Mar 23, 2018

The Girl in Times Square by Paullina Simons: Book Review

The Girl in Times Square
The Girl in Times Square, a novel by Paullina Simons,
December 19, 2017, William Morrow.
"(A) riveting novel about a young woman whose search for her missing friend turns into a life-shattering odyssey." Part mystery, part romance, part family drama . . . in other words, the perfect book.—Daily Mail 

Book beginning:
What happened to love? Lily whispered to herself. Has someone else taken all that was given out for the universe, or have I just not been trying hard enough? What happened to overwhelming, crushing love the kind of love that moves earth and heaven, the kind of love my Grandma felt for her Tomas half a century ago in another world in another life, the kind of love my father says he felt for my mother when they first met swimming in that warm Caribbean sea? Doesn't anyone have that kind of love anymore? Isn't anyone without armor, without walls, without pain? Isn't anyone willing to die for love? 
Obviously not tonight. 
Page 56:
"Your hand is still spontaneously bleeding, I see," he said.She looked around groggily. His partner was not with him. "Did you come here to tell me that?" She felt disgusting. 
My comments: 
I don't remember crying so much while reading a book! The protagonist Lily grabs at your heart and doesn't let go. The author writes in dramatic superlatives, be warned - great love, great tragedy, great illness, great addiction, and an intriguing mystery of a missing girl, Lily's roommate. Enjoyed the excellent storytelling and characterizations in this book and looking forward to other novels by the author.

Galley provided by William Morrow. 

What new books are you reading this weekend? 
Memes: The Friday 56. Grab a book, turn to page 56 or 56% of your eReader. Find any sentence that grabs you. Post it, and add your URL post in Linky at Freda's Voice. Also visit Book Beginning at Rose City Reader

16 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds intriguing. I haven't heard of this book before. I'm featuring Falling Star by Terri Osburn - a romance from my review stack - this week. Happy reading!

Breana M. said...

I haven't heard of this one before, but the quotes got my interest. Enjoy your current read.

Suko said...

This new-to-me book sounds like a gripping story!

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

It does sound like the perfect book. Enjoy! My Friday Quotes

fredamans said...

Sounds beautifully written! Happy weekend!

Mystica said...

Sounds very good. Thank you for the review.

Harvee said...

It IS turning out to be the perfect book. Enjoying it.

Harvee said...

Well written, with a lot of humor and insight into human nature!

Harvee said...

Hope you get to redt it too, Mystica.

Harvee said...

Very enjoyable, with unforgettable characters.

Harvee said...

I'm reading it right now and am hooked!

Harvee said...

I am amazed my book hasn't gotten more attention. It's really good.

Lauren Stoolfire said...

I hope you enjoy it! :)

Lauren @ Always Me

Lily B said...

oh wow, I didn't realize this one is emotional o.o

Harvee said...

It was a surprise to me too.

Harvee said...

Liked it a lot!

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