“I just love Susan Parker Rosen! ‘The Bastard Child’ is the second book that I have read of hers and I loved it as much as the first one. I like that the book has a mysterious tone to it and you find out later that the main character, Sara, is trying to solve a family mystery. Deception takes place as the others in the story do not want Sara to find out the truth about her heritage. There are a few good surprises that kept me on my toes. I also like that I did not find any errors in this book as that has been the case in some of the Kindle books that I have read by other authors. I highly recommend this book!”
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.