Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Undiscovered Novelist, A Novella

Title:  The Undiscovered Novelist, A Novella
Author:  Sarah Bridgeton
Publication Information:  Sarah Bridgeton. 2012. 135 pages.

Book Source:  I received this book through the LibraryThing Member Giveaway program free of cost in exchange for an honest review. The book was delivered as an epub attachment to an email.

Favorite Quote:  "I do what every smart girl does. I surround myself with believers."

The Undiscovered Novelist is a novella about a young woman named Jordyn. Jordyn is happily married with one child. This book is about her dream to publish her book and about her relationship with her mother. Both are fraught with struggles, perceived and real rejections, and days when she wants to give up. Both story lines come together into the ending of the novella.

As a short novella, this book is a very quick read. Jordyn is a likable character, and her struggles are things I could relate to. Debra, her mother, is also a likable character with struggles I could relate to. For this reason, the story engaged me and kept me reading.

Some of the plot elements seem to work out rather conveniently, but the relationships and emotions in the book seemed real. So, the likability of the characters and the genuineness of their emotions compensated for the convenient plot turns. Overall, a fun quick story. I look forward to reading more by the author.

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