Reviewed by Ceri Kehoe
Christine Grogan is a beautiful 28-year-old meteorologist with a loving
family, great friends and an exciting career working for an
international investment bank. So why does she spend every January 20th
crying like her heart might break? As everyone around her appears to
be moving on with their lives, Christine wears her past like a pair of
concrete shoes. Can nothing, or nobody help her shake them?
Harrington thought he had all he ever wanted. Head of the bank's Irish
operations, he has the career, the house and the relationship any
39-year-old would wish for. But when his seemingly perfectly-planned
life suddenly strays totally off course, Mark is confronted with the
fact that he isn't actually in control at all...
...and that he is crazy
in love with Christine.
Insider trading, rambunctious Christmas
parties, overnight conferences, the modern office environment has it
all. But it can also be the stage for a simple, modern love story.
ALBERTA CLIPPER is that story. The story of two people, each
floundering in their own lives, who might just be able to save one
This story follows Christine Grogan and Mark Harrington. They both work
for CarltonWachs Irish branch of the world famous bank. Christine is a
meteorologist and Mark is the chief executive.
just started a new relationship with Gavan who she met on a blind date
through her best friend Emily. What is it about 20th January that makes
her so unhappy?
Mark has been in a relationship with Jennifer for 10 years but when
he mentions having children she goes to Edinburgh to work for a year
teaching English Lit at a University. He realises he's madly in love
with Christine but can her reach out to her?
The first thing I want to mention about this book is the cover, I'm
really not fussy on the cover despite it having a connection with the
story. I personally feel that the cover could have been a lot different,
it would have attracted me straight away. Luckily I live by the old
adage 'Never judge a book by it's cover' and I'm glad I do as I would
have missed out on a right gem of a book here.
I found myself getting heavily involved with the story, the raw
emotion really did shine through the pages. The characters were well
drawn and I found myself really caring about them, especially Christine and Mark who
were fabulous main characters.
The story was good and while I did guess correctly at what the main
point was, there was a twist towards the end which I hadn't expected so
even though I had guessed it didn't spoil it for me.
I recommend this book and will certainly look out for more by this author. I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.