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Review for my book Kimberley

Books Posted on Thu, September 12, 2013 15:09:23

Kimberley, by Foley Western,
The title character is endowed with
supernatural powers that often make her life seem more of a curse than a
blessing. Western wastes no time in introducing Kimberley’s strange gift,
starting the book out with an example. That immediate action serves to set the
tone for what will be a fast-paced ride through to the end. Western has picked
the perfect pace for such a book, with little down-time. In doing so, readers
are drawn deeper into the world that Kimberley experiences and can feel the
desperation that she feels. The author has a good grasp on balancing the telling
of her story between dialogue and narration. The dialogue itself is a fine
example of just how dialogue should be done. Lines don’t feel stilted or fake.
Instead each line of dialogue adds to the overall tale and lends an air of
authenticity to the work. Fans of a good adventure with a supernatural twist
will be glad to “meet” Kimberley.

Publish America

Downton Countdown

Personal Posted on Thu, September 12, 2013 11:45:15

I can hardly contain my excitement – Downton Abbey is back at the end of this month!
How fantastic. I cannot wait for the costumes, longing stares and dramatic story lines that Julian Fellowes will no doubt, brazenly bestow on us.

I think it is the romantic twists and turns in each episode that keep me hooked. They remind me of my romantic fiction at times.
I have no idea what to expect from the fourth series (I’ve purposefully avoided any news or talk with friends on the matter). But what i do know is that Downton Abbey does not need any more deaths! Killing off wonderful characters like Sybil and her cousin Matthew Crawley was such a dreadful end to last series.
I guess in the Post-Edwardian era death of the young was much more commonplace. Still, what a loss to the family, and such brilliant actors too.

However, all is not lost. The upstairs and downstairs families will, I am sure, not fail to disappoint. I have heard of a few new male characters that will be introduced, so roll on Sunday, 22nd September 2013 at 2100. Tissues and a glass of red wine at the ready!