Tuesday, April 3, 2012

REVIEW: Domingo's Angel by Jenny Twist

Title: Domingo's Angel
Author: Jenny Twist
Date Published: 7/10/11

When Angela turns up in a remote Spanish mountain village, she is so tall and so thin and so pale that everyone thinks she is a ghost or a fairy or the dreadful mantequero that comes in the night and sucks the fat from your bones. 
But Domingo knows better. “Soy Angela,” she said to him when they met – “I am an angel.” Only later did he realise that she was telling him her name and by then it was too late and everyone knew her as Domingo’s Angel. 
This is the story of their love affair. But it is also the story of the people of the tiny mountain village – the indomitable Rosalba - shopkeeper, doctor, midwife and wise woman, who makes it her business to know everything that goes on in the village; Guillermo, the mayor, whose delusions of grandeur are rooted in his impoverished childhood; and Salva the Baker, who risked his life and liberty to give bread to the starving children. 
The events in this story are based on the real experiences of the people of the White Villages in Southern Spain and their struggle to keep their communities alive through the years of war and the oppression of Franco’s rule

My Rating:

My Review:
This was an unexpected pleasure. Jenny Twists weaves a true love story, because not all love storys are all happy and shiny in real life. 

Join Angela and Domingo on a journey of Love and Loss, Lies and Heartbreak, Grief and Forgiveness.

Jenny Twist does a great job of inserting history and the reader learns so much without even realizing it. 

This is another one of the stories I've recently read where I felt the ending was too sudden. Maybe would have wished for it to wrap up a little more.

Great read for all of you Romance Lovers! 


Mo said...

This sounds pretty good - I read something along a similar vein - Afrika by Colleen Craig. It was set against the backdrop of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa. A YA novel, but full of cultural education.

Jenny Twist said...

Hi Cami.
Sorry I'm so late coming back to you. I only just found this. Thank you for giving Domingo's Angel such a lovely review. I really appreciate it.

Jenny Twist said...

Hi Mo
How nice to meet you. Glad you like the look of Domingo's Angel. I must check out Afrika, too.

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