A different plot, different characters, different genre, and better writing would have helped.
A different plot, different characters, different genre, and better writing would have helped. If this is an example of her work, then simply a warning not to read it would have sufficed.
Boring, snoozy, annoying.
Not really. I'm sure there are people (from reading the reviews, which I wish I had done before buying the book) who enjoy this kind of writing, but I'm not one of them. Conversations with "Lovely"? Seriously? The only reason I finished it was because I was trapped in a car with it.
This book should have been categorized as a Christian Romance novel with an unbelievable 'mystery' subplot. I never heard of Dee Henderson and the 'blurb' on the book left me unprepared for its content.
I really like this book. Fascinating characters, great plot and a sweet story.I love Dee Henderson books!!
I would try another only if it wasnt packed with "talking to god"
Maybe....Needs to be labeled "spiritual" as a warning
Hes a great narrator
Its an ok read just too much about her characters talking to god and how god is the main person in their lives. Needs to be reclassified under "spiritual reading"
The only one I think of as 'Better'; and that's only if there has to be a 'better' would be a toss up between True Valor and Undetected. While I could poke some technical holes in either one of these three; the bottom line is still, all three of them are breath taking in creativity, Plot, and most of all a clear view of True Romance! Nice Job Ann! ... uh, Dee!!!
the way they referenced God and their relationships with him or her.
there was absolutely no chemistry between the characters.
the way they bargained over the marriage. who talks like that?
ha... a total rewrite.
While looking for another book, I noticed I had this one, but didn't know it was in a series, so now I guess I have to start from the first book, and listen to this one again...
This book really didn't stand out at all in its genre. I'm not one of those people who try to figure out the story from the opening chapter. I like to listen (or read) and let the story unfold. That being said, this story line was rather predictable and frankly not all that well put together. I was disappointed based on the premise. I also felt that the introduction of religion into the story was rather contrived and didn't add value. .
The ending was especially anti-climactic. It was clear for hours in advance where the story was going and I just hoped that it would make the journey there exciting. But to me the ending was a big fizzle.
I have read almost everything Dee Henderson has ever written and think she's immensely talented. That said, this book was not her at her best. The main character was a writer and in the story she is the author of the O'Malley series (another series Henderson wrote). The constant praise of her O'Malley series in the book was so prolific, I actually felt embarrassed for Dee. The constant doting on her writing and compliments about how talented she (Ann, the author who Dee Henderson kind of modeled after herself) felt arrogant and unlike her.
Note to authors everywhere. If you're writing a book about someone (who's modeled after yourself), don't sing your own praises. Let someone else do it...outside the book. You're better than that.