Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Color of Ice” by Barbara Linn Probst, She Writes Press, October 2022

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Wow! Barbara Linn Probst, the author of “The Color of Ice” has written a memorable and thought-provoking novel. I love how the author vividly describes the stunning landscape, and scenery through sensory detail. The author is a master at describing creativity, and various forms of art. The theme throughout is symbolic and shows contrasts. The timeline for this story is set in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events. The author describes her dramatic characters as flawed, complicated, complex, and secretive.

Cathryn is a widow, mother, and career photographer, who travels to Iceland for a photo shoot with Mack, an artistic glassblower, who captures the blue icebergs in glass. I appreciate the author researching this topic in this art form. Just like life there are comparisons, cold and hot, birth and death, the beginning and end, love and hate. Both Cathryn and Mack have turned off many emotional feelings. Both have secrets. Cathryn, through her camera gets expressive artistic photographs.

Cathryn and Mack do communicate through art, and start spending time together. There are some obstacles to their relationship, and both have to learn to deal with problems from their past, and forgive and move on. Cathryn and Mack do have chemistry and passion.

There are twists and turns, and unpredictable tragic events. The author discusses the importance of family, love and hope. I highly recommend this amazing novel.

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