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- File Size: 879 KB
- Print Length: 367 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007VPNGJ4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #536,470 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This novel had all of the hallmarks of those earlier romance novels that I remember so fondly. There was Del the rugged, but tender Doctor who has known heartbreak and despair. Then there was Julie the quiet, shy heroine who offers him redemption and a reason for living. To my mind Del was the stronger character, and well presented I thought. I would have liked Julie to be a bit more fiesty but she did redeem herself in my eyes later in the novel .There are a cast of supporting characters who epitomise my ideal of the historical western genre.
This novel had the angst, the romance, the happily ever after, a hint of mystery and the premise of the good guys triumping over the bad guys. All that you would expect of this genre......pure escapism.
There were some negatives for me. I agree with the formatting, the "B" is still present and the "ice cream" and the use of an "alarm clock" did jar.
There is a fine line between "cheesiness" and cringe worthy in these type of novels and the author managed that deftly IMO.
Overall I was pleased with my purchase and I enjoyed the read more than I expected.
This was a quick easy read, and while not the greatest romance ever, it was fun to read. I have to admit having a hard time warming up to downtrodden Julie, but it was just days after struggling with perennial victim Ana in that awful Fifty Shades of Grey book - so that was my problem and not the author's. There isn't a lot of sex in this book, only one *big* sex scene and that was about 75% in, so if you're looking for a sexed up romance this isn't the book for you. My only real quibble is the formatting, starting with the font - Courier? Aiyee! Plus some odd sentences here and there that didn't quite make sense.
"Willy B she had no idea when he had come home B thrashed in his sleep and mumbled something from a dream."
"...if you hadn't B if we hadn't done what we"
I picked it up as a Kindle freebie, but if I had paid full price I might be a bit ticked. This was originally published in 1988 (love the older cover), and as the author freely admits in her notes at the end of the new edition well before the days of instant info at the click of a mouse. Like another reviewer I was wondering about ice-cream and strawberries in a small Arizona town, but I'm more forgiving in these older books. A good read and I do recommend it, but for reasons stated above (especially the formatting) I just can't rate it higher than three.
The story itself was a bit different than the typical romance novel. There was not a lot of steamy sex, instead the author focused on the two main characters getting through traumatic events from the past and moving forward. Very emotional for both. I didn't care for the way Julie accepted her lot in life from her crazy father.
I don't know if it's possible but the font on my Fire was not Courier, however, there were some strange letter B's randomly placed throughout. A couple of words out of place but not so much to distract from the story. Although it is totally irrelevant to the story, I did not like the girl on the cover. LOL
I would recommend this for a quick, summer read.
However, the fact the Kindle version is formatted in an ugly Courier font, which ensures few words and huge spaces between them on every line is probably going to keep people who would enjoy the story from buying it if they sample and maybe even from reading it if they get it for free. I hope the author sees this comment and fixes the formatting. The story deserves it.