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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.


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...

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