#BookReview: Vacation by JC Miller

This is part of the Book Tour organized by CLP Blog Tours. I'm really happy to had read this book, because I enjoyed very much. So, keep reading to know more about it.

Vacation by JC Miller
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Dr. William Koval, a pragmatist with little faith in humanity, prefers to dwell in the eerily comforting microscopic realm, where he is master of his domain. But his worldview is upended when he decides to go on the English walking tour his wife had been planning before her murder three years earlier. Only when William confronts his past, including his troubled marriage, will he find a way to rejoin the living, to move forward, and perhaps love again. The real journey, he discovers, lies within.


Jacked up on endorphins he ventured downtown. On a whim he decided to check out a high-end men’s clothing store, Les Hommes. Entering the shop, he was immediately struck by the theater, the drama. The crisp scent of fine fabrics, the artful yet calculated display of footwear. Stacks of shirts folded with military precision, arranged not by color, but texture. In spite of the pageantry, the shop appeared deserted. Other than a lone gentleman browsing neckties, William was alone. Before he had a chance to duck out a woman emerged from backstage to ambush him. “Are you looking for anything in particular?” “I’m looking for something a little more summery, I suppose.” “What’s the occasion?”Her question flummoxed him. What was the occasion? “It’s a date, kind of a date.” She tilted her head to one side, looking him over. “Lucky woman,” she concluded.

My Thoughts

I like this bok very much. I think it has it all: love, joy, humor, emotions, you cry, and laugh. You get your time with it. But there're two things that didn't work out well for me.

Starting with the things that I like, which were the characters. I really understand William points of view and how much he loved Kathleen, also how much he was affected by their relationship, losing her and lot more. And how complicate was fall in love for Annie. Each character brings something unique to the story and made it wonderful as it own. I also like the whole idea of the book, I think that was a great how the storyline was made and how all the situations and action were put together.

Now, what I didn't like were a) William and Annie relationship developing. I wish I could have seen more of it, because even when I know that was the right thing to do (I mean I like their together) I feel like we couldn't undertand very well why they fall in love. It just the eternal inta-love and didn't work out as it should. They should have known each other better before at least say the words. And b) I felt myself dispersed at the first half of the book. Fortunately, I keep reading to the end and enjoy the rest of it, but the beginning it very slow and it lack of insterest.

Overall, I recommend this book. Actually, it's a very quick read, easy and very joyful. It would make you cry a little but the rest of it, is just a beautiful way to see a man gown after a tragic lost and believe in love again. 

4 Hearts

About the Author

JC (Jeanne) Miller, M.A., is an educator and founding member of JAM, an editorial-consultation team. An avid reader, aspiring traveler and table tennis enthusiast, she resides in Northern California.


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