Sunday, April 3, 2011

Blue by Lou Aronica

Becky and her father Chris created a magical land, Tamarisk, when Becky was five and fighting leukemia.  Now she is fourteen and the close relationship she had with Chis has disappeared along with thoughts of magic.  Chris and Polly, Becky's parents, couldn't take the strain of her illness and ended up divorcing when she was ten.  Now they are in a strained relationship and with limited time together, Chris and Becky can't find their way to the easy trust they had in each other.

But all of that is about to change.  Becky discovers one night that Tamarisk was not just a fantasy; it is a place that really exists.  Somehow she is transported there.  The land needs her; it is in crisis.  A terrible blight has attacked the plants there, and without vegetation, animals and humans cannot survive.  Becky feels that there is a reason she has been brought to this land created in her imagination, and after returning there multiple times, even finds a way to transport Chris with her.  As Chris and Becky fight to save Tamarisk, they also find their way back to each other, and learn to love so much that no sacrifice is too great to make.

Lou Aronica has created a magical fantasy that is guaranteed to touch the hearts of every reader.  He taps into the love between parents and children, and into the belief in magic that touches each and every person, stirring their imagination and making their life more real.  This book is recommended for readers ready for inspiration and hope.

Quick update:  Blue can currently be purchased in e-book format for $2.99 as it's price has been reduced.  Readers may want to take advantage of this offer.

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