Saturday, December 26, 2015
The Cenote by Chelsea Dyreng Review
About the book: It was not Sandpiper’s choice to find the dead body in the village drinking water. Neither was it her choice to get married and move to this village full of secrets. Although her new husband’s family has been kind and welcoming she senses something strange about this place, and it has everything to do with the great, deep pool they call the cenote and the men who keep drowning in it. To help prevent more deaths only the women are allowed to draw water, but it doesn’t seem to be working. Sandpiper can’t help thinking that the men are hiding something. But then, Sandpiper has a secret of her own. When the women of the village finally learn what beckons the men into the cenote they struggle to make sense of the shocking truth. When her own husband becomes the next victim, Sandpiper realizes that his life will depend completely on her ability to forgive. This moving story of romance and redemption serves as an allegory with a timely message. Filled with drama and heart, it's a book you won't soon forget.
Published by: Cedar Fort Release date: November 10, 2015
About the author: Chelsea Bagley Dyreng, is the daughter of a fireworks salesman and Miss Malibu. She was born in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, earned her BA at Brigham Young University, worked as a librarian for several years, and now lives in North Carolina where she and her husband are raising five God-fearing, book-loving, adventure-seeking kids. Author links: Chelsea Dyreng's blog Chelsea's Facebook fanpage Chelsea on Twitter You can get the book online from the following locations: Amazon.com Barnesandnoble.com booksamillion.com booksandthings.com
I loved that the setting took me to a different place and time. I felt like I was back in the past, especially with the author's descriptions. The alternating point of view (husband and wife), really added to the feel of the book. This is a great book about family and relationships. Add in the great mystery and I had trouble putting this book down. I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.