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The Widow's Walk #2020

The Widow s Walk In the spirit of The Notebook and The Time Traveller s Wife comes Robert Barclay s haunting and romantic novel of passion destiny loss and an eternal love that will bring two people together across

  • Title: The Widow's Walk
  • Author: Robert Barclay
  • ISBN: 9780062218803
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Widow's Walk By Robert Barclay, In the spirit of The Notebook and The Time Traveller s Wife comes Robert Barclay s haunting and romantic novel of passion, destiny, loss and an eternal love that will bring two people together across timeHis name was Garrett Richmond and he had always wanted to live by the ocean So when the opportunity to buy and renovate the old home known as Seaside arrived, he leapt atIn the spirit of The Notebook and The Time Traveller s Wife comes Robert Barclay s haunting and romantic novel of passion, destiny, loss and an eternal love that will bring two people together across timeHis name was Garrett Richmond and he had always wanted to live by the ocean So when the opportunity to buy and renovate the old home known as Seaside arrived, he leapt at the chance Never mind that his friends and family thought he was crazy, he knew he could return this lonely mansion, worn by time, wind, and neglect, to its former beauty But Seaside was than just a project it was spot that had called to him his entire life.And then one night he saw her.Her name is Constance Elizabeth Canfield and she tells him Seaside has been her home for over 150 years But Constance is no ghost rather, she claims that she has been somehow magically trapped between this life and the next At first, Garrett can t believe her crazy story the woman had to be lying And yet, there was something about Constance that was from another timeSoon this mysterious woman, and flesh and blood man share a closeness they cannot deny But just as their love begins to bloom, Constance s presence starts mysteriously fading away, soon to be gone forever Is their love doomed or is it strong enough to transcend time, and even death itself

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    1. I guessed the ending of the book 100 pages in I was right Seriously, go look at my status updates if you want to know the ending That made the resolution a lot less exciting, and I found myself skimming through quite a bit of the paragraphs through the last third of the book But honestly I didn t miss anything Literally every other paragraph went something like this Again Garrett realized Garrett realizes everything he never seems to come across anything by just thinking about it, but suddenly r [...]

    2. One the one hand, I liked this book Innovative story line The architect s friends added some nice background vibrancy to the novel However, as I was reading I had a hard time with the obvious thread of sexism spun through this book The premise alone should have clued me in man longs for simpler time Yeah, the simpler time when women did not question their place The book is peppered with references to taking the woman There was this passage where the female character pondered the freedoms that wo [...]

    3. The focal point of this story is Seaside the house serves as the catalyst of the interaction between Constance and Garrett Seaside is vividly described, partly due to the fact Garrett is an architect restoring Seaside to its old glory If you enjoy architecture you ll find this aspect attractive The reader becomes familiar with both exterior and interior of the house, you ll think of it as your second home The plot certainly wasn t original, it s been repeated a number of times, however, I was cu [...]

    4. I m still not entirely sure what compelled me to actually finish this book The characters were basically stock in some cases, calling them two dimensional would be a stretch , the writing was a cross between elementary and sophomoric how many times can we use the phrase 17 decades or over 170 years andra mortis Seriously , and the lack of development made the whole thing, well, cheesy.I started reading this book because it smacked of Bid Time Return by Richard Matheson, which was engrossing, but [...]

    5. I read this book in two days It was an easy, enjoyable read with a great story line that was pretty believable in its mystical way I look forward to reading the author s other books.

    6. It is sometimes said that a select few hear the call of the past in the songs of old and in the works of art that decorate museum walls They are a people that respect the legends of past generations that help create an architecture of both brick and bone This book is about one such person that both loves and respects the past He is a man named Garrett Richmond and he has decided that he will restore a dying historical landmark called Seaside Not knowing why he wishes to possess such as place, he [...]

    7. Constance Crawford and her whaler captain husband Adam live in a beautiful ocean front home in New Bedford, MA in 1840 Seaside is a beautiful home but a lonely one for Constance as Adam is away for up to two years at a time on whaling expeditions They are childless while Adam is away she works as a midwife and helps escaped slaves by providing a station on the Underground Railway As Adam s journey nears its end, Constance goes regularly to the widow s walk at the top of Seaside to wait for him O [...]

