Allison Morse, a new to me author is on the blog today with her woman’s fiction title. Please read on for my review and excerpt, check out the tour stops to see what other readers thought and be sure to enter the tour-wide giveaway where you could win a $20 Barnes & Noble giftcard. But first …
The Sweetheart Deal
I’ve been on a woman’s fiction kick – where the story and the characters play a larger role in the story and the romance is pushed to a secondary concern. It’s been a nice change from the romances that I love, but the change in style has refreshed my interest and joy in reading.
Allison Morse has set this story in the 1950’s and brought a sense of new and different to a time that, although more than half a century ago, is still easy to relate to. A very complex and well-developed plot is the highlight of this story, and with the unique setting and wonderful characters, this ‘shot in time’ story is a wonderfully fun and light read.
Particularly clever is the character development of both Ellie and John – hers from mild-mannered librarian to solidly in charge businesswoman and the reveal of John as more than a clichéd uber-macho male of his time are truly wonderful. These two spark off one another, and not too much time is spent in either backstory or rehashing issues, this couple and the story demand forward movement, much to my delight.
A wonderful story that is the perfect option for a bit of different this summer… Allison Morse shows that she is an author to watch, with plenty of good things to come.
Title: The Sweetheart Deal
Author: Allison Morse
Genre: Contemporary Woman's Fiction
Published by: The Wild Rose Press
Published on: 5 June 2015
Source: Publisher via Tour Company
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Some people think Ellen Hamilton, the business savvy daughter of the largest employer in town, is too big for her britches. After all it’s the 1950s and women have no place running factories. But when the Hamilton company is threatened with takeover by John Adair, the man who broke her heart and was run out of town years ago, the game is on. Has Ellen met her match? Or, will this time be different and will Ellen win everything—including the handsome and mysterious John.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via Tour Company for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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