Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Review: The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope

The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope
by Rhonda Riley

Publisher: Ecco 
Pages: 432 
Format: book 
Buy the Book: Amazon  

Goodreads:  During WWII, teenager Evelyn Roe is sent to manage the family farm in rural North Carolina, where she finds what she takes to be a badly burned soldier on their property. She rescues him, and it quickly becomes clear he is not a man . . . and not one of us.  The rescued body recovers at an unnatural speed, and just as fast, Evelyn and Adam fell deeply in love.  

Kritters Thoughts:  An interesting combination of historical fiction and a little bit of sci-fi which took me out of my comfort zone, but I definitely enjoyed the gentle nudge.  Set during WWII and ending in the 1970s, this book takes the reader on a tour of history through the eyes of one family as they live with an extraordinary secret.  

Evelyn Roe meets a man, but maybe not in the most conventional way, but together they raise a family of girls to become successful women.  I definitely fell in love with Evelyn from the beginning and couldn't wait to read how Adam was going to appear in her life and how they would create a family of girls.  Although Adam wasn't the most usual character, it was still easy to fall in love with him and care about him.  I couldn't wait to find out how he would affect the family they would raise and the future of their girls.  

I am not usually the biggest fan of other worldly mixed with history, but it was enough to enjoy, but not too far out there!   

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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1 comment :

  1. This doesn't sound like my normal fare either but I'm intrigued ... what an unusual premise!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.


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