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An Engrossing and Pleasant Read
on June 28, 2009
Ordinarily, I do not give a running commentary on plot lines like many reviewers, since that is best left to other commentators. I am more impressed with the technicality of writing than reviewing a plot line. I must say, this is one book I will put aside and will definitely pick up later for an enjoyable re-read. It has everything I like in an historical Romance novel. The writer has an educated, professional approach, and more importantly, a love of the English language. The dialog flows naturally and with a certain passion I respect in a writer. All too often in this genre, one has to struggle through the editing of the text and content to get involved in the meat of the story. Some writer's are sloppy in their editing, which brings me down faster than a speeding bullet, but that is not the case with this talented writer. The reader is kept engrossed in the ethos and passion of this story from cover to cover. The protagonists are believable and empathetic. The historical setting is accurate and well written. The text is free from mistakes and errors, all of which allows the reader to lose himself or herself in the story. That, in essence, is what writing is all about, that ability to transport your reader into the lives of your creations, that ability to suspend reality, elicit empathy, and entertain. The love scenes are tender, believable and not overburdened with detailed descriptions of physiology. I am looking forward to this writer's next work of fiction with great anticipation. You will not be disappointed. I highly recommend this work and this writer.