The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud, Paperback Book

The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud Paperback

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'Refreshingly romantic, dangerously good fun, hugely addictive' Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat Charlie St.

Cloud was a blessed boy, destined to do good things in high places.

But all that changed the night he survived the car crash that killed his little brother, Sam.

Years later, Charlie is still trying to atone for his loss.

He has stayed at home, in his snug New England fishing village, tending the lawns and monuments of the ancient cemetery where his brother is buried.

You see, Charlie is graced with an extraordinary gift: he can see, talk to, and even play catch with Sam's spirit.

Theirs is a perfect, magical world, untroubled until Charlie meets Tess Carroll, a captivating, adventurous, yachtswoman training for a solo trip around the world.

Suddenly he is faced with a choice -- between death and life, the past and the present, holding on and letting go.

The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud is a romantic and exhilarating novel about second chances and the liberating power of love. 'Heart-meltingly moving.' Glamour 'Sherwood makes you believe -- and that's miracle enough' Newsweek


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If you're a fan of Nicholas Sparks, you'll definitely enjoy Charlie St. Cloud. I thought it was a very entertaining read mixed with magic, love, and loss. The story was very short and everything seemed to happen really fast. This is a case where I actually wish the author would have drawn out the story a little more. It would have made the story a little more suspensefuland made the love story seem far more believable. (I just refuse to believe in love at first sight/ love in 24 hours) Despite its lack of suspense and quick pace, I still think it's worth a read because Sherwood really captures all the emotions of the characters and makes you feel their pain and happiness. If you've got some spare time or a day off, pick up Charlie St. Cloud.