Book review of “ Reflection” by Mary Sheldon.
Cover of Reflection
“Reflection” by Mary Sheldon, daughter of novelist Sydney Sheldon, is an amazingly interesting story that is woven between two different scenarios. It looks at the life of Caroline Andrews, daughter of Zoë and Barton Andrews, from different roads that she may have taken in her life.
In one story Caro (as she is called in one reflection) may seem a bit spoiled and sometimes it is hard to feel sympathy toward her. She is the character who is raised by Zoë after her and Barton are divorced. Caroline (as she is called in another reflection) on the other hand, seems to be a character that invites more sympathy from the reader. She is the character who is raised by her father, Barton after he and Zoë divorce. Each story has the same characters in the same situations, the difference lies in how Caroline/Caro deals with each situation to make it unique to her.
Stories that focus on one character quickly flipping from one time frame to another usually do not grab my attention. I have a difficult time keeping up with the changes and get confused about which time the character is in and what is going on. “Reflection” by Mary Sheldon was different. It grabbed my attention and held it all the way through each unique situation in Caroline/Caro Andrews life. I believe it is because Mary Sheldon has woven the stories in an easy to read and follow way. Keeping up with the characters was actually quite easy. I did find myself feeling equally sorry for each character at the end of “Reflection” .
This was a page turning book which grabbed and held my attention right from the very beginning. I would highly recommend “ Reflection” by Mary Sheldon and I myself am looking forward to reading more from this author.