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  • Posted June 1, 2010

    Waiting For Columbus a great mystery and love story

    Consuela is a nurse at an insane asylum in Sevilla, Spain. When a man is brought in who insists that he is Christopher Columbus she is curious about who he is and what would cause him to break from reality so.

    His is a wonderful story teller and as she listens to him tell his stories, Consuela finds herself falling in love with a man who, is some ways doesn't exist.

    Through his stories the book moves from modern day to historical day. Sometimes Columbus slips up and brings modern day tecnology into his historical stories.

    Unknown to consuela an interpol agent is searching for a missing man who is thought to be suspiicious.

    I thought this was a wonderful book and I have recommended it to many readers.

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  • Posted March 10, 2010

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    wonderful- 5 stars

    A man is found washed up on the Spanish shore of the Strait of Gibraltar. He insists that he is the legendary Christopher Columbus and is taken to an insane asylum in Seville. Consuela is a nurse at the asylum and the man who calls himself Columbus tells her his memories/stories. But his stories seem to be mixed in with modern life.

    Emilie works for Interpol and begins tracking a missing man that has been declared suspicious. As he tracks his mystery man, Columbus enthralls Nurse Consuela with his stories and she begins to fall in love with him.

    my review: I loved this book, it was so well-written and beautiful. I would read just a couple of chapters a day as I really wanted to savor this amazing work.

    As Columbus tells his tales, one can feel how haunted this man is and as he nears the end of his stories, his fear of what he will discover about himself, if he lets go of his conviction that he is Columbus. The author moves back and forth from the the fifteenth century Spain to the present and while some may not like that kind of writing, I felt that it was perfect for the story.

    It is hard for me to review this book and do it justice. But once I finished it, I understood why Rebecca from The Book Lady's Blog could not stop raving about this book on twitter.

    Let's just say it is amazing, touching, thought-provoking, amusing, compelling, and brilliant and leave it at that!

    my rating 5/5

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    Posted October 21, 2010

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