Friday, February 10, 2012

Far Away Home, an American Historical Novel by Susan Denning

Far Away Home, an American Historical Novel by Susan Denning

Again Amazon was able to hook me in with an exciting synopsis, enticing cover and exceeding low price.  I was in the mood to read something new and fresh, so I bit the hook.

The story took place in a time after the Civil War when Americans began to move west.  Aislynn became an orphan at age sixteen and longed to move west to follow her heart.  She thought her heart belonged to Tim who was in Utah.  Johnny, patient Johnny who loved her and was willing to wait, wouldn't let he make the grueling trip alone. 

This is the standard case of a new author with a great story line but lacking the skills to tell it. The book was poorly edited. Characters suddenly became a part of scene they hadn't previously entered.  Names mysteriously changed in mid stream.  I had to finish just in case something magical would happen.  It didn't.  Someday I'll learn.  In this case I got a good lesson in what not to do.

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