I have a problem with love interests that are mere figureheads. I'm not that gullible. I want interaction. I want conversation. Simply put, I want a reason why she loves him. A rigid, commanding stature and brooding eyes is not enough! You hear that, people? Not enough!!
Now that I have got that on the table, let me tell you about "Dolphin Summer".
is a boat. Our heroine,(darn! What's her name?) Annabel is invited to
come aboard as companion to a dying invalid named Melloney.(I take it
that the author meant Melanie not mel-o-ney rhyming with bologna, still I
called her Mell-o-ney bologna a few times in the course of reading)
Once aboard, strange things start happening, people die in various ways
until you wonder if there will be anyone left to choose between by the
end and yet...and yet...I never really felt worried. Either the
suspense wasn't great enough or I just didn't care enough, one way or
another I wasn't feeling it like I should. This wasn't Carola
Salisbury's finest hour.
I would put it on a par with a fairly
tame Victoria Holt. Good for a rainy afternoon but not one I would look
to reread any time soon. Still, I love Carola Salisbury and will
definitely pick up another one of hers no question about it.
PROFANITY: None that I remember
VIOLENCE: A few people die but nothing gruesome
PARANORMAL ELEMENTS: None
MY RATING: G