Road to Paradise - Paullina Simons

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Darkginger

Road to Paradise - Paullina Simons

This was recommended to me by another Delia forum member - and it was a pleasure to read from beginning to end. It's a 'road trip' novel with a difference - things go wrong, lives are changed, and innocence is lost. There's some 'adult' language and themes, so not for those of a delicate disposition, but please don't let that put you off.

If you lived through the 70s, you'll recognise and remember most of the musical references, which help to give the story a sense of time and place - I'm more or less a contemporary of the protagonist, and it took me back to my late teens and all the angst that accompanied them!

The setting is the USA - from New York to California, and many points in between (the journey is not a straight line from one end to the other - far from it!), and the main characters are girls in their late teens.

This book will stay with me for a while - I found it hard to put down, and am about to go see what else the author has written. She has a way of making the characters and settings leap off the page - very immersive writing, and highly recommended!

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SonyaK

Road to Paradise - Paullina Simons

I read The Bronze Horseman by PS a long time ago and really didn't like it. Not well written, very repetitive and romantic and not at all believable. Needed a good editor!
I know it was very popular, so I'm in the minority here.

I've avoided her multitude of books ever since!!
Maybe a book set in the 70's would be more interesting - I might give it a go when I've finished my current books:)

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DaffodilGirl

Road to Paradise

Sounds interesting DG, I just looked at the summary. I must read it but first have to check do I already have it! I have a Paulina Simons in the unread pile of books - it could well be that one! Bought over a year ago which is why I can't remember.
I need to slow down on the buying to allow the reading to catch up!

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SusanM

Bronze Horseman

Oh I enjoyed that book very much and have read all the rest in the series. Actually have read all of Paullina's books as she is an author I enjoy .

 
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