Hidden in the mountains of Mexico is a secret and beautiful world called the High Valley. It is a colorful world of bullfights and serenades, but for young Alison Mallory it becomes a terrifying prison of malice and violence. She is quickly caught up in a struggle for power she cannot understand, and too late she discovers the nature of the tragedy that haunts the valley....
|Title||:||The High Valley|
|Number of Pages||:||268 Pages|
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The High Valley Reviews
What's not to love here? Jane Eyre meets Rebecca in Mexico in this contemporary Gothic romance (contemporary as in the 70's). Granted, I'm a little biased because I read this book first as an impressionable teen but this second read after so many years didn't diminish the magic. It has everything: a lush exotic locale, handsome and dangerous men, insane relatives, and the haunting mystery of a woman whose fate our heroine might well share if she doesn't watch out. It is also beautifully old-fashioned: "I love you" comes before even a kiss. A good smoldering read.
Too many holes that I couldn't get past. For instance, how can a family live in a Mexican compound that is supposed to cater to wealthy horesemen, and yet the inside of the manor shows signs of neglect like threadbare carpets and some rooms that require a temporary generator because of wiring problems? I also couldn't get past the cheesy descriptions of the Mexican men who were supposed to be modern-day Don Juans, but still used pomaide in their hair. Gross. I was bored.
While it was a fun book that did not end the way I thought it would when I first started, it quickly became predictable as things were uncovered. While it was predictable, there were still moments when I could not bare to set down my book. Not the best, but I decent and fun read
Rating clarification: 3.5 stars
Kind of typical but not bad for light reading !