Friday, May 15, 2009

Woman of a Thousand Secrets; Barbara Wood

Woman of a Thousand Secrets is the tale of Tonina, an adopted island girl, trying to find her destiny. Put upon the ocean as a babe, she was guided to Pearl Island by dolphins. Her adoptive parents know as she grows older she will need to be sent back to Mainland to find her own people. While on Mainland, her story entertwines with Kaan, a hero ballplayer, and they make their way through what is now known as South America. Growing in their feelings for the other, each must make a decision that could impact the rest of their lives.

This book actually took me two days to finish, and that's saying something. The writing was evocative and Wood did well in fleshing out her story. I would recommend this book based on its historical content and because Wood was able to keep the varied storylines threaded together in an interesting way.

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