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Blog Tour - The Cenote



About the book: Forced to marry a complete stranger, Sandpiper tries to adjust to life in her new village. But the mysterious Cenote, a great pool of water, has bewitched the men of the village, and Sandpiper must know why. This moving story of romance and redemption serves as an allegory with a timely message. Filled with drama and heart, it’s a book you won’t soon forget.

My review: I really enjoyed this book! I liked Sandpiper, although she had made some mistakes and at the beginning she seemed to be just a bit selfish. I liked the way that she was able to grow throughout the story and become an amazing woman by the end. 

I liked Lark too. I liked that he wasn't your average hero of a romance novel. Lark is not the most handsome of men, but he has a great character and he was willing to do anything for his wife Sandpiper. I loved that this book had romance in it, but it was a different type of romance since Lark and Sandpiper's marriage was basically arranged without their consent. I loved the way that Lark went about earning Sandpiper's love and trust. And the way that later in the book they had to fight to keep their marriage together.

I liked the plot, this one had a bit of a different plot. Lark's village is built on an ancient temple site and there seems to be something strange with their only water source, the Cenote. It seems that with no explanation men are sometimes found in the Cenote dead. None of the women know why and the men are not willing to share just what is going on. I loved the way the Cenote was pretty much the center of what everyone in the village is talking about for some reason or other. Even when the women of the village give Sandpiper advice on her new marriage, it's brought up that only the woman in the marriage should get water. 

This is a great book that I didn't want to put down until I had read the very last page!

I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

About the author: Chelsea Bagley Dyreng was born in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and is the daughter of a fireworks salesman and Miss Malibu. She earned her B.A. at Brigham Young University, worked as a librarian, and then moved to North Carolina where she and her husband are currently raising five God-fearing, book-loving, adventure-seeking kids.

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