Countess of Sunhillow

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (8 of 8)
Location: Switzerland


Top Reviewer Ranking: 960,652 - Total Helpful Votes: 8 of 8
The House of Memories by Monica McInerney
The House of Memories by Monica McInerney
What I admire most about this rich, intelligent and wonderfully crafted book is the way I got dragged along, in real time, through Ella's emotional development. I "grew" along with her, to reach the same places that she did, and for the same reasons. Monica McInerney never skims over events, or forces facts on the reader...we're brought along for the ride, feeling each twist and turn as the characters experience chickening out! I don't often get this kind of deep reading experience. I'll be looking out for more of her books now.
In Office Hours by Lucy Kellaway
In Office Hours by Lucy Kellaway
I haven't read Ms. Kellaway's other writing (yet) but for me, this was the best book I've read in ages, and I read a lot. There's something very touching about Stella and Rhys. Because the book flows so well it's easy to overlook the sharp observations and the playful interweaving of people's lives.. and before you know it the book is finished... damn!
Kate Walker's 12 Point Guide to Writing Romance (A&hellip by Kate Walker
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I was glued to this honest and generous guidebook - and now after reading it I feel all fired up to write that first publishable romance! What I liked is the total lack of ego dripping off the pages, there's no other agenda than the one it says on the cover. Kate pushes you to find your niche, hone your technical skills and be true to your writing self. Her tone assures you that eventual success is not necessarily a fairy tale... There are interviews with established authors at the end of the book which is an inspirational way to finish. It humanises the industry and makes me want to go out and read some of those authors too. On a slightly negative note, I was surprised at the number of… Read more