Review ~ Palisades Park by Alan Brennert
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This truly was another great Brennert story. I fell in love with his awesome story telling when I read Honolulu, then I went straight to Molokai, and now I’ve been kissed by Palisades Park. This look of the 30s through the early 70s was absolutely intriguing. The characters all stood out regardless of their capacity. The park itself was a main feature from the get go and truly made me wish I had the change to attend, but I was most likely still in womb when it closed.
In this story it is almost hard to tell who was the main character, Eddie or Toni, but they both carried the story forward and took me on a journey of a lifetime. Wars, high diving, first loves, equality fights, divorces, and finding ones happiness in life. There was a huge lesson in the book that I heard loud and clear and it was to always follow your dreams. I love strong women main characters and Toni sure was fierce and determined. My kind of girl. Her father, Eddie, was an amazing man, and I’m so glad he got his happy ending. I can’t state enough how every character will stick with you and leave you thinking of them as time passes.
Incredible book and one I would recommend to everyone!