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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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About the Author
Sarah A. Chrisman is an author specializing in late Victorian history and has written a number of books on the subject. She lives in Port Townsend, Washington state's Victorian seaport, in a house built in 1888. She incorporates as much Victorian technology and culture into her daily life as possible, and her personal experiences add vibrancy and realism to her works.
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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.
Looking forward to the next installment already!
Very easy to read with a lot of knowledge of the Victorian aera and with a dose of a great humor
I enjoyed all her books
Thanks for sharing your personal experiences
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