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Thursday, May 25, 2006

WHEN LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH by Peter Haase

Outskirts Press, Inc.
10940 S. Parker Rd - 515, Parker, CO 80134

http://readmybooks.blogspot.com
http://outskirtspress.com/whenloveisnotenough
Genre: Literary Fiction
ISBN: 159800462X, $17.95, 240 pp, 2006


This is a contemporary love story but not a romance, and romance readers will know what I mean. Through this tale we follow the turbulent relationship between Tess Castellano, a uniquely beautiful woman, and Jorge Sanchez, a successful corporate manager, as they try to understand the love they have for each other. And, as the reader, we have hope that this young couple will find their way.

Who would this story appeal to?. . . Young New Yorkers, actively mobile corporate climbers from poverty, readers who enjoy poignant love stories, readers who enjoy stories about real life.

Peter Haase writes with a direct, simple honesty, and one technique I particularly like is his use of italics to express what someone is thinking in addition to the dialogue, which he uses throughout. We cannot always realize our wishes and thoughts (even about ourselves), and so, this story reinforces for us reality in the real world–what we hope, what is real, how we adapt or how we become lost . . . to ourselves and to others.

The photographic front cover of the two lovers certainly captures the essence of this story.

Other books by Peter Haase include Call of the Sea and Eleven Years Afloat. Several of Peter’s short stories are included in an anthology published by the Treasure Coast Writers Guild, Fort Pierce, Florida.

Reviewed by Kaye Trout - May 25, 2006 - Copyright


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