Official Review: The Ripples Spread by Fay Spurgin

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Official Review: The Ripples Spread by Fay Spurgin

Post by 420waystoreachthesun » 07 Jul 2018, 03:00

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Ripples Spread" by Fay Spurgin.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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could be the fish
disturbed in the pond
making the ripples

could be the wind
passing by
or could be the
leaf fallen from
high the tree

or could be the rain
from the skies
or could be the pebble
thrown by that boy

or could simply
be the ripples of my mind
still unable
to forget you

- Suki Nakamura


The Ripples Spread by Fay Spurgin is a work of romance that begins with this beautiful poem and hence brings the reader into the realm of Rob Trenton, the owner of Trenton Industry, who also happens to have a successful mining equipment enterprise. However, he “was not content, he wanted more from life’. Meanwhile, his wife Amanda was a paraplegic due to a horrific car accident. Amanda consistently strives to move on with her life and goes on to become a “thriving businesswoman”. However, tragedy strikes, and she is left deeply shocked. Certain events push their lives into unexpected directions. What will come of their lives in the face of such ordeals?

In my opinion, The Ripples Spread was quite an aesthetic read. The narrative was very well-wrought and the author had a lot to say about life and its complexities. The thematic coherence of the book as well as the tragic elements that were interspersed within the beautiful narrative made reading it a cathartic experience. To any reader, this is the kind of book that will not only introduce a story or characters, but another world.

The plot of the book was quite intriguing. Even though it is at times fragmented, it is overall stunning, and it makes the book an irresistible read. This is the kind of plot that is so unpredictable that the reader will be hooked on until the very end just to know what happens at the next step. I felt that it was a very challenging plot and romantic at the same time.

The characters in this book were enigmatic, and I must say that I haven’t seen such strong characterisation in any book in quite a while. Each character was weighed down by a dark shade of the past, and each character had something to say. I feel that these characters were well rounded, and none of that was a flattened or stereotypical character.

I also loved the writing style of the author. There is a subtle eloquence in the way the narrative has been woven together. For all of these reasons, I give the book 4 out of 4 stars. I strongly urge romance lovers to read this book.

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Post by kandscreeley » 09 Jul 2018, 08:02

Wow, your summary makes me want to read the book already. I wonder what happened that has left them so shocked? I'm glad you enjoyed this one so much. Thanks for the review.
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Post by gen_g » 09 Jul 2018, 09:25

Thank you for the amazing review! It seems like an interesting read, and I like that the author's writing is beautiful - it always makes me sigh in appreciation.

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Post by StarkidStarling » 09 Jul 2018, 09:47

That was a solid review. I love strong characters, nothing makes a book more forgettable than boring ones. I'm definitely going to add this to my To Read list.

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Post by bookierme » 09 Jul 2018, 09:53

I am intrigued by both the title and the cover of this book; kudos to the author with regards to that. Your review highlights some bits of the book that I also find intriguing. I would definitely like to read this one. Well done on a great review.

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Post by Julie Green » 09 Jul 2018, 12:56

Your review is very eloquent and feels appropriate given the style of the book, as you describe it. Intriguing is indeed the word that comes to mind.

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Post by Dahmy 10 » 09 Jul 2018, 13:18

This review is very expository, I have learnt of why this book deserves my attention. I should as well give it... I love romance with great plots!!!

Thank you so much..

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Post by Cecilia_L » 09 Jul 2018, 13:20

Your review was quite engaging. I am really interested to see how the plot will evolve in what sounds to be a unique narrative.

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Post by Lunastella » 09 Jul 2018, 16:50

This book sounds so unique, engaging, lyrical and human at the same time. And it´s clear that you really enjoyed it, which always makes me happy and makes me want to give the book a try.
Thanks for a very authentic review.

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Post by crediblereading2 » 09 Jul 2018, 21:50

Thank you for such a superb review. I must say that the title, the poem and the plot of this book are very intriguing. I hope to read this one in the future.

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Post by kdstrack » 11 Jul 2018, 19:47

Your review makes me want to read this book! Sounds very intriguing and full of suspense. Nice job!

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Post by Amy+++ » 12 Jul 2018, 14:00

Sounds beautiful the way the author writes. Also tragic what happens to the couple. I hope they find their way back to each other.

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Post by Britty01 » 18 Jul 2018, 10:34

Oh my. The poem is lovely and this review has me really interested in finding out what this story is going to reveal and how the couple will get through these challenges in their lives.

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Post by Rosemary Khathibe » 24 Jul 2018, 05:31

The summary you have just given to this book is really good. It is thorough and again has some mystery that urges me to read the book and find out about the lives of the characters myself.

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Post by Joy sunday » 31 Jul 2018, 18:45

Beautiful piece of writing, the theme and suspense are ok.

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