Monday, May 29, 2017

Book Review of the First Ten Pages - Escape from Behruz by Judy Meadows




 As a reader, if my interest isn't stirred in the first ten pages of a book, it's most likely I won't take the time to read the rest of the story. First impressions do matter... 
So, what exactly is the point of a ten page review? Obviously it's not the story itself, the effectiveness of the plot development, the quality of character development or the overall talent of the author. What I'm reviewing is the author's ability to draw me into their story in just a few pages. Can they give me a sense of place and time, set the tone of the story, make me care about their protagonist, and give me an impelling reason to keep reading. In today's competitive market, an author only gets a few pages to make all that happen for a reader. The rating reflects my view on those elements. It doesn't reflect on the whole book, since I haven't read the entire story. So I encourage those who read these reviews to keep that in mind and to peruse other reviews to help make your buying decisions.


Title: Escape from Behruz
Author: Judy Meadows
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Review Rating: ***** Totally Hooked - Can't Put It Down

Review Comments: 
Everything was here! Who isn't invested in a mother with a small child who has to resort to intrigue in order to escape her palace home. And of course, the man she seeks has a questionable position in her life - is he friend or foe? Danger is in the air, I could feel Olivia's desperation to reach Rashid, but why? I will definitely keep reading this story to find the answer.

A few story elements gleaned from the first ten pages: 
Takes place in the Middle East, A palace with soldiers everywhere, A distressed mother and small child, An escape from the palace, American woman in search of a man from the Middle East - the man is the nephew of the Sultan, a sick puppy causes public chaos.

Quote from Book:
Olivia knew those eyes. She’d seen them spark green with amusement, she’d seen them darken in anger, and she’d seen them glow liquid brown with passion. 

Rashid was back. ~ 






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