Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Books: The Sunflower

The Sunflower
Richard Paul Evans
Audio Book read by Campbell Scott
Copyright 2005
6.5 hours

I don't know what is wrong with me lately. I seem to be reading and listening to syrupy and sappy books these days.

Must be something in the air.

Anyway, this book brings together two people who have not had easy lives. Paul is a doctor who had a very bad emergency room experience, so bad that he fled to Peru. There he ended up running an orphanage called the Sunflower.

Christine was jilted by her fiance a few days before the wedding she'd dreamed of since she was a little girl. Her friend Jessica insists they go to Peru to get away from it all.

Christine and Paul meet, sparks fly, they separate, get back together, separate again. Typical romance-type stuff.

I had a difficult time getting into the book at the beginning but after a while I settled into it. Not a bad book if you like this kind of thing.


  1. Hmmm. I just finished one last night about 9/11. I still think it's too soon to read fiction about that dreadful day. With that said, I haven't the slightest idea what made me buy the book. It's by Karen Kingsbury and the title is, One Tuesday Morning. I came away from it feeling blah.

  2. I keep crying at the end of books that aren't supposed to be sappy or syrupy. I think I just feel like crying a little. In a good way.

    Now I need a good tear-jerker of a movie.


  3. I never saw it but it reminds me of A Star is Born with Streisand. That was a tearjerker too.


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