Thoughts on Lammas.
Review of The Colors Of Blue by Lance McCulloch.
Sara Field has a unique gift, she sees colours. How I understood the colours that Sara saw was like an aura around the people and objects she saw them around.
Sara starts off the story living with Greg, who is a successful business executive. Despite feeling the loss of her parents and all but losing her ability to see the colours, Sara feels she has a happy life working as a teacher and living with Greg. But Greg betrays her by cheating on her, and she loses her beloved job.
Just as she’s starting to put her life back together an invite to the Tres Piedras Ranch in Colorado arrives. Her sister’s future father-in-law has invited the bridal party to the ranch for a get together before the wedding. Sara finds out that Greg is also going to be at the ranch as he is very close to the groom’s father. She decides to stay for the sake of her sister, determined not to let Greg ruin anymore of her life.
At the ranch Sara meets Rick. The two share a connection that is beautiful and heart-warming, but Rick has his own grief to deal with. Can the two of them move past their issues and find happiness? Will Greg or the manipulative Kelly get in their way?
The story is heart-warming and captivating. Sara is a gentle woman and I warmed to her immediately. Greg irritated me beyond belief, as did a couple of the other characters. Rick’s pain and grief were obvious as soon as we were introduced to him. I found that this made me want everything to go their way and also drew me into the story all the more.
The writer describes the ranch and the surrounding area in such detail that the reader is left with captivating images in their mind. Each sentence entices you into the story and you find yourself lost in the world of the author’s making.
A gentle love story that has the right combination of sweet moments and angst to keep you captivated until the end.