Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Book Review - First Ten Pages - Certainly Sensible by Pamela Woods-Jackson

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 whole-book reviews to help make your buying decisions.

Title: Certainly Sensible
Author: Pamela Woods-Jackson
Genre: Contemporary Roance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Review Rating: **** Intrigued - Taking This Home

Review Comments: 
Oh My! I have to take a minute and cool my temper because I want to choke one very dense man and his hateful new wife. Could two people be any more selfish and destructive? And who's on the receiving end of all this deviltry. His ex-wife and three daughters, of course!

How are Susan Benedict and her daughters going to manage being thrown out of their home? How is it going to affect their future? These are questions raised by the first ten pages of this book. With a small glimpse into the personalities of these four women, I think the story promises some very interesting twists and turns.

Quote from Book:

Susan just nodded as she walked upstairs to her room. Life would never be the same, not that anything had been normal since Daniel left. She quietly shut the door and collapsed onto her bed in tears of frustration.

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