Thursday, February 6, 2014

submitted again

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

3 Star review for Foul Play

Author Betsy Brannon Green
Let me start out by saying that I am a fan of Betsy Brannon Green.  I love her books set in Midway/Haggerty, Georgia.  I love the characters and the setting.  I have read all three books and hoping there will be another.

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.