Title: Forever And Always
Author: Christy Smith
Published Date: January 10th 2012
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Christy Smith’s first book is Forever and Always. It provides the reader with the ups and downs of the freshly discovered love of a young couple, Patricia Heifelmeyer and John McDougal, at the end of the Civil War. The location of the book is Orleans Parish, the year of our Lord 1864. The war was almost over.
Love, laughter, learning, mystery, secrecy, and murder are all weaved throughout the pages of this book. The American Civil War raged from 1861 until 1865 and claimed more than 600,000 lives. Is John McDougal among their number?
The synopsis for this book looks like exactly the sort of thing I would be interested in reading. Unfortunately for me this book failed to deliver and honestly it felt more like I was reading a book report about the story promised rather than the story itself.
The idea is definitely a promising one but the author has tried to cram too many things into very few pages (just over 100) and it left me unable to connect to any of the characters.
There is so much potential here that could be explored I hope that the author takes this review in the vein that it is meant and maybe revisits and expands on everything.
Sadly only 2 stars form me.
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