The Splendour Falls Paperback
Sylvie Davies is a ballerina who can't dance. A broken leg ended her career, but what broke her heart was her father's death, and what's breaking her spirit is her mother's remarriage.
Still reeling Sylvie is shipped off to stay with relatives in the back of beyond. Or so she thinks, in fact she ends up in a town rich with her family's history ...and as it turns out her family has a lot more history than Sylvie ever knew.
More unnerving, though, are the two guys she can't stop thinking about.
Shawn Maddox, the resident golden boy, is the expected choice.
But handsome and mysterious Rhys has a hold on her that she doesn't quite understand.
Then Sylvie starts seeing things - a girl by the lake and a man with dark unseeing eyes peering in through the window ...Sylvie's lost nearly everything - is she starting to lose her mind as well?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 528 pages, N/a
- Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Publication Date: 28/01/2010
- Category: Romance
- ISBN: 9780552561358
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Review by wyvernfriend
Sylvie has suffered some losses, her father has died of cancer, her mother has remarried and her leg breaks in an onstage accident that leaves her ballet career broken before it really starts. Right now the only thing she can rely on is her dog Gigi who gives her unconditional love the only way a rescue dog can.She goes to visit her aunt in the family home. There she meets with Shawn the local golden boy and Rhys who is visiting from Wales and some of the resident ghosts while she works on repairing herself mentally and the garden physically.I liked the story and found the characters appealing. I liked the pace and the attitude of the characters to their situations. I thought that the aunt and mother should have given her some latitude for the accident and her grief at her father and her dreams.