Tuesday, 31 January 2012

To Urn Her Love- Review by Andrea

Author: Elaina Lee

Published by Astraea Press

To Urn Her love is a story about finding love in strange places.  When Caylie Abrams' little brother decides to help her out by stealing a weird looking vase to sell, he places his sister in a predicament she never could have dreamed of. 

Rick Marshall was her fantasy, the ultimate one that got away.  Her humiliation over his rejection so many years ago has lessened, but never fully healed.  Now that they have been thrown together by circumstances that nobody could have predicted, can they make their past wrong right?

I'm not usually a fan of shorter works.  I find that the shorter length usually either doesn't allow enough detail for me to be interested, or is a frustratingly brief start to a story that could have been better told in a full length novel. 

Not so for To Urn Her Love.  From page one, I was captivated by the characters that Elaina Lee has woven with so much detail they could leap off the page.  The story unfolds with the right amount of back story to keep it interesting and let us know the characters, yet still gains momentum towards the major plot in a satisfying manner.

There are dashes of wry humour throughout, which made me laugh and enjoy the story more than if it had been a more serious tale - which; given the object around which the story centres, it could have easily been.

The central character, Caylie is at some points heartbreakingly real.  Saddled with far too many responsibilities, she took me on a journey that, although brief was satisfying and left a smile on my face.  I'd recommend it for anyone wanting a lighthearted, fun read, and hope to see more from Elaina Lee in the future.

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