Good morning friends. Recently I finished reading this incredible hot selling book that I have to share – “Sandcastles” by Suzie Carr. If you haven’t read this book, stay tuned. This is a story that will win your heart.
“The secret to enjoying a beautiful life lies not in the strength of saving it, but solely in the magic of building it.”
Suzie Carr – Sandcastles
This tells the story about two dynamic women from opposite ends of the spectrum. The first one is Lia, a strong willed and ambitious independent, businesswoman. On the surface she appears to be very desirable. Her own company is successful and obstacles never seem to deter her mission.
I applaud the author for making her so independent because many traditional “Romance” stories portray one weaker than the other – where one can’t function without the other – and need someone to save them. Not Lia. She takes the bull by the horns and is very much a “do-it-yourselfer”.
The other woman, Willow, is a shy, but assertive woman who meets up with Lia. Willow is an old soul who is very spiritual and speaks the truth. She works as a yoga instructor, a job she really loves. In addition – her psychic gifts, allow Willow the opportunity to help others in a professional setting.
Willow’s calm and caring demeanor, made me really appreciate everything she did. Growing up in a strict conservative household, Willow was forced into a religion that didn’t fit her. Many times she felt stifled. To top it off, where she lives, psychic abilities carry a stigma and many people fear her; she’s been ridiculed and ostracized. LIfe’s challenges have forced her to come to terms with certain things, and more importantly realize that she is more than she thinks she is. Suzie Carr has a special way of creating characters whom you can easily fall in love with. This one truly captured me in a special way.
In Willow’s corner is Yvonne, her aunt’s partner, who I really admire. Yvonne views the world in a positive way and believes in reaffirming hope, love and growth by practicing affirmations. Her words of wisdom are, “Follow your dreams.” Yvonne and Willow have a strong bond that is evident throughout the story.
Here is an excerpt from “Sandcastles” that I really like:
“Her challenging gaze and teasing question stirred me in a strange, unsettling way. It tickled the dormant parts of me, somehow reaching down into my soul and bringing me out of the depths of a sensual hibernation I didn’t realize I had even entered.”
The author’s descriptions of character traits and relationships are crystal clear and the story easily captures and keeps your attention throughout. Suzie inspires us with wisdom and humor alike. Her storytelling is remarkable and connects the reader to the characters – as well as to herself. If you haven’t read any of Suzie’s books, get started right away! I highly recommend “Sandcastles”, especially if you’re in the mood to be drawn toward the private beach of your own imagination. Five Stars!
You can also see my Suzie Carr interview, where we discover more about this super-smart and creative writer.
In this inspiring video, Suzie speaks about her insights.
Until Next Time,
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