74. Sleeping Tiger by Rosamunde Pilcher (1967)
Length: 280 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Started: 10 August 2014
Finished: 11 August 2014
Where did it come from? From Bookmooch
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 20 March 2013
Why do I have it? I like contemporary fiction and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.
As a child, whenever Selina Bruce would ask about her late father, the grandmother who raised her would always quickly change the subject. Then, the chance discovery of a photograph gave Selina hope that her father was still alive. It also turned her world on its axis. For the first time in her life, Selina didn’t know what tomorrow would bring.
She leaves her lawyer fiance behind in London and impulsively flies alone to San Antonio – a tiny island off the coast of Spain – brimming with the hope that she will finally meet the father she’s never known. What she discovered instead was an unexpected truth about herself and the man she planned to marry. For exotic San Antonio offered Selina more than a lush paradise and glorious days spent under the penetrating brilliance of the noonday sun. It offered her the mysterious George Dyer, a writer who would help her solve the mystery of her past…and who might just hold the key to her future happiness.
I really enjoyed reading this book. The story was gentle and sweet, and not too earth-shatteringly serious. In my opinion, Rosamunde Pilcher has always been a good story-teller; and the plots of her stories have always interested me. I must say though, that this book seemed slightly different from most of Ms. Pilcher’s other works – somehow lighter and frothier than I was expecting. I give Sleeping Tiger by Rosamunde Pilcher an A+!
A+! – (96-100%)
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight