- File Size: 539 KB
- Print Length: 211 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Write from the Heart Publications (June 10, 2012)
- Publication Date: June 10, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008AFPGII
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,177,975 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Transplanting Holly Oakwood Kindle Edition
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Di Jones has a gift for using words and images that create a richness in an exceptional, descriptive style. She also tells a good story and has a knack for giving the readers just the right details to help us picture the scene. The story flows beautifully with a light touch that makes it easy to read. Once I'd started it, I couldn't put it down.
Holly Oakwood runs from England to Los Angeles, California when she finds her boyfriend is two timing her with her best friend. In her new job, her boss the Trade Commissioner, Brittany Brooke doesn't like her, and to make her look bad in the eyes of their boss, Guy Cutler, she gives her product lines that are impossible to place in the USA market or with insufficient time to complete it.
Adapting to her new life away from family friends and anything she knows, Holly makes friends with Charlie, a great hair stylist, but not so good in the relationship area. At a fundraiser she makes a spectacle of herself and the next day finds out that it is her new department head boss, returned from one of his many international flights. She believes his interest is pity. Compared to the beautiful but money and status grubbing Brittany what else is she supposed to think?
My own peeves nearly stopped me from reading past the first few pages. My suggestion? Keep reading. The novel quickly changes direction and I had a fun time reading it. Ms. Jones uses multiple point of view characters. It is easy to keep up with what is happening in the novel and what motivates each character. I liked the way she showed the USA compared to England without feeling "too" offended by some of the judgments. LOL.
I enjoyed reading this book despite the similarities to Bridget (you can tell I'm a Bridget fan, right?). However, I had to agree with one or two of the reviews here in that the American characters in the novel didn't come across as being believable because the "American" lingo was missing. Certain words and phrases the characters used were not at all American, but more British/NZ or Aussie. I read the author lived in the US for a while, but she didn't quite pull off the colloquialism. This is why it's best to stick to one's own country unless one is very familiar with the local slang and culture. I thought the author captured the environment of LA quite well though. Having been there myself for a while, I have to agree this is how I perceived it too, but then, I'm not American.
One last thing--the play for Holly between the two male protagonists Charlie and Guy was too closely reminiscent of the interchange between Daniel Cleaver and Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones, and this is yet another reference about being careful not to take too much from another author's novel. The other thing that threw me was Charlie's manner.Read more ›
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