Lucy Scarborough is seventeen when she discovers that the women of her family have been cursed through the generations, forced to attempt three seemingly impossible tasks or to fall into madness upon their child's birth. How can Lucy succeed when all of her ancestors have tried and failed? But Lucy is the first girl who won't be alone as she tackles the list. She has her fiercely protective foster parents beside her. And she has Zach, whose strength amazes her more each day. Do they have enough love and resolve to overcome an age-old evil? Insipired by the ballad "Scarborough Fair," this spellbinding novel combines suspense, fantasy, and romance for an intense and masterfully original tale.
I found Impossible by Nancy Werlin, beautiful written. I loved the characters and the cover (the one above is the cover that I have there is another cover also). This story has an underlying drive that made the story intensely interesting, and enjoyable. The idea that it came from the song "Scarborough Fair" was amazing, and I had to go look up this song, because I had never heard it before. My reading habits traditionally don't lead me to pick a book up like this, but I was happy I did.
Lucy or Lucinda Scarborough (Also the name of the character of the book I read before this one (The Amaranth Enchantment)) was an amazing courageous character, I don't know if I could do what she did. She did some amazing complicated tasks and even having the strength to try them was amazing. Zach Greenfield, Lucy's best friend since she was younger was also an incredible character, taking on his hero complex as his dad would say was one thing I loved about him. Not only that but Zach stepped up to the plate when some others might not have. Making him a guy any girl would love to have on their side when they are dealing with something like Lucy was. Other than that her foster parents, Leo and Soledad were also incredibly crafted supportive parent characters. As another blog, Mindful Musings, that I follow noted, Leo and Soledad are one of the only non absent supportive parents that she (and I) have seen in all the novels that she (and I) have read. Leo and Soledad are one of the greats crafted book parents ever, and if I ever had to say I like someones book parents it would be these two. They do everything in their power to assist Lucy (and at times Zach) on their journey making their ability to be two great parents.
I highly suggest this book to anyone, and if you don't read it you will be missing out on a really enjoyable suspenseful romance fantasy book. A hence I give it a four music note rating.
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Here's the Video Trailer and the Song that started it all!