Friday, February 8, 2008

First Impressions

First Impressions

On Second Thought Robinson Wells

This book starts out with Walt Stewart being dumped by his girlfriend who decided to marry his roommate instead of him. Walt runs far and fast away from his past and automatically takes a job offer to go to a small town named Alamitos in New Mexico. Here he discovers the charm and frustrations of small town life. A romance develops between him and a woman named Clara. Clara is an astronomy student working at the observatory outside of town. The observatory is strongly disliked in the town because the land was once used for cattle ranging, small town politics and prejudice make work hard for Clara and baffle Walt. Mysterious events, and mishaps are regularly occurring on the observatory premises. Some of them may even threaten the Astronomy workers. Walt sets out to keep Clara safe and discovers a secret that leads to a murder attempt on his life.

This book is hilarious. I picked it up more than once when I was looking for something good to read. This wasn’t a book that I absolutely had to finish because I had to find out what happened. Yet, I liked the characters, the setting, and the quirky humor of the small town environment. The book is a little random at times, but still the story telling is charming. A fun romantic comedy with a little bit of suspense on the side.

Wells also blogs on the Six LDS Writer's and a Frog blog.


Tristi Pinkston said...

This book is a fun read -- I enjoyed Wake Me When It's Over a bit better, though.

Heather B. Moore said...

Very funny writer. I haven't read this first one, but I've read Wells other two books and thoroughly enjoyed them.