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First Wheel in Town: A Victorian Cycling Club Romance (Tales of Chetzemoka) (Volume 1) Paperback – March 22, 2016

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Product Details

  • Series: Tales of Chetzemoka
  • Paperback: 134 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (March 22, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1537797921
  • ISBN-13: 978-1537797922
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,757,955 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a very sweet story from a very sweet lady. I have read a couple of her non-fiction books, and she does just as well with fiction. It's a well-written novella that is decently edited (I am a writer/editor, so I'm always aware of such). What I most appreciate is that it is not filled with garbage, shock value, or profanity. Don't get me wrong, those elements can work in a novel and I'm not an activist against them, but it's very refreshing to not have them (it gets old after while). We need more books like this, which have a bit more class than your standard affair these days.

I'm not sure that I agree with the review which stated something about the language usage being Victorian. I don't think that's really the case. If you read a novel written in the nineteenth century, chances are, you are going to get very formal, flowery, and sometimes overly wordy prose. Nothing wrong with that, but it can make for very slow reading at times when you are struggling with the language usage and flow of the words. That's not at all the case with Ms. Chrisman's book. It's not written in Victorian language, but more along the lines of modern language with a bit of 'flare' from past usage. It's certainly not slangy and overly lazy as with many modern authors. It tends to lean toward the formal side of English without becoming cumbersome. I'd say that overall, Ms. Chrisman has a pleasant writing voice that offers a hint of Victorian usage and romantic flare that flows very well. I'm a huge fan of English as used (written) prior to about 1850, so I can appreciate the little hint of the past in Ms. Chrisman's usage. But she certainly does not go full on in that direction.

Overall, as I said, a great story. If you like historical (specifically, Victorian era) fiction and sweet, light romance, you'll love this book. I could actually see this story making a good short movie.
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Squeaky clean, tickling humor and sweet romance in a short novella. What I appreciated most is the care with historic accuracy in her depiction of the Victorian culture. You will likely forget you are reading a modern author.
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I have enjoyed everything the author has written and this is no exception. Whether autobiographical or fiction, she has a clear voice and well researched style of writing. I look forward to future publications.
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This is a wonderful, quick read. A great story with history and a touch of romance. Ms. Chrisman does a wonderful job with her in-depth research bringing the story of the bicycle to life through her characters. Her attention to detail for the past is why I enjoy reading her books so much. I learn a lot about the period as well as enjoy a sweet, gentle read with a touch of action while reading this latest book from Ms. Chrisman. I look forward to future books from her.
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Carefully researched, illuminated by the author's personal experience and passions, and delightful to read. Couldn't pick a better way to spend and afternoon.

Looking forward to the next installment already!
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I was little suspicious about the book - is it for ladies only - or.. And I'm really happy to tell that First Wheel in Town was a one of the books I like to read again! It is so fresh, there is nice humor, and makes me very happy. I'm looking forward to read the next two books, (actually just started the next one.)
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I really enjoyed reading this. The author's enthusiasm for her subject gave it a freshness that is usually lacking in good professional writing. She is also exceptionally knowledgeable about the period that she is writing about. It's very high end amateur writing, and I'm not being disparaging when I say that. The strength of amateur writing is that it is freer than commercial writing.
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I like it! A fresh and delightful story, placed in victorian times, and a lovely couple. I hope there will be an update soon. Kitty should get a bicycle, too! ;-)
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