Thursday, 11 December 2014

Book Review: Crazy on You by Rachel Gibson

Crazy on You (Goodreads)
I had higher hopes for this book. It had the potential to be a great novella with enjoyable characters and a fun plot. Letting the reader's imagination take the romance to the next step can add to a shorter text.  Unfortunately I found this book too stuffed with erotic clutter that ruined the sensual flow of the story.

I also have a difficult time when the text of a new or seasoned author is filled with errors. Whether it is the lack of editors due to software dependence or laziness in human detecting, it irks me to no end to see misspelled words, incorrect grammar, and simple punctuation mistakes. Writers and the publishing community need to be more diligent in the editing phase; readers of all ages are watching what is put upon these pages. Is a good story not worth the extra time and effort to make it the best it can be? I sure think so. What do you think?
~ cross-posted on Goodreads

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Book Review: The Mistress of Normandy by Susan Wiggs

The Mistress of Normandy (Goodreads)
Amidst the fight of French and English land rights, we see the French Bois-Long maiden fall in love with the English baron who lays claim to her land, her home, and her heart - the latter being the most difficult to acquire.
Filled with action, adventure, and minor characters that are as well-written as the hero and heroine, I highly recommend this book for those who enjoy a setting that draws you in, characters to grow with, and a plot that takes you through a lifetime of tears and joy in between two covers.
I am happy to be a biased reader as I am a new fan of Susan Wiggs. Well done.
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~ cross-posted on Goodreads