Monday, September 22, 2014

The Secret of Raven Point

I know I'm not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I will tell you that as soon as I saw the cover on Amazon, I added The Secret of Raven Point by Jennifer Vanderbees to the list of books I wanted to read.

Then, to add to my desire to read this book was my friend, Kristin's glowing recommendation.  

I started The Secret of Raven Point on my iPad, using my kindle app during our all day in-service on Friday night.  By Saturday afternoon as we sat at a friend's house watching a football game (and a good game at that), I was trying to find any reason to sneak my iPad out and continue reading.

Juliet Dufresne and her brother, Tuck, have had a sheltered life in South Carolina until World War II breaks out. Her brother decides to enlist, and after he is MIA, Juliet goes overseas to work as a Red Cross nurse. Although her goal is to find someone who knew her brother, and therefore give some closure to what happened to Tuck, Juliet is also finding herself a bit as well- growing up quickly as she cares for the wounded and dying.

The mystery of what became of Tuck takes a few twists and turns, which created a bit of suspense as I read. Vanderbees resolution is satisfying, although not what I expected.

I still have an earlier novel, Strangers at the Feast, by Vanderbees that I am excited to dig into after reading The Secret of Raven Point.

1 comment:

Ti said...

I adored Strangers at the Feast. You must read that one around Thanksgiving.

I read Raven and thought it was good, but it seemed like I had missed something. I thought... and you can correct me if you want, but I thought that maybe the other characters were hinting that Tuck was gay. Thoughts? It's been awhile since I've read it.