Hello everyone. I have been a little lazy, but did finally resubmit my novel An English Summer to another publisher. I submitted it to Covenant Books here in Utah. Wish me well that they like the story and will accept it for publication.
I am still working on Lily's story, but it's taking longer than anticipated. Lily has been silent lately, and I don't know what she wants me to tell the readers. She'll wake up soon, I'm sure of it.
Monday, February 3, 2014
|Author Betsy Brannon Green|
With that said, I am sure you are wondering why she only got three stars for her book Foul Play. Well, it just really wasn't worth any more than that. I was in Segull Books and found her book on CD. I hadn't listened to a book before, but thought why not. I'll give it a chance. It said it was unabridged, which is good. I would not want to miss anything.
But I felt like I did miss things. It just felt so shortened and truncated. A few other things I didn't like was the voice of the woman who read the book. It was so sugary that I was afraid I may have gotten diabetes just from listening to it. Also, it was the worse Southern accent I ever heard anyone fake. Just sad all around.
There was nothing surprising in the story. No twists or turns that I didn't see coming and just a bit too much LDS. It was a little preachy. The good thing was it was a clean read. Maybe this is one of her first books before the Midway/Haggerty books and her writing has improved and that's why I like the other books better.
You may like the story and writing, but I just don't feel as if it was her best. There was just too much lacking for my taste. I will look for other books she has written, but will not worry about this one any more. I wish her well and look forward to more Kennedy Killingsworth stories.