There is something very odd about Stella's neighbour. Rose leads a peculiar, Amish-like existence, refusing to have electricity in her Paris apartment. She teaches piano during the day, and in the evenings she makes wonderful quilts by candlelight. Birds love Rose. They come to her window, they follow her in the street - but other neighbours are suspicious, and she has enemies. Stella is drawn to her. The more she gets to know her, the more mysterious she becomes. Rose seems to be at the centre of some very disturbing events.
Candlepower..."Weaves a magic spell"
...is "so original that it takes my breath away".
|Publisher:||New Generation Publishing Ltd|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)|
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Candlepower by Janet Doolaege Set in Paris France, Stella is a bit of a social outcast. She meets her neighbor Rose. Stella is fascinated with Rose and the unlikely pair become friends. Rose is a bit mysterious, some find her (Rose) a bit odd. But not Stella, she is captivated by her "uniqueness". Rose does not believe in modern luxuries, such as electricity. But she does have a love of birds, and making quilts. As the two become friends, Stella faces some of her inner struggles, and even falls for a young man. A well written fascinating story, told from Stella's point of view. I really liked Stella, she has some inner feelings she must comes to terms with. Rose is very likable. The more I read about her the more I liked her. And I loved the "mystique" around Rose. I don't do spoilers so I won't say too much more. The story is very original, the prose flows with perfection on each page, and the atmosphere drew me in. Set in Paris added "charm" I really liked, the setting. Overall I feel that Candlepower is a definite five star read and book lovers (or all genres) will greatly enjoy this fascinating, captivating, magical tale.