Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Assignment - New Review

I have to admit that I'm a romance lover. I believe in the idea of soul mates and true love and any book that has this topic is for me :)
Today I bring a book that has all that and more, because for me all book are about love, not only between two persons but also between someone and a place, an ideal or anything else. Love is everything :)
So here's today review...

The Assignment by Geraldine Solon.

American travel journalist Sophie Matthews is searching for that elusive place called home. Working for Constar Communications has allowed her to see the world and experience different cultures, but the nomadic lifestyle has not enabled her to have much of a personal life. As she approaches her fortieth birthday, Sophie’s priorities shift and she decides to quit her job to pursue a different dream—meeting a man, settling down, and starting a family. Her boss, Greg Sullivan, has one request—that Sophie complete her last assignment featuring the life of artist/writer Marina Suarez.

During World War II, Marina’s entire village was captured by Japanese soldiers leaving Marina as the sole survivor. How she was able to survive the slaughter of her village and family remains a mystery. Sophie is intrigued by the assignment, but hesitant to return to the Philippines, which left her with a broken heart ten years ago at the hands of Eric Santiago, the only man she has ever loved. As fate would have it, Sophie soon finds herself in the busy streets of Manila and crosses paths with Eric Santiago once again. As Sophie tries to unravel the mystery of Marina’s life, she learns that Eric is the only one who can help her put the pieces together. But when she discovers Marina’s deep, dark secret, little does Sophie know that it will change her life forever.

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Do you believe in second chances? Do you believe in forgiveness? What about Love?

The Assignment is one of those books that grab you from the start. With a beautiful cover that really catches the eye and makes you want more about the story this is a book for all the romance lovers.

Geraldine introduces us to Sophie’s life, a journalist in her last assignment. Before retiring from her job her boss send her to the Philippines. A place where she has been before 10 years ago. Afraid of returning to the place where she found love but also where her heart broke, she decided to give it a chance.

This is a story about forgive the past and those you love. Sophie has to learn that there’s always more than once side of the story and you have to dig to know the whole truth. You shouldn’t just get mad and runaway -you need to give people a chance to explain their actions and decisions.

The story unfolds at two different moments and one of those is before and during the World War II. I can’t imagine how hard must be write about a time of suffering and lost, however, Geraldine makes a wonderful transmitting all the feelings and creating a place that feels real and so close. The past touches the lives of the characters in their present time (during the ‘80s) and it faces them to secrets, forbidden love and tragedy.

The Assignment has two strong women who had a rough life but overcoming everything that life got in their way ended up being an inspiration and two amazing humans being. There’s also a strong male character in the skin of Eric, a handsome, honest man. All of them are the perfect cast for a great love story.

Overall is a beautiful book, with great characters, lovely setting and a writing that really touches your heart allowing you to feel close to the country and the characters. 

1 comment:

  1. Some how I don't think the cover of the book fits its content!
    I mean, I thought this would like a kind of paranormal read. Also, I don't quite know why but just by looking at the title and the cover I thought of Grave Mercy :-)


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