How I Came to Sparkle Again

How I Came to Sparkle Again

A Novel

Book - 2012
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Set in a Colorado ski town, Kaya McLaren's How I Came To Sparkle Again is a remarkable breakout novel that chronicles three people and their journey from loss to love; heartbreak to hope

Jill Anthony spent her young adulthood in the ski town of Sparkle, Colorado. But more than a decade has passed since she left when, only weeks after a very late miscarriage, she finds her husband in bed with another woman, she flees Austin, Texas for the town she knows: Sparkle.

Lisa Carlucci wakes up one morning after another night of meaningless sex, looks in the mirror and realizes that she no longer wants to treat her body like a Holiday Inn. She's going to hold out for love. The only problem is, love might come in the form of her ski bum best friend, who lives next door with his ski bum friends in a trailer known as "the Kennel."

Cassie Jones, at age ten, has lost her mother to cancer and no longer believes in anything anymore. She knows her father is desperately worried about her, and she constantly looks for messages from her deceased mother through the heart-shaped rocks they once collected in the streams and hills of Sparkle.

Three people at the crossroads of heartbreak and healing. Three lives that will be changed one winter in Sparkle. One tender, funny, tear-jerking novel you won't soon forget.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781250013873
Characteristics: xi, 337 p.


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Aug 20, 2017

My favorite novel of all times, with so many layers. It's light yet deep; hopeful, human and full of soul. I must have read it 5 or 6 times. definitely a great read.

Jan 11, 2016

This book reads like so many other romance novels.

May 10, 2015

SO good! Loved this read.

Oct 22, 2013

Everyone who loves to ski need to read this book! Great novel!

madison382 Apr 12, 2013

I really enjoyed this book.

Nov 17, 2012

I LOVED this book! Five stars! Anyone who likes Kristen Hannah and Nancy Thayer wilkl love it as well!

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