The Splendour FallsAuthor: Rosemary Clement-Moore
Imprint: Random House
This title is suitable for ages 15+
Featured in the July, 2010 magazine
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Sylvie Davies is a ballerina who cant dance. A broken leg ended her career, but what broke her heart was her father's death, and whats breaking her spirit is her mother's remarriage. Still reeling Sylvie is shipped off to stay with relatives in the back of beyond. Or so she thinks, in fact she ends up in a town rich with her family's history... and as it turns out her family has a lot more history than Sylvie ever knew. More unnerving, though, are the two guys she cant stop thinking about. Shawn Maddox, the resident golden boy, is the expected choice. But handsome and mysterious Rhys has a hold on her that she doesn't quite understand. Then Sylvie starts seeing things a girl by the lake and a man with dark unseeing eyes peering in through the window . . . Sylvie's lost nearly everything - is she starting to lose her mind as well?
Told in a smooth, warm-toned narrative voice, and filled with mystery and romance, this is a novel of loss, grief and renewal.
Review by: Anastasia Gonis
Category:Children's Younger Readers