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Interesting story. And yes I remember the movie “My Man Godfrey”
Reviewed in the United States on August 12, 2021
The book is based very loosely on the above movie as per McQuestion.
She referenced an acknowledgment to her Beta Readers, and I personally think they did her a big disservice. Although maybe I don’t understand what a Beta Reader is supposed to do. It is
not the same as an editor, which in my opinion, they or that person did not do what they were paid to do.
The conversations that took place were really forced, most of them hard and awkward to read. Again, in my opinion, the conversations should have been complementary to thoughts.
This should have been corrected through the editor doing their job.
And finally I got very little emotion from the story. It was almost as if it was a “rote” book. And I’m sure that was not McQuestion’s intent.
I believe that she would do herself and her readership a service by taking some writing classes or at the least really read and study what some other top tier authors are doing. A few that I really appreciate are Christina Tetreault, Catherine Bybee, Julia Kent, (not my favorite but Debbie Macomber) Susannah Nix and many other excellent authors that write Romance stories that grab the reader and don’t let go. These are just a few I can think of quickly.
Anyway that’s my opinion, but I’m not an author I just know what I like to read and enjoy.
Don’t quit, just get better, please.
I gave 2 * for the effort although it probably should be 1*.