Christmas at Buchannan's
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All in all, life wants to show here that sometimes things just happen…
Angels playing in the snow
A narration is led in the third person. This manipulation of text was just perfect. A potential reader gets to know about everyone's feelings, thoughts, stories. It provides us with an ideal feedback for the whole story. What is more, "Angels in the Snow" has been divided by Sarah into two parts named after twin brothers, who are, let's face the truth, main characters. Daniel and Patrick Buchannan do look alike but that's where the similarities end. Alt-hough I am not an English native speaker, I had no difficulties connected with reading this particular book. The language is rich and beautifully describes each situation, yet it was a relax for me to go through it ' not a night spent over a dictionary.
Each part of the book brings a new personage in. So we have caring, pretty Stella, arrogant and astonishing Daniel, down-to-earth but charming Patrick, amusing Alfie and Possy ' Patrick's children, heart-warming as well as talkative Hayley, a sympathetic taxi driver Jack who knows about the knickers' Well, that would be enough of this. Summing up, I love how the author coped with presenting characters, let alone creating their personalities in such a sophisticated manner. You can't help but love them all! Including a parturient midwife yelling at her husband who, accidentally, happens to be an obstetrician. Pure embroilment, fortuity and fate.
I hate those moments when I should explain what happens in the book. Why can I do this in a review? If someone is about to read something, telling him everything about the plot is just ridiculous. Most often I just do with encouraging by presenting the very beginnings...
Daniel's case is a tough one really. He broke off his proposal to the woman he loves just be-cause he thought that he couldn't be what she needs, while Stella wanted nothing but him. Two years after the horrible and, not surprisingly, memorable Christmas Eve a midwife is back in town. With a plan, of course. All in all, life wants to show here that sometimes things just happen'
Patrick has a parted family. His ex-wife left him on Christmas Eve ' because he wasn't the husband she really wanted. That is an awful irony, isn't it? As if that was not enough, her decision broke more than one heart. Children felt guilty, Daniel funked. Every single thing that year went wrong. Eventually, Patrick makes a great father. But maybe it is time for him to let somebody into his heart? Will Chicago be the place to find a smile he falls for?
"Angels in the Snow" taught me about one important thing. Okay, maybe more than one. You never know. You can't plan. You should do your best. And you should never, ever let go a Buchannan man. They're goldies.
So why not spend a Christmas evening with them?
Karolina Kaim, Entertainment Columnist: Journalist, writer, reviewer... but most of all, a dreamer. Young, inspired, ambitious, yet only with coffee by my side every morning. I am also a hopeless dreamer and sometimes I do the bitching thing. Oh well, more often than sometimes. I don't chime in, I set my own rules. (more...)