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After attending three different universities without managing to square a degree, she decided to the next logical thing; become a writer. Always on the lookout for her next adventure, in print or reality, she dreams of one day proving to the masses that everything really is better in Texas.
She is the author of the Heaven's Edge series, Stay and Silver Hollow. To stay tuned, please have a gander at her website: http://jennifersilverwood.com
Top Customer Reviews
The problem with this book is that it reads like it's part of a series..book 2 or 3, not the first one. I even searched several times to see if I was missing a previous book, but no. Whoever edited this was obviously too familiar with the story and had the author cut out essential descriptions. Let me explain.
Whenever you read a series (such as the Sookie Stackhouse books, Anita Blake, etc), you'll notice that the author will use descriptions to help the first time reader catch up with the previous plot and characters. That's what happened here except it was done way too often and without cause. It was the assumption that you knew the past storylines that got to me. Obviously, whoever edited this had told the author to cut down on the writing and she did it by giving existing storylines short shrift. It was irritating and kept me from finishing the novel. I felt like I was jumping in the middle of a story and missing the beginning.
I truly don't understand the high ratings this book received from others. It was horrible.
Silver Hollow is a book that you will make you wonder what you are reading, in a good way. You get lost in this magical world and you are drawn in by the different types of creatures and the different language they speak. You start off by meeting Amie, who writes paranormal books for a living. Years after her parents' death, she receives a letter from her uncle, urging her to come visit him in England. Walking home in the dark, Amie is attacked and stabbed in the chest. She is rescued by a man in the shadows and he brings her back from the brink of death. It was that night that she decided she would listen to her uncle and go and visit him.
Once Amie arrives, her world is turned upside down. What she thought were only dreams and fairy tales, turned out to be very true. Amie meets her uncle, Henry, and their family bond grows. Although she learns of her nixy, which is the inner energy within every being, she still has many questions about this world she has found herself in.
I recommend this book for those who love a great fantasy romance novel. Silver Hollow is filled with all sorts of mystical creatures and plenty of romance. This book seems to be slow at first, but really it is all build up and keeps you reading. The language that was used did take a bit to get used to but luckily there is a mini glossary in the back of the book, in case you aren't sure what certain terms mean. Silver Hollow was such an amazing read and I am really glad I picked it up. I haven't read something so magically delightful in a long time.Read more ›
Silver Hollow began with such a Southern air, with barn parties, friends with the accent, the funny sayings and the whole shebang. As it continues, Amie (our main character) get's plucked from the only place she has ever known (or so she believes) and is planted under the castle roof of her Uncle Henry, who she has resented and ignored since her parents death.
The beginning of the book though usual does really draw you in. And it's not only because of the events occurring but also because of Jenn's writing style. It's different and carries a sort of Jane Austen flare. That Jane Austen flare sort of confused me when the book started. Instead of imagining the 21st century, I sometimes tilted towards the 17th century, and then it was a short cycle of that until Amie's departure from the States and to the UK, which then made the writing style, fit it perfectly. I cannot blame Jenn for trying to keep the writing as consistent as possible throughout the book.
For the characters, I absolutely loved Uncle Henry. He was so sweet, funny and the type of fatherly figure everyone needs in his or her life, even if it's just his or her Uncle. Amie was a wonderful character to follow and held all the traits a protagonist should have, including the annoying bit (but only sometimes).Read more ›
Silver Hollow is the story of Amie (aka Jessamiene, aka Jessie) as she discovers her real land of birth and magic heritage. While I found high positives, I also found fairly significant negatives with Silver Hollow. So as to end on a high note in this review, I will begin with the issues I had that really made this a 3-star book for me.
My opening sentence identified one of the issues that I had with this read--and that is with how often a single person or type of people was known by two, or even three, names. Amie is Jessamiene, is Jessie, and so forth. For this reader, the constant change of names made the story difficult to follow. A directly related issue was the use of made up terms. Oddly, this is both a positive and a negative point for Silver Hollow. As I am addressing the down-sides for starters, I will add here that it took some figuring to decipher these coined terms. I could have looked at the end for a glossary at the outset, but by the time I realized it was there, I had already spent some time trying to read beyond them. . . .
There were some editing issues, which for the most part I was able to overlook. They do make for funny lines, such as "She had always been a scrawny thing ever since she was born." Yes, "always" would mean that there had never been a time when she had not been scrawny, in which case, she would have been scrawny since birth. Or, "Rather than seeing the beginnings of endless heather-swept moors, stout trees hugged the road instead.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An enchanting and intricate read; Silver Hollow is surely a magical word, and following our main character, Amie, takes concentration. Read more
This book takes you through a lot of twists and turns but also uses your imagination to take you to another time and place just like you fell down the rabbit whole.Published 18 months ago by Michelle Thompson
This book was amazing. I am excited to learn if there may be a series to this book. I was engrossed to the point I felt like I was living through the characters.Published 19 months ago by alyssa
I almost didn't read this, but I am so glad I decided to. This offered a new take on so many things. Normally I breeze through books. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Kindle Customer
I would suggest my granddaughters and my friends. I found it so interesting that I have read it twice and listened to it while traveling. I really enjoyed it.Published 20 months ago by honey bear
I won a copy of this book in Elle Casey's Springtime Indie Book Giveaway.
It took me nearly 2 months to get through, because unfortunately I did not care for it at all. Read more
Amie Wentworth (Jessie) is a struggling writer with a good chore group of friends that she considers her family. She receives a mysterious invitation to visit her uncle. Read morePublished on November 24, 2013 by Beth
(Source: I won a copy of this book. Thanks to author Jennifer Silverwood.)
27-year-old Aime is an author, and has only 3 weeks to get the draft of her next book to her agent. Read more
Well I must say that I found this book hard to write a review for and usually I am not lost for words. Read morePublished on July 9, 2013 by Nereid
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