    8. Set in New Bedford, Massachusetts in the mid 19th century and the present day, Robert Barclay s third book involves Constance Canfield, a young woman caught between life and death, and the only man in existence who can save her His name is Garrett Richmond, and he is the sensitive architect who purchases the beautiful seaside home Constance once inhabited, so that he may renovate the place What Garrett does not know is that 170 years earlier Constance whom only he perceives fell from the widow s [...]

    9. Somehow, while I knew this story has been told a million times, I thought there was a glimmer of hope that it would ride to the top This was certianly not the case I read it rather quickly because to be honest I skimmed through a lot of it I hate to do that With such weak charactors and plot, it was the only way I could make it through to the end If I paid attention, I would have remembered that I have attempted to read Mr Barclay before.I am so sorry I was given the book for an honest review.

    10. Garbage Everything from the writing style to the story line was contrived, flat, and forced I can think of only 2 3 books I have never been able to finish I give this one star because I worked so hard to plow through it.

    11. I was in the mood for a light read with a slight supernatural element, and by and large Mr Barclay delivers although his storytelling style leans pretty heavily on telling Garrett could see that the young man was nervous , rather than showing Still, I was able to set that aside and enjoy the story I only had two real quibbles in the end, which I ll share below SPOILER ALERTFirst, the mora mortis the phenomenon which trapped Constance between life and death for 170 years until Garrett could find [...]

    12. This was a book that I picked up as a trade paperback that sounded decent As in, I went to a physical book store and paid actual money for this That s rare beyond anything these days, because most of my books come through the library It sat in my car as an emergency book for about a year Today, without my phone, I finally had a reason to put it to use I wanted to like it, which I suppose is a dumb thing to say, because who doesn t want to like a book I especially found myself wanting to give it [...]

    13. I cannot believed this writer has a career AS a writer Widow s Walk has horrendous dialogue, the story is very contrived, and the author has no skill whatsoever in weaving a tale or building a scene The editor of this book and the publishing house should be ashamed of themselves for publishing a writer who cannot write his way out of a paper bag This book reads like the worst of a self published title by a wannabe writer who needs to take several college level fiction writing classes from quali [...]

    14. This book started out really good but by halfway it was just okay and I just wanted to finish it I didn t like hocus pocus metaphysical aspect the story took about 3 4 through Constance and Garrett were okay characters but the writing became very awkward At times Constance journey was described as 170 years and other times it was seventeen decades or 17 decades At times it was stated that several weeks or months went by but then a couple lines later it was only a couple of days or weeks I just d [...]

    15. I enjoyed the premise behind this, and I loved the setting of the old seaside mansion However, the writing quality was lacking SO badly Whole pages were dedicated to repeating the same thing over and over again usually, internal debate monologue between the two characters , and the story was a bit goofy Eh It was good for what it was I enjoyed the first half way better than the actual meat of the story in the second half, though.

    16. The Widow s Walk is a beautiful and unusual love story, and I would highly recommend it From beginning to end, I was involved in the story If a book doesn t interest me by the first chapter or no later than the third, I may not finish it Mr Barclay had me in the Prologue I was there with the characters I am not going to say too much because I enjoyed it by not knowing what it was about.

    17. I enjoyed this simple read I really thought the subject matter was interesting A book with mystery, time travel, and a love story to boot The middle of the book slowed for me, but I continued with it By far the best part of the book is the last several chapters It is a quick read and has a nice love story and twist at the end If you have time on your hands it is worth the read.

    18. Not for everyone A lot of metaphysical ideas brought out which wouldn t be my usual choice The promo talks about the Time Traveler s wife and it felt a little similar to that to me The plot kept me involved but thinking back over it, I am feeling so so about it.

    19. This book kept me reading because of the mystery The characters were somewhat interesting, but the outcome of their predicament was too predictable However, I admire the author for the way he thought up the story.

    20. Had a lot of things I could love old houses, the sea and a ghost But about midway I begin to loss interest Not a big fan of time travel.

    21. A ghost love story with a premise I never figured out how could you although I did guess right about one part It was a quick read, and would be a great beach book.

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