The Cleaner's Daughter Kindle Edition
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- Publication Date : August 9, 2019
- File Size : 3225 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : 2 Librans Publishing (August 9, 2019)
- ASIN : B07VVTDFPZ
- Print Length : 259 pages
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,206,982 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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This is my first book by this author and is a powerful story about revenge and the (family) ties that bind.
Veronica de Winters formerly known as Ronnie Danvers is a woman who was wronged when she was young and is now on the road to revenge. Raised by a loving and hardworking mother, Ronnie was a smart girl and worked as hard as her mum. A sudden turn of events changed her life and she vowed to get back at the people she deemed responsible for her heartbreak.
“Always do better than your opponents, whatever it is, always have something up your sleeve that will trump them.”
This book is written in the third person narrative of which isn’t really to my liking. I think that writing a story this way lessens the impact of the drama and emotional scenes an author wants to convey to her readers. I couldn’t feel the character’s inner thoughts and I missed this connection with Vee. The author wrote Vee’s character as a smart, cunning and ambitious girl who grows up to be a powerhouse of a woman. I like books that portray a strong heroine, one that is not perfect and has hidden flaws. What I wasn’t so keen on was the choppy way it was narrated. It would have been better if the timelines had been divided into chapters instead of paragraphs which confused me at some point or other. (A note to the author, I believe that the correct phrase is “air quotes” and not “air commas”.)
The secondary characters sometimes eclipse the heroine. Lorcan and his partner Ian, Vee’s guardians, is the perfect balance to Vee’s stoic persona. Alistair Gerrard is the romantic interest and features in the early chapters but does not appear again until the last quarter of the story thus, he is more of a secondary character in my opinion. Then you have Nick as the wonderful father who gives Vee a new start in life and Imelda, his wife, who doesn’t seem to be the stereotypical evil stepmother.
There is some romance thrown in the story but this tale is all about Vee De Winters, her childhood, her loss and her rise to power. I am giving Vee’s story an added half a star because even though there were more than a few errors, the plot and storyline is brilliant.
I didn’t know what to expect when I began reading and I was pleasantly surprised and easily captivated by this compelling story of family devotion and revenge.
Even though there’s romance, I found it to be a poignant story of a woman’s empowerment as she takes matters into her own hands to right a wrong done to her family.
This is a young woman’s journey through time, and the sacrifices she’s willing to make for her family, particularly her mother.
The writing was powerful and exciting. The characters were well developed and Vee aka Ronnie’s character touched me deeply.
There were elements of the story which made it a little confusing to follow. For instance certain time frame passages which would have made it easier to understand if it was a different chapter instead of a paragraph. However, it didn’t take away from enjoying the story!