“What a fun ride I was taken on. I’ve heard tales of women’s suffrage in history, but this gave it a face. Not only did the story take me back in time, but also was weaved in the current time and had me wondering was would happen right to the last page! It was great fun!”
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.
All in all, this was money well-spent for me.
The Bastard Child jumps back and forth in time, detailing a haunting past life and a new mystery. I absolutely loved this novel. The characters were compelling and well-written. The story itself is very unique and I could tell the author put a lot of research into make the historical bits accurate and time appropriate. The author even provides footnotes for some of the more obscure historical terms and items. The mystery at the heart of this novel will make you fly through the book, as you try to uncover the truth. In addition to the thrilling mystery, there is a budding romance that pairs so well and keeps the main character grounded in the present even though she longs for the past.
“just finished this Indie book and I am Here to say how much I’ve enjoyed the exciting plot. I usually read best sellers and work by well known authors and I must say that we should find this book in those categories. The story takes place in modern times and reverts back to the victorian age too; how clever. Sara the main character is very likable that we find ourselves rooting for her as she tries to solve a mystery of a missing family member from the past. Sara is deceived from the beginning and then falls in love, to find out what happens you will need to read the book. Susan Parker Rosen, for her first work, did an excellent job and I hope to see another released by this author.”
A lovely review from Amazon UK:
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.”