We all have our fantasies—our hopes and dreams of what we want our future to be. But what happens when our fantasies are based on an erroneous interpretation of past events, when our hopes and dreams are so far from reality that they prevent us from having any kind of a normal life? A lonely young woman, all Annabelle wants is to love and be loved. But the twin emotions of fear and guilt, from a passion born on a summer day so many years ago, hold her fast.
Annabelle is a literary gem that captures your imagination to a haunting surrender. While grabbing you from the first page, your mind in drawn towards this addictive narrative that silences everything around you grabbing your full attention. This was a short but fulfilling read. The intricacy of the character Annabelle with her parents and the relationship between her parents had a delicate cohesiveness that seemed so seamless that you just couldn't stop reading.
As a reader, to feel such intensity from such vivid, descriptive words is a testament to Christie’s ability as a storyteller. As you read Annabelle, it’s one of those stories that you completely escape into the characters. The storyline between her parents are so passionately engaging filled with love, loss, and tragedy. Her journey of desperation, guilt, seeking love, and that yearning to be that object of desire just completely satisfies your literary appetite.
With all that said, if you love great writing and stories that you can completely escape into, I would recommend reading this. You will not be disappointed. This is one of those stories that you will remember for a long time.
Reviewed by Michelle Bowles
Publisher: Pixell Hall Press
Release Date: 9/2013