Thursday, April 8, 2010

(63) The Walk by Richard Paul Evans

Being the avid reader and fierce Christmas Season lover that I am you may be surprised to learn that The Walk was the first book I have read by Richard Paul Evans. You know what, I really liked it.

I would compare the story to something Nicholas Sparks might write, but not quite so sappy and with a bit (not excessively) of a religious twist. But not so much that it makes you want to gag or roll your eyes. How is that for a glowing recommendation. *grin* Seriously, though, it was a well written story told from the heart.

Alan is on top of the world. He owns his own ad agency in Seattle, he is married to his beautiful childhood sweetheart, and he lives in a house that fairy tales are made of. Until one fateful day it all comes crashing down around him. He has nothing and the only thing he has left to do is live. But even that simple directive is not as easy as it sounds when you have lost everything.

I really, really enjoyed The Walk. It is most obviously only the first in a series, but I look forward to seeing how Alan's story will turn out.


Why I Read...

I remember the carefree summer days when I used to ride my bike to the public library to pick out new books. I would go almost daily to find books to read. I read to learn. I read to explore the world. I read to escape. I read because not reading is not an option.

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