The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope by Rhonda Riley
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Why I Picked It: I will admit I selected this book because Amazon.com described it at as “an unconventional love story as breathless and romantic as The Time Traveler’s Wife” – which just so happens to be my all time favorite love story. It didn’t sweep me up in quite the same way, but I found the opening chapters to be intriguing in a “scratching my head” sort of way.
Details/Topics: A young woman (Evelyn) living alone on farm discovers, what she believes to be an injured man, buried in the mud on her farm. She takes him in out of the rain, and in discovering who and what he is, falls in love. This is their love story.
“Looking into those eyes, which were now a pure, lucid blue, I saw no harm or malice. Only strange, expansive otherness. Sitting on the floor, cradling his head in the bend of my knee as his odd voice hummed through me, I fell not so much in love but into fascination, into a deep and tender accord.”
“Do you know who you are, Evelyn? Who all of you are? Where do you come from? You don’t know any more than I do.”
“People whose children have died do not believe in God the same way everyone else does. The death of a child is an earthquake of the soul. The landscape changes forever.”