Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Oct 9 books read

The Prodigal by Michael Hurley
I wanted to read this book because it's the story of a boat from very long ago and the front cover looks fabulous. The story line I knew it would keep my interest.
Story starts out with a lawyer Aidan Sharpe and he's a lawyer but on the outer banks island for a few days. Just drifting around drinking and with his law buddies.
Upon returning to the mainland and work they discover they are to be in court for a major trial but things don't quite go as planned and we find Aidan back on the island indefinitely. He is able to live with Father Marcus and work around the island doing odd jobs. He and others land a job doing carpentry work at the boatyard til
a fight breaks out and they get banned. Lots of love scenes and the lure of the island life is abundant.
Loved the boat racing and all the nautical terms as I live close by to Narragansett Bay and am very familiar with the America's cup and Newport to Bermuda races. Lots of action and adventure-the kind I'd expect off the shores of the outer banks.
Felt at peace while reading this story and you wonder if they do find their paradise...Loved knowing that the work the author has done is put into his novel-it's all firsthand knowledge. Loved hearing all about the technical side and what comes into play to make it all work.
I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

Mina said...

WOW! This book drew my attention when it came out. Now I'll read it for sure. Thank you for sharing a review!