Book Review: Anxious Hearts by: Tucker Shaw

Anxious Hearts


Publisher: Amulet Books

Publish Date: May 1, 2010

Origins: Around the World Tours

Format: Paperback

Blurb:“Evangeline,” he repeated, calling at a whisper. “Evangeline.” He was not calling that she may hear, he was calling that somehow her soul might know that he was devoted entirely to her, only to her. “Evangeline, I will find you.”

Eva and Gabe explore the golden forest of their seaside Maine town, unknowingly tracing the footsteps of two teens, Evangeline and Gabriel, who once lived in the idyllic wooded village of Acadia more than one hundred years ago. On the day that Evangeline and Gabriel were be wed, their village was attacked and the two were separated. And now in the present, Gabe has mysteriously disappeared from Eva.

A dreamlike, loose retelling of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s famous love poem “Evangeline,” Anxious Hearts tells an epic tale of unrequited love and the hope that true love can be reunited.

Review: I don't have much to say about this book because it was a DNF for me. It didn't work for me for many reasons. The love between Eva and Gabe seemed unrealistic and I had a hard time following the story line with all the jumping around between the characters' time periods. I also think Gabe's reaction was unrealistic, you know what I am talking about if you have read the book, or you will if you read it. The cover is beautiful and there are some beautifully written scenes through out what I read but it was sporadic.

Here are some other reviews of this book. I heard another blogger was doing this but I don't know if you link other reviews on your post when you have a DNF please comment and I will add you as the inspiration for this and link you. Enjoy the links.

Other Reviews:
The Hiding Spot
Harlequin Twilights Book Blog
Ellz Reads
Book Chic
Just Your Typical Book Blog
Stark Raving Bibliophile
Pure Imagination
Chick Lit Teens

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  1. yeah, from what I saw on that blurb, it sounds WAAAAY overdramatic. Definitely not a read for me, especially after your review.

    But yeah, pretty cover :)

  2. Gorgeous cover but it sounds like ie switches back and forth between characters too much so it gets confusing. Might pick this one up if I see it at the library though.

  3. The cover, in my opinion, comes across too intense.

  4. I thought it would be better. The cover is very nice, but I'm not going to read it soon.
    Thanks for the review!

  5. Yeah, I wasn't all that enthralled with it either, though I did finish it. Thanks for including a link to my review!! :)


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