Book Review · OnlineBookClub · Romance

Breaking Sandcastles by Kirk Burris

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Genre: Romance
Publication Date: November 2, 2016
Rating: 5-star-review out of 5
OBC Rating: 4 out of 4 stars
Themes: Love, Fate, Trust, Compromise, Forgiveness, and Family

This book has been voluntarily reviewed for OnlineBookClub.

The review below is a shorter alternate version of my OBC one. If you’re curious, you can find my OBC review here: Breaking Sandcastles


Seventeen-year-old artistic Jonathan is ready to graduate high school, while career-driven Marion is laying out her art career path. The two meet and a spark flies. However, the age difference is something that one cannot ignore, especially in the 1960s.

After years of not seeing each other, the two stumble upon each other in the city of love, Paris. This time, the spark ignites and the two simply can’t ignore their true feelings.


This was such a sweet and tender love story. It was so easy to fall in love with both Jonathan and Marion, both as individuals and as a couple. They are both realistic and their love story is pure and one that many, I imagine, would love to experience. The storyline flowed so well and with ease, and the descriptions were perfectly written. 

Within this story, there are two different storylines. There’s the present and in the meantime, the past is delicately woven in. This technique of writing can be tricky to write and an easy way to confuse readers. However, I am happy to say that Burris does a beautiful job in presenting both timelines in a smooth and clear way.

What I also really liked about this book is the way it ended. Without spoilers, I found the ending to be fitting and it wonderfully tied the whole love tale beautifully.

Overall, I loved this read and I really enjoyed coming back to it each time I picked it up.

Yes, I would. To those who enjoy sweet and timeless romance.

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