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Sunday, June 6, 2010
Book Review: Love on a Dime
The story is of a secret dime novelist, a young woman who is writing dime novels behind her families’ back. With the advent of an old lover and a conniving man on her trail to expose her identity, will her secret be uncovered?
Aside from the three star rating, I did find enjoyment and the story was a premise that I enjoy in today’s fiction.
But I also really couldn’t get into the book. The characters didn’t draw me personally as much as I would have liked. They were different from each other and I understood their motivation and their lessons learned, but they didn’t become real to me.
The dialogue seemed forced. I don’t know how the characters would have talked in the Gilded age and maybe it is very authentic, but to me it just didn’t flow naturally.
Aside from that the ending was good. It ended with a bang and has me wondering for what will happen to the characters in book two. The secondary characters played along with the main characters very nicely and weren’t just cardboard cutouts next to the main.
A good novel and I want to thank the publishers for my copy to review. This review is my honest opinion.
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