Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Can You Identify the Six Different Kinds of Love?

I can’t identify all the different kinds of love.  I can identify a few.  I am not blessed with the gift that Jane Williams has.  Sarah Jio in her most recent novel The Look of Love tells her story.


Ever since Jane was little she has seen a neurologist because of a condition which causes her to go blind temporarily. It is supposed to be a special gift that she received from a woman named Collette when she was a baby. Years later after the death of her mother she runs her mother’s flower shop.  Through her work Jane sees many different types of love and can often play confidante to those who enter the shop. Collette has said she must identify the six different kinds of love in this year or she may not find true love.  Can Jane do this and assist her friends?  Or is she doomed to spend the rest of her life single?

My Thoughts: 

Like always I enjoy any of Sarah Jio’s novels.  I found this one different than the rest because of its more contemporary atmosphere.    The novel also discusses the six different kinds of love which are:  Eros, Ludus, Storge, Pragma, Mania, and Agape.  How will she recognize actual love when she sees it?  I loved how the plot turned out.  
I loved how she intertwined six different character’s perception of love and their relationships.  The author seamlessly goes between each character.  I was disappointed with the pacing of the story. 

I look forward to her next novel! 



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