- File Size: 981 KB
- Print Length: 65 pages
- Publisher: eKensington (November 24, 2014)
- Publication Date: November 24, 2014
- Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00KM9O6RW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,409,834 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Christmas at Thorncliff Towers (The Cursed Princes) Kindle Edition
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*** It was a pleasure to read this short novella and I was able to complete it in a couple of hours. Normally, I do not like novella’s because they are so short and my preference is to get totally involved in the characters lives and emotions. However, with that said, CHRISTMAS AT THORNCLIFF TOWERS, in spite of the short length, kept me captivated for the entire time. Yes it was short but in that time, the author was able to bring forth and flesh out the main characters as well as their motivations. Basically this story is about trying to do a good thing, and having it backfire in your face as Karina found out. All in all it was not only very well written but the pace was quite remarkable.
Bottom line: For a quick and entertaining holiday read, CHRISTMAS AT THORNCLIFF TOWERS would be a perfect break to indulge yourself away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Very good short story!
Marilyn Rondeau for www.ck2skwipsandkritiques.com
This story deals with two gypsies, Constantin and Karina. He is trustworthy and noble, while she is not so much. Much of this story is about trying to do the right thing the wrong way; in the process, others are hurt. Hand in hand with this is the theme of forgiveness. The author affirmed these ideas in a curiously remarkable way.
From the author’s note, this story is loosely based on Brothers Grimm’s Hansel and Gretel fairy tale, but only in the broadest sense. There are two lifelong friends, a boy and a girl. Hunger within a camp even causes the main conflict. And yes, there is even a witch, but hold on, what a delightful surprise that is. No fiery ovens in this story.
Copy provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
Many characters are introduced, that did not have relevance to the story. There is a supposed villain in the story, but he's portrayed as a bad man, but with a love for his new wife. He even at one point, helps the hero get to the heroine, Karina. Everything just comes together so easily at the end with the hero and heroine falling into bed with each other. The scene is somewhat graphic and some of the explicit content actually turned me off, instead of exciting me. That's never a good thing.
There is quite a bit of telling, instead of showing. While there is a lot of description of the hero's attributes, they read more like a laundry list.
I never enjoy writing a negative review, but I can't love every book I read. I personally never give a rating below 3*** stars, even if I probably should. The story does have a "Happily Ever After", which is somewhat satisfying. Happy reading!
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