Reader Review: The story is definitely different from the earlier novella. While the earlier book was touching and heartwarming, I thought that there were a lot of emotions in this book especially suppressed emotions from Lucy and Sam. Lucy has always felt she was 2nd fiddle to her parents since they were always giving their attention to Alice who almost died from meningitis when Lucy was seven. She felt that she had to always earn her way into her parents' hearts. Sam had a horrible childhood with 2 drunk parents resulting in his strong views against love, marriage and relationships. Both Lucy and Sam connected because they could create magic. The termed magic is actually an energy that evolves from those suppressed emotions. And both having been hurt, they need to learn to take that leap of faith. I love the progressive relationship that Lucy and Sam had... from friends to casual lovers and ultimately to a deeper relationship. It was emotional when both Lucy and Sam found release of those suppressed emotions and I also love how both of them grew as individuals and as a couple.
Lucy Marinn is a glass artist living in mystical, beautiful, Friday Harbor, Washington. She is stunned and blindsided by the most bitter kind of betrayal: her fiancé Kevin has left her. His new lover is Lucy’s own sister. Lucy's bitterness over being dumped is multiplied by the fact that she has constantly made the wrong choices in her romantic life. Facing the severe disapproval of Lucy's parents, Kevin asks his friend Sam Nolan, a local vineyard owner on San Juan Island, to "romance" Lucy and hopefully loosen her up and get her over her anger. Complications ensue when Sam and Lucy begin to fall in love, Kevin has second thoughts, and Lucy discovers that the new relationship in her life began under false pretenses. Questions about love, loyalty, old patterns, mistakes, and new beginnings are explored as Lucy learns that some things in life—even after being broken—can be made into something new and beautiful.
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Title: Rainshadow Road June 24, 2013 Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas
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Number of Comments: 10 Rating(s) 6 Review(s)
Lucy is now treated different because Alice as a child had meningitis and everybody had to cater to her.
Love how the neighbor, when Lucy is there while the parents went to have Alice checked out with the doctors, explains about the art and glass, melted and how it makes rainbows inside.
Lucy's dad is a professor and works or Nasa projects in his spare time which means he's never home much. Lucy and her dad have to work on a science project about glass together.
Her goal in life is to make art using glass cuz she is so intrigued about the process of glass blowing. Her father had bought a hot air balloon ornament and Alice had broke it.
Raised in a suburb of Seattle she noticed a firefly from a shard of glass from the broken item. They glow with it's own life source.
Later Lucy is in love with Kevin, they live together in his studio. She loves her stained glass window designs. He introduced her to sex.
Swing On A Star is on San Juan Island and the sun shines through the mountains.
He breaks off with her cuz he's now dating her sister Alice. He needs her to move out also because Alice will be moving in.
She takes off on her bike and goes for a hike. She meets a man with his dog walking. She tells him everything that just happened.
He offers to show her his vineyard at the end of Rainbow Road.
Kevin is friends with Sam Nolan, who has told him to buy the place and he'd help fix the house. Sam and his two brothers had lost their sister, Victoria and they left Holly for them to raise. They have no idea how to do that so they offer love. To pay Kevin back he wants Sam to meet Lucy and take her out, without telling her. Problem is Sam has already met her and likes her.
Zoey and Justine are her cousins and run the local B&B and they are going to help move her into the Monk Room and stay as long as she wants.
Tips for gardening and the vineyard are priceless!
Sam has told Lucy what Kevin wanted and she only likes Sam and they will date without what Kevin had wanted.
Lucy gets sideswiped while on her ride, on the road and Sam reluctantly brings her to his house with all the others that come and go on a daily basis til the B&B can take care of her after the wedding.
Funny when he helps wrap her broken bones before she takes a shower.
Also others lifes are started in this book: Sam's brothers: Alex and Mark
Mystery of the flying birds and insects that she creates from the juice glass is like magic. She can't explain it...
She shares it with Sam and he shares what happens with his magic.
Biker friends are priceless!
When she gets the cast off she moves into Mark's apartment and sublets it and she's agreed to do a stained glass window for Sam's house as he's still renovating it. She has another decision to make also: take the scholarship that will move her to NY but it will allow her to gain the knowledge she needs.
Love this one and can't wait to read the next in the series.
June 24, 2013
Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas
Better than expected
October 12, 2012
Reviewer: A reader from WATERBURY, CT USA
I usually do not read contemporary romance, preferring to stay with historical or paranormal. I was very pleasantly surprised - which I should not be, since everything Lisa Keyplas writes is gold.
The storyline has a little magic in it, and made me even more happy to read it.
Alice stole Lucy's boyfriend O_O you just don't do something like that to your sister - those are the rules - it should be a capital crime. She didn't even felt guilty, there is a special place in hell for people like that. I did feel a little bad for her at the end but nor enough to justify what the little bitch, strumpet, slut did to her sister. She deserved a lot more, and her parents should not had enabled her so much.
I loved Sam and understood him completely about trying to protect himself and his heart against further damage. I grew up with a alcoholic grandfather and is a terrible feeling.
But what makes this book very special is Lucy and Sam's abilities. Lucy has the ability to change a manipulate glass and turning it into living creatures. Sam connects with plants, making them grow and flourish under his care.
July 20, 2012
The story is definitely different from the earlier novella. While the earlier book was touching and heartwarming, I thought that there were a lot of emotions in this book especially suppressed emotions from Lucy and Sam.
Lucy has always felt she was 2nd fiddle to her parents since they were always giving their attention to Alice who almost died from meningitis when Lucy was seven. She felt that she had to always earn her way into her parents' hearts.
Sam had a horrible childhood with 2 drunk parents resulting in his strong views against love, marriage and relationships.
Both Lucy and Sam connected because they could create magic. The termed magic is actually an energy that evolves from those suppressed emotions. And both having been hurt, they need to learn to take that leap of faith.
I love the progressive relationship that Lucy and Sam had... from friends to casual lovers and ultimately to a deeper relationship. It was emotional when both Lucy and Sam found release of those suppressed emotions and I also love how both of them grew as individuals and as a couple.
April 1, 2012
Reviewer: A reader from ROME, GA USA
This was a nice, emotional small town read that drew you in in a cozy way and kept you reading for the wonderful characters. Like some other reviews on other sites, I was confused by the mild magical element, as it didn't seem to add anything to the story, but since it didn't take anything away either I was okay with it. Good weekend or beach read.
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