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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Rebecca - Summer 2010 - Genre: Romance

Genre #11 -- Romance
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
read 7/2/2010 - 7/8/2010

Rebecca is such an exquisite book. The storyline completely captured me. I loved how a beautifully romantic scene would dissolve into an intensely chilling scene and, conversely, how moments of pain would become redeemed by moments of tenderness. The basic plot here is that Rebecca, the dead wife of Mr. de Winter, haunts Mr. de Winter and his new young second wife. This is not a ghost story with paranormal activity; this is a story of dealing with and letting go of the anguishes of the past. The characterizations in this book are incredible; so many times I felt myself feeling the same emotions as the characters. Rebecca has definitely become one of my all-time favorites.
This book was part of my 2010 summer reading program.

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