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HarperCollins Publishers (AU)
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Socialite's Gamble (The Chatsfield Book 3) Kindle Edition
About the Author
From as far back as she can remember Michelle Conder dreamed of being a writer. She penned the first chapter of a romance novel just out of high school, but it took much study, many (varied) jobs, one ultra-understanding husband and three gorgeous children before she finally sat down to turn that dream into a reality.
Michelle lives in Australia, and when she isn’t busy plotting she loves to read, ride horses, travel and practise yoga. Visit Michelle: www.michelleconder.com
- ASIN : B00KQCOWOC
- Publisher : Mills & Boon Special Release (1 July 2014)
- Language : English
- File size : 908 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 159 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 341,258 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I'm not a fan of third person writing in general but have discovered with reading this book that I'm actually not a fan of a particular kind of third person writing. I may not have know the terms for which was which before but I soon realized that there is a HUGE difference in the types of third person writing. So as a life long learner, I went and investigated. I discovered that of the five different types of third person writing, the one I actually do not like is third person omniscient. That type of writing is where the focus can go from character to character at any time, as if the reader were seeing everything that could have some affect on the story. Bet you can guess what style this book is written in. Yep, third person omniscient.
If I look back on the story as a whole, I like it. BUT I didn't connect with the characters. I wanted to but the third person omniscient style just makes it hard for me to do that. I struggle as the story jumps from Nicolo to Sophie and back again in the space of one paragraph. I never felt like I got them and thus I never really cared about them.
In fact, Nicolo irritated me. He's so angry and rude. While I get why and I think it was supposed to be brooding sexy, I just wanted to scratch his eyes out. Sophie wasn't any better for me. She survived a fight with cancer when she was a teen and she refuses to give up but she fell flat for me.
The bottom line is that I enjoyed the overall story but only because I kept reading despite the lack of a connection with the characters. I could have easily put it down at 50 pages and never picked it back up. But I held on because it's a short book and the blurb had me wanting to know how it ended.
I will say, the story didn't play out as I had expected. That was nice. Also, I liked that time periods where the two main characters wheren't around each other were summarized instead of painfully endured. That helped me to keep reading.
It would be wonderful if publishers put a little label on the back of the book as to the tense of the book. I would just avoid those third person omniscient ones and be happier for it. But if you enjoy this style of writing, then this is a great story that doesn't necessary follow the path most traveled.