I have to say, I enjoyed the first book in this series, Oak & Myst, but was rather disappointed with this one. Having said that, before going into details, I must add, the final few chapters were brilliant and show real potential for an excellent conclusion to The Ambeth Chronicles in book three.
The problem with this book is that there simply isn't enough going on beyond the romantic relationship between Alma and Deryck, and some character development. I got bored and found myself putting the book down on several occasions.
Between seventy and eighty percent into the story, the mood and pace completely changes and I was completely drawn in all the way to the end. Sadly, it was too little too late.
Helen's writing skills are excellent. If she could have replicated the kind of mood and pace she had near the end of this work, added it near to the beginning of the book, and again somewhere in the middle, it would have been a complete game changer giving her at least four, if not the full five stars.
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About the Author
Helen Jones loves to write. That's all there is to it. Growing up in Coventry, she then lived in Canada and Australia before returning to the UK some years ago. She now lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and daughter and spends her days writing, thinking, cleaning and counting cats on the way to school. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- File Size : 1648 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 286 pages
- ASIN : B015T6F0O0
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Language: : English
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Wanted More PaceReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 August 2016
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Helen Jones is a fantastic author who describes scenes and settings that make you ...Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 September 2015
I can't wait to see what happens in this next book and read the exciting things that will happen between Alma, Caleb and Deryck. Helen Jones is a fantastic author who describes scenes and settings that make you feel you are actually there
A great read.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 February 2016
What an excellent read! So well written. The author Helen Jones writes in such a way that I felt every emotion that all the characters in this story felt. I can honestly recommend this book. Can't wait! for the next one.
Book drags on for profit sakeReviewed in the United States on 4 March 2016
I kick myself for falling into this unending emotional roller coaster. This is for those who can do nothing but check into heartbreak hotel.