On Blue Falls Pond is an amazing story of redemption and the healing power of love. Ms. Crandall has written a gorgeous, thought provoking book that is so much more than a simple romance.
Glory and Eric are two complex characters and the issues they wrestle with are the heart of this book. Glory had thought he’s had the perfect marriage – until she finds home in Eric’s embrace and starts to remember how wrong her marriage really was. It is only through Eric’s gentle patience and kindness that she can face the demons of her past and learn to let go. Eric, on the other hand, battles a heart wrenching issue with his two year old autistic son, Scott. Ms. Crandall gets to the core of these issues with sensitivity and depth that will bring tears to readers’ eyes.
With a southern, down home, writing style, Ms. Crandall captivates readers with the place she calls ‘The Hallow’ and ‘Blue Falls Pond.’ Through the use of this setting, Ms. Crandall introduces readers to the character of Granny, a woman who has lived in The Hollow all her life, and is as strong, wise and compassionate as the accompanying landscape. Readers will love this strong-willed woman who hikes through the woods, talks to her passed-on husband at the small cemetery, and exhibits a keen eye and heart for the world and people around her.
Reading a book by Ms. Crandall, is like watching a slow-motion black and white movie as it gradually blooms with color. On Blue Falls Pond is everything a phenomenal book should be: stunning, beautiful, chocked full of emotion and sensitivity, and a pure delight to read. Don’t miss it!