Monday, February 24, 2014

Love's Sweet Beginning By Ann Shorey Book Review

/ / Love's Sweet Beginning / /

/ / Sisters At Heart / /

{Review Written By Madi}
Book Title: Love's Sweet Beginning
Author: Ann Shorey
Source: Revell
Number Of Pages: 342
ISBN: 978-0-8007-2072-8
Publisher: Revell
Year Of Publication: 2014
Rating: Three Out Of Five Stars

/ / Book Description / /

It wasn't Cassie Haddon's fault that she had managed to reach the age of twenty-five without possessing any useful skills. Until the war, she had always had servants to wait on her. Since then, she and her widowed mother had moved from place to place, relying on family to care for them. Now she's forced to find work to support them both. What isn't in her plans is falling for Jacob West, a local restaurateur and grocer. She needs a job and he needs help. But what they both need is love.

/ / Book Review / /

 This book was okay. I was kind of disappointed in it. I usually love just about every book published by Revell, but this book was boring and predictable. There was nothing really special about it. It didn't have any particularly bad parts, but I unfortunately can't think of a scene that really stood out in a good way either. I was really surprised at the lack of action and suspense. There just wasn't much going on. It didn't speed up at any time, and nothing really important happened. It was like following someone's everyday life. I mean, it wasn't horrible, just boring. It took me two weeks to finish it. I just couldn't seem to get interested in it! I usually finish a book this length in a couple of days or so, but this one took much longer than anticipated, and it put me behind schedule with my other review books. I probably won't be reading anything else by this author. The one good thing about this novel, though, was that it had a good message. It showed that even super privileged and spoiled girls can roll up her sleeves and show her grit when the need arises. I was impressed with the initiative the lead character, Cassie, took to care for her and her mother as best as she possibly could. It may not have been the life that they had become accustomed to before the war, but they were well fed and had a decent roof over their heads. I loved how Cassie always put her loved ones first. I loved her strength. I loved her grit. The lead character was fabulous, and that's the only reason that I gave this book such a high rating. If you read this book, I hope that you enjoy it. I mean, just because I didn't really enjoy it doesn't mean that you won't. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.
~The Literary Maidens
Note: I was provided with a free copy of this novel by Revell Buzz in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not further compensated to review this product, and all thoughts and sentiments expressed above are completely my own and unbiased.

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