Falling off the Wind by Richard Meibers was given to me for a free review by The Cadence Group. This is the author’s fourth novel he has written. “Falling off the wind: a sailboat falls off the wind when it points its bow further from the eye of the wind. The opposite of heading up into the wind. “
I have to admit I am not much of a sailboat fan or wanting to read much, although this novel was very educating in the ways of sailing. There were many words I would look up as to understand what the writing meant. The book talks in “Spanish” at times so if you are not aware of how to speak the language it can set you off into a different direction.
The Schooner is a sailing boat with two or more masks and 50 year old Clement Scheutz and Samantha sail the named Panacea. It is a boat which they bought and wanted to rebuild because it is a 65 foot wooden-hulled boat built in the 1920′s that was used as a British racing boat. Not married but together is Samantha and Clement. Samantha is much younger and after seven years on the Schooner at sea they begin to have doubts of each other’s lives and the lives they chose together sailing. In order to continue to sail as they both love to do, they go to the coast of Puerto Rico and try to make money to keep sailing, eat, get supplies and continue their love of sailing.
The story takes through a love story and a horrible hurricane (Hugo) which hits Culebra bringing with it destruction no one could ever imagine.
My friend Jomar Hilario sent me this email and I was hoping that we all could share how we feel about it?
I want this blog to be about book and book reviews…but I do have to use my EYES, and talk about other loves of mine too.
As the Holiday’s approach I wanted to share my Feelings…I don’t mean to be down but I have no job and no money and I did not get or give any gifts. I have to say this is the worst Christmas ever in my 45 years in History of Life on Earth. My only goal is to get or find a job. Bless all of you…
Definitely you should never THINK of what to blog about. I’ve talked to hundreds of people and you know what -thinking about what to blog about NEVER WORKS.
Do you collect anything? Like postcards, stamps, photos of bathtubs, cellphones, love letters?
How about trading cards, tv shows, pirated (!) dvds, girl power novels?
Blog about these.
P.S. If you collect NOTHING, then blog about your greatest problem. When you blog about it however, please be very very graphic. Consider it Therapy. :) Include pictures and details. And I don’t mean one blog post only. Make it 10-20 posts detailing your problems in life.
Friendship, success, family, purpose and love. (Oh yeah, and a sexy body.) Everybody wants some of that, right? This blog is about one woman's endeavor to find, and deal with, all of those things — and the never-ending struggle to keep her apartment clean.