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Can I please go to Casa del Mar Azul? A particularly welcome read when my province is in lockdown! It was a well-written and wonderful journey around the globe with the main character as he finds his place in life. The beautiful descriptions left me longing to be drinking margaritas at Pablo’s, listening to good music with the surf crashing in the background. Now, to dive into the next book to hopefully find out more about the mysterious Sandra!
Billed as “women’s fiction” but enjoyable by anyone who appreciates a story about people who struggle with disruptive events in their lives, looking for balance and meaning. Written from the male point of view, Pablo’s life struggles guide him to his own balance in an unexpected place. The setting is obviously one that Theresa, the author, knows well and took me back to my own experiences in that beautiful part of the world on the shores of the Sea of Cortez. She writes in a fluid style that makes for an effortless read, moving the story ahead compelling the reader onward, seeking answers. At the end of this tale we are left at an edge with a view of an exciting vista of possibilities. So, onward to the next book.
I binge-read this book on a very cold Saturday. Didn’t intend to, but when I got to the end of each chapter, I found myself wondering what would happen next. I like the characters—real people making their way through life’s unexpected turns. The writing has enough detail to be interesting without getting lost in itself, and I’m hoping the author will soon be writing a novella about Mark!author paints beautiful vistas with her words that left me dreaming of a beach holiday. I appreciated her thoughtful observations about life, love and living with loss. The characters are quirky and interesting, with plenty of dry humour sprinkled among the pages. I enjoyed this novel very much and I look forward to reading more from this author.“
I loved Becoming Pablo. I read the book to which it is a prequel to, opened it with great anticipation, and was not disappointed. However, this novella is a most complete story in itself so reading House of the Blue Sea is not necessary, but I can safely say if you start reading this author you will want to get your hands on anything else she’s written. She delves deeply into the hearts and minds of her characters weaving their stories with a writing style that keeps the pages turning long after the light should have been turned out. Vivid landscape descriptions transport the reader around the world. A very welcoming escape from our current state of limited movement. Read this book…
Not what I usually read, but my tastes may be changing after reading this wonderful story. The setting is beautiful and reminds me so much of the good times holidaying in this part of the world. Engaging story from the perspective of Pablo from Teresa’s other book “House of the Blue Sea”. You too can escape from the winter as I did wherever you are and spend a delightful time with Teresa’s characters and their lives.