~ MY REVIEW ~
When I pick up a book by a new-to-me author, I’m usually a little hesitant. I don’t know what to expect. Will I like it? Will I hate it? Will it draw me in? Or will it leave me looking for a better book to spend my time with?
I definitely did not hate this book, but I didn’t simply like it either — I loved it!! Yes, it drew me in quickly and kept my attention to the last page. What did it leave me looking for? Book two!
I loved the characters! Some of them did annoy me sometimes, but I have yet to read a book that that statement doesn’t apply to. The setting, the time period, the story line… it was all great and I really enjoyed it!
As for the writing style… I know I’ve said before that I’m usually a bit reluctant to read a book written in first person. For me, first person narration will make or break a story. In this case, it definitely made it. I can’t tell you how much it drew me into the story — so much that it made me almost feel like a part of it. It really brought the story to life for me!
Often, I read an author’s debut novel and think, “Eh… it was okay. It’s their debut novel, though, so they’ve got room to improve.” On the other hand, my first thought upon reading this book was more along these lines: “Oh my gosh! This is her first book?!” I have a funny feeling that Dawn Crandall just might end up on my Favorite Authors list. 😉
I can’t wait to read the rest of this series!! 😀
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WHAT SOME OF MY OTHER FRIENDS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK
My curiosity certainly paid off because what I found was an engaging main character, a plot laced with mystery and a delicious romance.
Dawn Crandall’s debut novel has swept its way into my heart with its stellar ensemble of compelling characters and a deeply charming and captivating romance! With a writing style that’s reminiscent to the classic Jane Eyre, this tale is written in first person point of view and captures its period to perfection. Normally I shy away from reading books told in first person, but any uncertainties I initially had were quickly quelled by the superb writing!
This story has it all—fascinating characters, secret love, obsession, suspense, loads of romantic tension, and a few rather fabulous kisses. I thoroughly enjoyed The Hesitant Heiress.
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