Author: Marisa de los Santos
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Source: Kristin of Kritters Ramblings
Goodreads: From the bestselling author of Belong to Me, Love Walked In, and Falling Together comes a captivating novel about friendship, family, second chances, and the redemptive power of love
In all her life, Eustacia “Taisy” Cleary has given her heart to only three men: her first love, Ben Ransom; her twin brother, Marcus; and Wilson Cleary — professor, inventor, philanderer, self-made millionaire, brilliant man, breathtaking jerk: her father.
Seventeen years ago, Wilson ditched his first family for Caroline, a beautiful young sculptor. In all that time, Taisy’s family has seen Wilson, Caroline, and their daughter Willow only once.
Why then, is Wilson calling Taisy now, inviting her for an extended visit, encouraging her to meet her pretty sister — a teenager who views her with jealousy, mistrust, and grudging admiration? Why, now, does Wilson want Taisy to help him write his memoir?
Told in alternating voices — Taisy’s strong, unsparing observations and Willow’s naive, heartbreakingly earnest yearnings — The Precious One is an unforgettable novel of family secrets, lost love, and dangerous obsession, a captivating tale with the deep characterization, piercing emotional resonance, and heartfelt insight that are the hallmarks of Marisa de los Santos’s beloved works.
Ope’s Opinion: It was interesting to see a father from two different daughters points of view. He did not have many redeeming qualities to me. It is hard to believe one person could be so self centered.
I found the way Taisy’s and Willow’s relationship developed was believable. Coming from two very different places it was hard for them to accept each other. Seeing the changes from both points of view was interesting.
There were a lot of issues dealt with in this book. Maybe a few too many for me.
I did feel like the ending was predictable and took a little longer then necessary to get to.
Rating: 3 – I like the book enough to suggest it to a friend or two.