- File Size: 1195 KB
- Print Length: 320 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Just4kix Books (January 17, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 17, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HB6329C
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,309,505 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
With the Headmaster's Approval: a feel good story of secrets, scandals and second chances. Kindle Edition
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The story grabbed mefrom the beginning because things were happening right away, there was actionand there was dialogue, and there wasn't too much time spent filling me in onbackground before it was necessary. I loved the early phrase, "it would be likethe bird house in a zoo." I could imagine exactly how all the twittering youngladies would sound. Some of the other phrases, like "a permanent look of boredom- the default face of teenage girls" are unique and wonderfullydescriptive. I like that Mr. Wild comes across as somewhat a hardass inthe beginning. I'm pretty sure I'm going to like this guy.
The meeting of faculty and their introductions is a clever and very good way tolet me know about some of the key players without boring me. Their ways ofintroducing themselves told me all I initially need to know about them in justa few sentences. It also seems that Lisa is going to be the proverbial fly onthe wall, and I expect great insights from someone in a position to be easilyoverlooked.
The writing is strong and clear, and it's obvious that time has beenspent in cleaning up any initial mistakes or editing errors, always muchappreciated.
It moved at a fastpace, it gave just the amount of background I need to buy into the story, thecharacters are interesting, and it promises good things to come.
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I think it's a veryinteresting concept. I also think that there are lot of very diverse backgroundcharacters which will make the story even more fun to read. I like that it's nontraditional and that Adam is coming across a likable even though he is strict.I would definitely want to read more.
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Disclaimer: As an author I have communicated with the author, Jan Hurst-Nicholson, through writer threads and email, and upon completion of reading her work, I provided her a detailed critique. I indicated her voice as an author is very good, but at a few locations in the novel it was lost with too much description of the setting as the story line was suspended for a few pages. To my surprise the author immediately rewrote these parts of the book and sent them to me. The few misgivings I had with her work were immediately eliminated. She also has updated the book on Kindle to reflect these changes. Upon reading other reader reviews on Amazon for this work, I believe the few who posted negative reviews for this work probably would not have done so had they read the book with the changes that are now incorporated.
The governing body of an all girls school in England decides to place a former US naval officer as Head Teacher. When the girls return from school break they discover not only is the Head Teacher a male but one who has strict rules.
I loved how Ms. Hurst-Nicholson shared the relationship of the staff with the new man in charge but also how things changed for the school as a whole. I also enjoyed how the story seemed to diverge into little side stories and then would come back around again.
Warning: This book is for Mature Audiences due to Adult Situations including sexual relationships.