Tuesday, June 9, 2015


Prepare to feel and cry. Waypoint 90 offers an in-depth look at the power of redemption through love; a story of passion and romance, of political intrigue and suspense, of friendship and loyalty where the sea plays a pivotal role, drawing the characters, each in their own way, to the Florida Keys to fulfill their destinies. Michael Bean leaves his high-pressured, high profile life and unhappy marriage for a simple life fishing and chartering. After a successful escape from Castro's Cuba, Diana de la Vega brings her son to the place closest to her old life and her jailed husband, caught during his own escape attempt. Diana's son finds a father figure in Michael. And Michael and Diana find each other. Meanwhile, Diana's husband is offered an unexpected chance to escape his island prison. However, Diana must ask Michael's help to send a boat for the man she both dreads and longs to see. Caught in the Mariel boatlift, events rock the characters as the sea unleashes its fury and demands the ultimate sacrifice. A bittersweet epilogue brings readers gently to the shore.

Reviewed by: Celia
Rating: 2 stars


Review: Story revolves around a boy named Johnny and his upbringing in the Florida Keys. Water seemed to have been an obsession for him, a calling really.

The story had a slow, uninspiring start for me, even though the language seemed to have an enriching ode to the sea. I suspect that this started off as a screenplay because not only did it have a cast of characters listed before the prologue (you almost never see that in a book,) but it also somewhat read like screenplay with its pedestrian schematic.

Basically, this is a fishermen's tale with the entanglement of love--love for a woman, love for your parents, love for the water.

For me, the story could've been an interesting read, but it just didn't quite make it there.

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