friends and do things which real life friends would try their best to do! 🙂
Rating: I’d rate this book with a 🌟🌟🌟⚫🌠(that’s a 3.5)!
I usually read romance and this book does fall in that genre but the reason of not giving it a 4 is that it gets slowed down somewhere and doesn’t really make you feel for the characters at those places.
On the whole, it is a good readable one! And if you are looking for not-so-detailed sex scenes or intimate scenes which are described in pages and pages, then this book is a sure and safe bet! 😂😯
Note: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book, through Reading Deals, so I could give an honest review.
Lots of love and best wishes!