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Great mystery

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Reviewed: 2020-09-23

Another hit for Benn. The MC uses fantastic lingo that immerses the reader in the setting. The MCs love interest is strong with independent goals. There's enough world building to set the scene without overwhelming you. A few jokes here and there. it's really the characters that make the book. The narrator nailed the accents.

Strong story

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Reviewed: 2020-09-18

The characters are interesting. The story flows two families for multiple years as they navigate the politics leading up to the American Civil War. There's a grittiness to the characters, particularly Ashton. This book is not for those who dislike authors who head hop. Excellent narration.

Excellent book on craft

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Reviewed: 2020-09-14

The author provides concrete steps on how to order your writing and editing to gain maximum efficiency. The presentation is logically and will help all authors improve their prose, quality of story, characterisation, and editing habits. Narration was great.

Book was okay

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-09-10

The narrator was great and the prose was good. To me, there were some moments that lacked tension and interest. The character Cia was excellent and had some great lines. I found it hard to follow the logic or reason of the MCs actions at times and that's what brought the book down for me.

Solid book

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Reviewed: 2020-09-05

This is a straightforward book with easy to flow steps to improve your daily word count. The author presents several strategies for authors to follow. There is also a gut-check moment that is needed for this kind of work.

Great book

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Reviewed: 2020-08-16

The author provides great techniques in how to stack your ending. The book covers writing from both the plotter and discovery writer's perspective. There are wonderful examples of the types of ending that drive home the points. An excellent book for all writer's, regardless of genre.

Great characterisation

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Reviewed: 2020-08-03

Superb narration with a fantastic character. An interesting story set in a small town. The ending had far more kink to it but wasn't over the top. Great book.

Great book

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Reviewed: 2020-07-26

The story had a strong love story component. There's a grittiness to this book as the MCs do what they need to do to survive. Both MC overcome serious challenges and face moral decisions. The setting is fantastic and the characters memorable.

A solid second book

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Reviewed: 2020-07-20

This story had a touch of love for the MC and an undercurrent of romance for the main plot. The characters came to life in the gritty setting of WW2 France. The ending came with a surprise and on the whole the book was excellent. The narrator had a good grasp of accents.

A great book for romance structure

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-07-07

This is a fantastic resource for those who want to write romances. It doesn't get into tropes but does provide a sound overview of the mechanics of a romance. I would have liked the book to be longer and to have explored in greater depth how different subgenres influence the romance mechanics because not all plot beats can be stacked when crossing genres. Narration was fantastic.