The Precious One

The Precious One

Book - 2015
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From The New York Times 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.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2015.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061670893
0061670898
Characteristics: 359 p.

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brangwinn
May 16, 2016

This was a very enjoyable story. De los Santos is one of my favorite authors. I love being able to be immersed in a story which has a happy ending. By telling a story through the voices of half-sisters a full story story emerges. Although I felt the happily-ever-after ending was a bit contrived, I still love it when the story ends in happiness. I even felt some compassion for Taisy's and Willow’s father.

madison382 Sep 27, 2015

I did not enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed her other books.

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beachcat2
May 20, 2015

Such an utterly absorbing book - I could not wait to read more and find out what happened to the unique characters, brought to life so wonderfully by Marisa de los Santos.

ehbooklover Apr 26, 2015

Another wonderfully humourous, poignant, and quirky book by De los Santos. Full of complicated characters that I grew to love (and hate), I spent the entire day inside reading this book despite the beautiful weather.

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