Friday, June 04, 2010
Like in all friendships there is anger, misunderstandings, laughter, tears and the revealing of secrets. Behind all of these emotions is a "healing" of body and mind. The first person to mention a "healing" is Roy Rogers, a man who meets each woman at the airport. Who is Roy Rogers? I have my idea. You might have a different idea. I'll say he is an ethereal person.
While there are many emotional hurricanes going on in "Hurricanes in Paradise" by Denise Hildreth, there is laughter too. Winnie, the oldest one of the bunch, made me fall out laughing. From her swimming suit to a gown she is always wearing bright, earth shattering sequins. I especially loved the part where the ladies go out to swim with the dolphins. The dolphins only add to the beauty of the islands. These whistling giants also help us know another bit of Tamyra's history.
I've tried to pick my favorite character. It is impossible. I cried for each of these women. I grew angry with these women when they met jealousy with a face. I swooned with these women when good looking Christian came along. I breathed a sigh of relief when one mother came to the islands to hold her daughter's hand. I doubled over crying when one woman dropped to her knees after her fears came true.
In books some characters are forgettable. Other characters stay with you forever. These characters will live with me through each stormy day and on the sunny days too because there is always an end to a storm.