Thursday, September 15, 2011
Book Review: Fall
Let me just say right from the beginning. I LOVED this book. Let me tell you a bit about it.
Here's the blurb on the back:
Women and construction shouldn't mix. At least, that is what the client; Mr. Blackwell thinks when Twenty-one year old Julia D. Halstead is promoted to project manager to remodel a turn-of the century schoolhouse into a bed and breakfast. However, the schoolhouse contains a dark secret that has been hidden for nearly a hundred years. A secret that will unleash the furies of Hell and cause the Angels in Heaven to weep as ethereal brothers, Matthew and Nathan battle over Julia's very soul.
What I liked: I found the construction side of this story to be very accurate. My husband is a plumbing contractor and this aspect was totally believable. I liked how Julia fell for the bad boy. Isn't there a bit of that in all of us? I liked how the story built and built and how Julia developed as a real person with real weakness and faults, but done in such a way that I was always rooting for her, wanting her to win. It ended in a way that suggests to me there will be a sequel. I hope so. I really couldn't lay the book down. It was a fascinating story that held me spellbound the entire time.
What I didn't like: There were editing problems that I found very distracting. And there were enough of them that I was bothered throughout the story, but not bad enough to make me lay the book down in frustration. Like I said, I loved it, despite poor editing in parts. Also, I don't like the cover. I don't feel it gives us an accurate taste for what the book is really about, and I find it a bit boring. I'd rather see something more like the movie poster of Constantine (with Keanu Reeves). Now something like THAT would fit this book perfectly.
All in all, I'd give it four out of five stars. Go read it. You'll love it!