Its First Review: ‘Of Love and Secrets’

17 Dec

Although my latest title, ‘Of Love and Secrets’, is yet to be released, it has already been reviewed on Goodreads, thanks to Advance Reading Copies.

This is by far my longest individual work.

Thanks, Mark.

Mark

You’ll hate Jenny’s mother. It takes some considerable measure of literary skill to conjure up a character you’ll so much want to loathe — whom you’ll so much enjoy detesting — and Sharp, who has matured from a writer of delicately poetic vignettes into a thoroughly engaging (and even more eloquent) novelist, unquestionably has it.Jenny’s and Richard’s romance is tentative, then intense, then (to Jenny’s perception) sporadic and unreliable, but throughout, it’s clear to the reader that it’s all authentic, and when Richard *** MILD SPOILER ALERT*** wants to commit and move with her to forge a very promising life in a distant city — the promise not only of love and a life but oxygen to a young woman literally asphyxiated in the nest of her mother’s making (past the point of normal separation), then the question is whether she’ll take the offer. Or suffocate. You’ll be captivated by the story, strongly involved with the characters (and Jenny is particularly endearing), and swept to the conclusion, which also offers a revelation and a twist. But no further spoilers here. The book will appeal both to a YA romance and a more general literary audience. Five stars.

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I anticipate its release early in 2015, and I’d be very grateful if you help to spread the word. 🙂 Sorry, no cover image at this stage. Watch for a later post!
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8 Responses to “Its First Review: ‘Of Love and Secrets’”

  1. Jane Risdon December 17, 2014 at 12:10 pm #

    Congrats, looks like you have managed to create a solid character who people, will want to hate. An achievement. It is no easy feat. Congrats and wishing you all the best with this book 🙂

  2. Julie Sopetrán December 17, 2014 at 4:31 pm #

    My best wish for this book.

  3. Carol Balawyder December 17, 2014 at 5:21 pm #

    Great review and sounds like the kind of book I like reading. Congratulations and may your sales for this book soar! 🙂

  4. kiaman2012/Greg December 17, 2014 at 10:53 pm #

    Congratulations!

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