Thursday, July 8, 2010
She doesn't remember who she is or how she came to the mansion on the isolated Maine coast. Lost in a strange world filled with even stranger faces, Selena (a name given to her since she didn't know her own) finds comfort in a man whose eyes reflect her own aloneness.
He is Ian Carrick, a brilliant physician turned recluse, hiding from life in the anonymity of this small sanctuary, haunted by a telepathic gift that has destroyed his desire to heal.
Selena comes to him, the only person he's ever met who is immune to his psychic powers. A mesmerizing innocent, she turns his life upside down, bringing light into the darkness and laughter into the silence. For her, he begins to believe in life again, to believe in himself. And then a mysterious figure from the past arrives, threatening to destroy their glorious love and the fantasy world they have created together.
I found this book a little difficult to get into in the beginning. It has a darker side to it (in my opinion) because it discusses the people that were hidden from society because of their life challenges. Ian travels around putting up signs and asking people if they know this stranger. Once he gets home he falls more in love and is sorry that he ever put up the flyers. The husband that shows up to get her is another shocker and the lifestyle they were living could have been expanded upon more. The plot comes down to 'love conquers all' when Ian makes a sacrifice for Selena, Selena makes a sacrifice for her husband and then the husband makes a sacrifice for Ian and Selena. Not one of her better books, but still worth the read.