Monday, August 6, 2018

REVIEW OF IT HAPPENED ON DUFFERIN TERRACE

Quote for the week: Writing simply means no dependent clauses, no dangling things, no flashbacks, and keeping the subject near the predicate. We throw in as many fresh words we can get away with. Simple, short sentences don't always work. You have to do tricks with pacing, alternate long sentences with short, to keep it vital and alive.... Virtually every page is a cliffhanger--you've got to force them to turn it.
― Dr. Seuss

Monday, a new week. I hope you all (yes, I'm a southerner) had a great weekend. I have another review for you. Remember the cover reveal we did for Melanie Robertson-King? Well, I read her novel this weekend and would like to share my thoughts with you.





IT HAPPENED ON DUFFERIN TERRACE


By Melanie Robertson-King



In Author Melanie Robertson-King’s latest novel, IT HAPPENED ON DUFFERIN TERRACE, I met a cast of characters that I will not soon forget. Each one has special needs that touched my heart and had me hoping that life would turn out right for them.


First, there’s Serenity Layne, a business lady, whose boss gives her a new assignment to visit the department store chain, Jonathans, and study each store. She is to see which ones are doing well and which ones are not. If she does a good job, she might get a raise, a promotion, or even a partnership. Who could refuse a deal like that?


Enter a dog, a man, and a boy and her whole life changes, even more so than just the possibility of a better job.


The author has created delightful characters that are so real, they might be your next-door neighbors. I found myself crossing my fingers that all would work out for Serenity and also for her new friends. I cannot resist an adorable dog. Or a ten-year-old boy. You have to love them.


IT HAPPENED ON DUFFERIN TERRACE is a gentle story, with what I had hoped was a happy ending. And then…Melanie Robertson-King throws in a big, big, question that changes everything. At least in my mind. Now, when does the next book come out?


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26 comments:

  1. Great quote indeed. Those big questions can sure make you want the next one.

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    1. A great quote for sure. I hope everyone who reads It Happened on Dufferin Terrace feels that way about it.

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    2. I agree, Pat. It was such a surprise. I was ready for this happy ending, but it seems there's more to the story.

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  2. Sounds like a great book. I love the title. Congratulations, Melanie!

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    1. It's the first of a series, Karin, so I'm waiting for the answer to that ending question.

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  3. I hope the next book will be out soon for you. Sounds like the author left you wanting more. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and reading Beverly's review, DMS!

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    2. She sure did, Jess. I was not expecting that ending. Love it when that happens.

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  4. Thanks for the wonderful review, Beverly. I'm thrilled you enjoyed It Happened on Dufferin Terrace.

    If any of you readers are interested, I did a character interview over on my blog with quite the twist. I interviewed the dog from the story. It's available at this link. https://melanierobertson-king.com/wp02/?p=14674

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    1. You are welcome, Melanie. I'll check out your interview. Love dogs and cats. And, don't forget that next book. :)

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  5. A good quote and an excellent review Beverly.

    Yvonne.

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  6. I like that quote. Thanks for an excellent review!

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    1. Dr. Seuss was amazing, New Release Books. Glad you liked the review.

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  7. It sounds like a sweet book. I love sweet books for when I'm in my sweet book moods. Might have to add this one to the list.

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  8. Great review, Beverly. It sounds like a very sweet story.

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