The Season – 10/31/09

Happy Halloween people!

The Epilogue has been posted.  And I’m itching with excitement to start NaNoWriMo!

The story I will be attempting to complete in the month of November is titled: Listening to Love.

Characters (As of now): Miss Carina Wallace, Ashton Calder, Lord Arden and Zachary Calder.

Summary:

Ashton Calder, Lord Arden was forced into an unwanted marriage to a chit he could have lived his life not knowing. Then, the chit had the audacity to die during childbirth – not only straddling him with a babe, albeit a male child, but a child with some sort of hearing incapability. What was he supposed to do with a child like that?

Enter, Miss Carina Wallace. She has lived a relatively quiet life until three years ago when everything seemed to go wrong all at once. Her beloved sister died, quickly followed by each of her parents. Desperately seeking a change of scenery, Carina sells almost all of her possessions and takes the next hack out of her little town and heads for London.

There Miss Carina Wallace meets Lord Ashton Calder who takes her romanticized notion of London and dashes it to pieces within two seconds of their acquaintance. Carina, never one for adhering to society’s ridiculous standards – especially with a temper like hers – is determined to teach Ashton a very important lesson.

I also have a picture:

LTL copy
I will pretty much be MIA for November, but I’ll try to log on and post my writing updates/status.

Book Review:

The Season by Sarah Maclean.

It’s a wonderfully written Young Adult Regency novel.  I loved the characters and the plot.  But, I think what I liked most about it was the writing style.  She draws you into the Regency world and lets you play around in it, dropping in little tidbits and explanations here and there, but it’s never overwhelming.  It’s like, “Oh, so that’s what that means.” Or “That’s what that is? Cool.”

Lady Alexandra is not the typical regency heroine.  A lot of people say that and eventually all the ‘not so typical heroines’ become typical.  But, Alexandra remained unique.  I especially like her impatience – quite amusing (lol, 9 seconds)

The hero, Gavin, I really liked his name and it was nice to see his struggle and development from pseudobrother to more than just a friend.  My only complaint would be that I would have liked to see more of the story from his perspective.  The plot is based on his father’s death and the novel is written n third person, but most of story is from Alex’s point of view.  I understand the book is called “The Season” and is mostly about Alex’s abhorrence for the Season, but I would have liked to have seen more of a balance.

Other than that you should definitely check it out!  (By the way, she has a Facebook too!)

4 ½ stars!

PS

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