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Monday, December 5, 2011

The Smoke Jumper by Nicholas Evans

From the cover:
Smoke jumpers Ed Tully and Connor Ford are best friends, long linked by their passion for high-risk wilderness fire fighting. Now they share another dangerous passion: Both men love the same woman. An epic tale of desire, loyalty and adventure.


I first came across Nicholas Evans' work when I saw The Horse Whisperer. While the Smoke Jumper story was good, it could have been separated into more than one novel. The beginning follows a young girl called Skye, and if you didn't read the blurb on the cover, it would seem that it is her story, but she's only part of it. I was disappointed that the Smoke Jumper veered off to Ed and Julia and later bringing in Connor without developing Sky's story more as I felt she was the more interesting character. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for a story that skipped around continents - as with most reads, it's all about timing.

3 comments:

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for the info on this book, Ann. I'd not heard of it. Thanks also for stopping by my blog and commenting. Have a great week!

Helen Ginger said...

I hadn't heard of this book before stopping by here. I'm glad I read your post. Like you, I would have been disappointed and probably would have felt a tad blind-sided.

La Dolce Vita with LeAnn said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your thoughtful comment about the Christmas Shoes song. It is a very tender song. Love your site and because I belong to a dedicated book club I would love to read some of your Cozy Mysteries! Best wish and Blessings for a lovely Holiday Season!