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The Art of Love (The Golden City Book 1) Kindle Edition
What Amazon Readers are saying:
"The book is well written, well developed and well paced. Scenes are described so vividly they can be easily pictured. Characters are believable and emotions are heartfelt. An excellent book, highly recommended."
"Heart touching and melting is wonderful. Great tale of struggle and love. Every moment counts with this author. Amazing the way she evokes feelings!"
"Though this is only the second novel of hers that I've read, I'm even more gratified than I was after the first. Her character development, historical setting & plot line is such that I am totally enthralled. I read alot & it's been years since I've come across an author who displays such finesse at her craft. I highly recommend this author & can't wait to read more of her work."
"The Art of Love: Origin of Sinner's Grove by A.B. Michaels weaves a story of love, lust, betrayal, and sacrifice that kept me on edge often unsure whether to cheer or boo a character's decisions as I waited to see if those decisions would succeed or fail."
From the Author
- ASIN : B00K5C0JYA
- Publisher : Red Trumpet Press (May 4, 2014)
- Publication date : May 4, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 1804 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 466 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0997520167
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #550,701 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This is the first book of a trilogy. Although I did enjoy it, I'm not that interested in following up in the series. I felt satisfied with the ending, and don't feel compelled to know more, which is why I've given it 4 stars.
The Art of Love was an enjoyable, fast paced historical romance. The story is exciting and thrilling until the very end. The banter and teasing between Gus and Lia is funny as well as romantic. The friends in their lives are equally interesting and I look forward to seeing them get their own stories or make appearances in the other books. I enjoyed every bit of the story and eagerly turned each page to see if the questions swirling around them would be answered. Even the aspects of the story that seemed out of place, it fit. It also shows that despite that most of the society of the day may have accepted or played by the social conventions of the time, doesn’t mean everyone did. Overall, it was a great story, a great start to a series. I look forward to continuing the series. I highly recommend The Art of Love.
The Art of Love
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The Art of Love brings together such different locations and characters and personalities and melds them like the melting pot of civilization that they were and continue to be. Michaels' deft hand shares the cultural high points of San Francisco in the early 1900s through art and food and construction and shipping. You taste Lia's fervent desire to establish herself as an artist, Gus's need for love and family despite his rise to wealth, and the minor characters of Sandy and Will are far from cardboard and show depth and compassion and great loyalty.
The satisfying ending came about much too soon. I wished the book could have gone on longer.
I thought the writing was pretty good, but it had a weird quirk. The "ing" at the end a verb was replaced with "in' " at random. Example: "He wasn't a prayin' man, but he made a mental note to thank God for watching over his little girl, keeping her healthy and happy and safe." This happens throughout the book in both the dialogue and the narrative. Why???????
I didn't care for the ending. First, the author introduces a new character that the detective agency should have interviewed years ago but for the sake of fiction didn't. That's lazy. And the ending scene has a dramatic element that just adds to the stress of the situation but has nothing to do with the plot.
For those who care, there's sex before marriage, but it's easy to miss if you're a fast reader. It's not described at all.
As another reviewer points out, the author doesn't stay in the time period.
I didn't finish the story after it became trashy. Lia deserves better and Gus shouldn't have become a pig.