An incredible voice and love of Opera took Ingrid away from her family, sending her to Paris where she became an Opera star and idol. Now, years later, her voice is failing and her husband, Damian, is waiting. Seeking to reconnect, the couple takes a vacation at the famed and awe inspiring Fallingwater House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Beautiful enough to be considered the eighth wonder of the World, this house serves as the unspoken witness to a drama 20 years in the making. Danielle, their grown daughter, has accompanied them, spiking tension and tempers as she faces the woman who essentially abandoned long ago. As beauty surrounds them, an unexpected visitor will make the estranged family face the past, each other and their future as shocking secrets are revealed, galvanizing events that will change all of them – forever.
Here’s What Several Reviewers Had To Say:
I thought ‘Fallingwater’ was an incredibly unique read. Somehow historical yet contemporary, the story takes the reader through the woes of the complicated relationship between Ingrid and her husband, Damian, in a compelling setting. While they try to break the tension in their relationship, outside factors turn an already strained relationship more complicated. This results in a captivating story that takes a very realistic look at life, love, and the events that change us all.
I found David Taylor’s writing had a way of drawing detailed images in the reader’s mind. His descriptive yet readable style made for smooth reading that makes you forget you’re not at Fallingwater House yourself. But more than anything else in the book, I loved the complex relationships between the characters—not just Damian and Ingrid. They all seemed much more realistic that way.
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The complex relationships and exceptionally well rounded characters in this historical romance really elevate it above the pack. Ingrid and Damian’s relationship is a familiar one, strained and tense after years of neglect, but not without hope that things can be better. The relationship between Ingrid and daughter Danielle is considerably worse. It’s obvious from the start that while the couple has come to Fallingwater to rekindle what they once had, Danielle has zero interest in handing out second chances to a mother who has hurt her more times than she can count. The addition of George into the mix further tightens the tension as Ingrid’s hatred still burns hot while Danielle is inexplicably drawn to the older man. Ingrid’s mind is all over the place as she desperately tries to hang on to a daughter she never had a hold of, and her actions lead to the unexpected, and unthinkable.
It’s gripping and raw and totally compelling, an emotional rollercoaster filled with desperate people looking for love and messing everything up along the way. The relationships are complex and messy, just like real ones tend to be, and the characters draw you into their little world and hold you there to the very end. Fantastic read that I’ll be revisiting again.
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I’m drawn to historical romances written by authors who get that for most of us who love historical novels the devil is in the detail. Author David Taylor has no problem whatsoever with that concept.
This book is full of historical nuance and subtext. I love it to bits from about page two forward not to say I didn’t have an inkling on page one I was reading awesomeness.
The dialogue is a strong part of this story in my opinion it helps to move the story line forward so there are no huge gaps of endless narration with POV changing on a dime.
Over all the rewriting is excellent and the book is well edited always an unexpected bonus these days with non-distracting formatting. I call it the Trifecta of Kindle. I have to say in closing I do love a good protagonist and let me tell you this book has one in spades.