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The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope

Riley, Rhonda (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope
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During World War II, teenager Evelyn Roe is sent to manage the family farm in rural North Carolina, where she finds what she takes to be a badly burned soldier on their property. She rescues him, and it quickly becomes clear he is not a man...and not one of us. The rescued body recovers at an unnatural speed, and just as fast, Evelyn and Adam fall deeply in love. The author reveals the exhilarating, terrifying mystery inherent in all relationships: No matter how deeply we love someone, and no matter how much we will sacrifice for them, we can only know them so well.
Authors: Riley, Rhonda
Title: The enchanted life of Adam Hope
Publisher: New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 424 p. ;,21 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: "A novel" -- page 1 of cover
Summary: During World War II, teenager Evelyn Roe is sent to manage the family farm in rural North Carolina, where she finds what she takes to be a badly burned soldier on their property. She rescues him, and it quickly becomes clear he is not a man...and not one of us. The rescued body recovers at an unnatural speed, and just as fast, Evelyn and Adam fall deeply in love. The author reveals the exhilarating, terrifying mystery inherent in all relationships: No matter how deeply we love someone, and no matter how much we will sacrifice for them, we can only know them so well.
ISBN: 0062099442
9780062099440
Statement of Responsibility: Rhonda Riley
Subject Headings: North Carolina Fiction Life change events Fiction Man-woman relationships Fiction Human-alien encounters Fiction World War, 1939-1945 North Carolina Fiction
Genre/Form: Paranormal fiction
Love stories
Topical Term: Life change events
Man-woman relationships
Human-alien encounters
World War, 1939-1945
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"In the waning months of World War II, young Evelyn Roe's life is transformed when she finds a strange being all but buried on her family's farm in North Carolina, a being that soon morphs into a man named Adam, with whom she falls in love. However their life together is overshadowed by Adam's supernatural origins and powers." June 2013 Fiction A to Z newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=645214

Jun 11, 2013
  • beachcat2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really liked it, and read it slowly to savour it. Quite a different book - hope the author will continue to write.

May 29, 2013
  • DMRose rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Magical! Lyrical writing, and a premise which made this book impossible to put down. I read it in 3 days.

May 14, 2013
  • Commander30 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very thought-provoking and unique book. The ending was a bit too ambiguous for my liking (and I actually like ambiguous endings), but all in all it was a good read.

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