Tuesday, June 28, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: LEAP OF FAITH BY DANIEL STEEL.


PLOT SUMMERY:


"Marie-Ange Hawkins has the rich kid's childhood that other kids dream about. She has freedom, love, security in a beautiful old French chateau. But when Marie-Ange is only 11, a tragic accident marks the end of her idyllic life. Orphaned now, and alone, she is sent to America, to live with her great-aunt on a farm in Iowa. Her aunt really resnts her deeply, and cuts her off from all she has ever loved.
In Marie-Ange's lonely existence, only the friendship of a local boy, Billy Parker, offers comfort and hope to her. But her only wish is to gain comfort and escape. Then just after her twenty-first birthday, an unexpected visitor brings startling news and an extraordinary gift; the freedom to return to France, to Chateau de Marmouton.
When she arrives in France, Marie-Ange learns that the chateau's new owner is Comte Bernard de Beauchamp, a dashing young widower who invites her into his home, then into his heart. Their life together, soon includes marriage, children, and lavish homes. It takes an ominous turn though when a strange woman calls to tell Marie-Ange a very strange, shocking story. One so chilling, she doesn't want to believe it.
Not even her old friend Billy can help her now as he is thousands of miles away. So Marie-Ange somehow has to find courage and faith to survive."


Looking at the summery plot, the story actually does sound interesting. What the readers don’t know is how many flaws and weird happenings does this book contains.
This girl marie-ange makes some very insane decisions in whole of the book, the concept that parentless kids don’t know what’s good for them , well our heroin marie-ange takes this concept to a whole new level. I mean true that she had no parents but for the love of everything good use your common sense.
Lets look at each of the things tht marie ange did seperatley:


  •  Dude!! Just because that guy was living in her old home and was handsome does not mean tht its okay to trust him blindly and MOVE IN WITH HIM!! 
  •  Just as moving in with him wasn’t enough, its totally right to MARRY the total stranger with suspicious origin and whos wife died in a fire!!! Didn’t it occur to her to check if he was telling the truth BEFORE she let him get her broke!
  • Oh dear he’s asking for 1 million dollars to buy an oil well, oh I know LET him have it!! 
  •  ITwasn’t like she always had money, imean its okay to understand her giving off money like that if she she didn’t know what living without any was like. She still keeps giving it off against her advisors like shes certain her money is infinite!! 
  •  She let him buy an OIL WELL!!!!!!!
  • Originality is quite obviously lacking in our handsome Barnard too. I mean why not kill all of his wives in the same manner right? It wouldn’t get people suspicious AT ALL!!people would go ‘’ohh completeltly understandable, ALL his wives end up having a fire in the house that could kill them but POOR HIM!!!”
  •  WHY buy an oil well anyway????
  • Oh why should the heroin accept the romantic advances of her best friend, the only person she actually loves in the whole of world, as her aunt was no less then a weirdo hag!!, oh I know, she wont accept him NOW, its completely okay to call him brother in his face when she knows he loves her then marry him in the end anyway!!!( Beghairti ki bhi had hoti hay behen!!!)
  • Why would you return to the house of the psycho killer after finding out the truth!! Why?? Is all I wanna know!!!!


This book is worth reading all right!! No book can provide this level of entertainment!!! NONE!!! :P