Saturday, February 5, 2011

Six Sentence Saturday Review: Rescue by Anita Shreve

Welcome to Six Sentence Saturday
(Courtesy of Staci from Life in the Thumb)
Where we try to express our thoughts on recent reads using
only 6 sentences!!!!.
At the end of each review I will post a rating scale of 1-5 
using the cute and original (lol) Playing Cards.
Rating scale will be as follows:

5 of Hearts- You must read this book NOW!!
4 of Hearts- A great read, put it on your TBR list.
3 of Hearts- Happy that I read it...a good read.
2 of Hearts- Just O.K but nothing to write home about.
Joker Card - Don't bother (why did I?)

Rescue by Anita Shreve

(Audio book)

Source: Hachette Book Group

I am a fan of Anita Shreve's writing and the story of a paramedic that saves a young woman's life and then their love affair, a child and the aftermath was intriguing. At first, I wasn't sure that I was going to like the novel as the story appeared simplistic and the narrator's voice didn't grab me. That changed quickly as the story progressed and the narrator's voice of Webster was perfectly fitting. I couldn't wait to listen to this book and I felt connected to the story and the characters. Anita Shreve has a way of getting to the heart of characters and their stories and this book does just that. I was fascinated with the stories of Webster's challenges as a paramedic and the connection between each character.



  1. I know Anita Shreve is hit or miss with some people but she's never let me down. Glad to see you enjoyed this.

  2. Can you believe I've only ever read one Anita Shreve. I even liked it; no idea why I didnt' read more. Which would you recommend?

  3. Am looking forward to reading this! I have thoroughly enjoyed everything by Anita Shreve. I think Rescue is the only one I haven't read.

  4. I enjoyed your review, Bonnie! I've always liked Anita Shreve's books (most especially The Pilot's Wife), and this one is on my list too. I just need to find the time to read it. My book tour is really putting a damper on my reading time! Lol

  5. I absolutely loved that you used Six Sentence Saturday..yay!! I'll send you an email with the playing cards!! I've almost always enjoyed Shreve and I know that I'm a few books behind...including this one!

  6. I have Rescue in book format but have not got to it ye t- cant wait! :D

  7. Staci's 6 sentence format is fantastic! Glad to see you rated this a 4. Some Shreves are better than others.


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