5.0 out of 5 starsThis is an exceptional book.
Reviewed in the United States on July 15, 2021
I enjoyed reading “The Lights of Sheridan Square, A Novel” by Bob Ford who, in my opinion, has written a beautiful, passionate, and exceptionally intriguing romantic novel with remarkably interesting characters. I found this story was highly refreshing and smoothed things out for me in today’s world of technology and instant gratification, and I felt the author wisely chose a ‘50’s setting for this intense and very heart-warming story.
I was also fascinated with how the characters reacted to each other and in my view, I felt this author has an above the average EQ and a high sense of empathy for human feelings that he skillfully expresses in this story. For example,
“Jay became aware that she had the quizzical look of someone who suspects that they are about to be subjected to a critical appraisal. He turned away quickly in an effort to mask the embarrassment at having over-stared his welcome. When he glanced back, it appeared to him that she had taken refuge behind a wall of indifference.”
Stephen King once said, “Description begins in the writer's imagination and finishes in the mind of the reader.” In my opinion, this author is an exceptionally professional and talented writer and crafted this story in a highly descriptive - almost prose-like manner. For example,
“The mantle of autumn had begun to drape myriad colors on the trees that surround The Lake in Central Park. The sun, ready to seek its nightly retreat, fell long and low on the water only to be shattered into a thousand tiny yellow diamonds by the breeze-driven ripples.”
I enjoyed the way this brilliant writer develops the characters throughout the story through encounters and situations and the twists and turns with highly emotional, unexpected, and fascinating scenes and locations. I liked the assortment of characters – the good, the bad, the loving, the intriguing, the dramatic, etc., all very realistic and all of which we encounter almost every day in our own lives.
This story stayed with me and highlights in a clear way how we act, react, struggle, love, and enjoy life and all its aspects. I thought the ending was excellent. All in all, highly recommended! Very well done!
It was my pleasure to receive a free copy of this book but that does not in any way affect my opinions in this review of this exceptional book!
n Bruce Miller – Reviewer -TGW Book Reviews