Book Review: The Colors of Blue by: Lance McCulloch

Rating: 5/5

Publisher: Lance McCulloch

Publication Date: November 11, 2013

Origins:  From Author for Review

Book Links:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: The Colors of Blue is an intelligent and compelling mainstream romance whose characters peel away complex layers of deceit, grief, loss and discovery during a riveting journey that at last binds hearts together and renews the promise of true love. 

From the novel’s first page, Sara Field emerges as a woman of unique gifts whose soul resonates to a kaleidoscope of colors—a sixth sense that infuses her world with an understanding beyond the apparent. Yet somehow the colors fade in the glare of urban life and heartbreaking betrayal, and her struggle to retrieve those vibrant hues borders on the unbearable. Can she ever regain the innocence and wonder of that magical young womanhood? Perhaps—when she finds the spectacular beauty of the San Juan Mountains and the Tres Piedras River. 

Half a country away, Rick Wheeler mourns the death of his extraordinary wife and feels himself crumbling under the burden of despair even as he builds a financial dynasty. Will nothing lift the gloom, relieve the cruel devastation of his loss and renew his heart? Ah, yes, there is one thing—fly-fishing on the Tres Piedras River. Time here is satisfying and soul-renewing. But he is still alone. 

The rest, woven into a tapestry of adventure, intrigue, revelation, and even serendipity, invites each reader to participate in a life-affirming search for the colors and connections of love and the depth of meaning they give to the human spirit.

Review: Sara Field is a woman whose world doesn’t suit who she really is inside. Ever since she was little, she’s seen the colors around people which gives her a glimpse into their feelings and true self. As she’s grown, the colors have faded until she only sees them around children, which is why she became an elementary school teacher. When she’s invited for a week with her sister and other guests out to the San Juan Mountains, she’s looking forward to getting away. She just lost her job and broke up with her boyfriend, so this becomes the perfect distraction. When she meets Rick Wheeler, everything starts to click. Can Sara trust the colors, especially when there are people who whisper secrets and lies around her?

THE COLORS OF BLUE is a magical novel of loss and learning to trust/love again set in a majestic landscape. Rick and Sara are beautifully broken – touching and so very real. I really liked the fact that this was a romance built up over time and we see the healing power of true love. Simply written, THE COLORS OF BLUE will tug at your heartstrings and make you believe in the possibilities of life.

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