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JUST UP MY ALLEY!
A little mystery and a little romance- that’s just up my alley!
I found the blurb for this book to be quite intriguing and although I was a bit wary due to some of the reviews I am glad I sat down to read it. The characters are enjoyable and I found myself cheering for them as the plot line progressed. I’m not going to lie- there were some parts that seemed to drag on but the more exciting parts of the book certainly made up for it. I suppose I enjoyed the book because I was able to relate to Sara so much- she is quite the character!
I spend a lot of my time doing ancestry research (about ten hours a week) and the detail that went into that part of the story is most enjoyable. With my background in ancestry I can attest that the more I learn about the deceased the more I grow to love them. Honestly, I would jump for the opportunity to be a character in this book, because I can totally relate.
From what turns out to be a fairly ordinary encounter online on a social networking site about tracing family trees, lurks a mysterious persona who is in fact related to our main character’s ancestral history who is trying to uncover a mystery, one that entangles her with her so called on line friend, of whom hides a devastating secret. A secret so big, that it affects his family name, wealth and fortune.
In this fast-paced mystery story filled with lures of romantic encounters, to which is used to deceive our main character Sara, of whom is a hopeless romantic, we learn that there is no stopping of the human greed in an attempt to attain wealth, and despite what other reviewers say about the disjointed storyline, personally I found the story flowed freely and the chapters of Sara’s ancestor Bessie provided another depth to the story, similar to a flashback of memory.
Overall, a unique and entertaining read, and surprisingly, there are some hidden messages within that many could learn from, like choosing what status updates to post online and being aware of those who seem too charmingly good to be true.
I just finished the novel, and I’ve to stay that this was truly well-written! It’s reminds me a bit like Dr. Who yet there is no ScFi and it’s much more mysteries and down-to-earth problems. I love how the novel opens up in 1887 in England and the author excels in being quite detailed. This allowed me, as a reader, to vividly imagine the world as it travels through a span of 120 years. Overall, I found the ” The Bastard Child,” to be quite entertaining and I highly recommend this to readers who are fans of mystery and romance.
“Susan Parker Rosen has spun a yarn that was alarming, spooky, mysterious, and action packed!”
“Sue Parker Rosen nailed it for a first time writer.”
An Amazon UK reader wrote:
“Overall, a unique and entertaining read, and surprisingly, there are some hidden messages within that many could learn from, like choosing what status updates to post online and being aware of those who seem too charmingly good to be true.”