The Secret Keeper

The Secret Keeper

A Novel of Kateryn Parr

Book - 2012
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Publisher: New York, NY : Howard Books, 2012
Edition: 1st Howard Books trade paperback ed
ISBN: 9781439183144
1439183147
Branch Call Number: F BYRD-S
Characteristics: p. cm

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BlueHippo
Jul 27, 2015

I read a lot of historical fiction. This was the first book I had read by this author. I found the book rather slow and boring, although some of the historical details were well done. I found the author's writing style rather childish. Way too much effort put into trying to make people sound like the way she thought someone in the 1500's would speak. It was distracting and unnecessary. At the end of the book is an interview with the author-apparently she is available to give advice to people who want to pursue a writing career. My suggestion would be for her to read Ken Follett or Edward Rutherfurd, or Philippa Gregory and get some advice on her own writing skills first.

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BlueHippo
Jul 27, 2015

I read a lot of historical fiction. This was the first book I had read by this author. I found the book rather slow and boring, although some of the historical details were well done. I found the author's writing style rather childish. Way too much effort put into trying to make people sound like the way she thought someone in the 1500's would speak. It was distracting and unnecessary. At the end of the book is an interview with the author-apparently she is available to give advice to people who want to pursue a writing career. My suggestion would be for her to read Ken Follett or Edward Rutherfurd, or Philippa Gregory and get some advice on her own writing skills first.

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