Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Auntie's 2016 Bookworm Challenge 11

Book: Cassidy.  (Big Sky Trilogy #1) 

Author: Lori Wick

Info:  Copyright 2007,  Detroit:  Thorndike Press

Where acquired: Library check out

Rating (on a scale of 1-4 hashtags): # # # 1/2

What it's about:  Set in the late 1800's, Cassidy Norton, the town's premiere seamstress, is beloved by her church family and well respected in the community of Token Creek.  She seems to have it all, but a dangerous secret threatens to destroy Cassidy's world.  Plus, will she choose rich comfort or true love?

What I Liked:
  • Usually I don't like sappy love scenes, but the scene where Cassidy's beau proposes was the beautiful kind of sappy.
  • There was enough action to keep the book from being boring.
  • Wick brings in romance and sexual tension without being explicit or nasty.  The physical expressions of love are tender, rather than rapey and pornographic.
What I didn’t like: 
  • Many of the interactions between the characters were trite.  They all seemed to start with "How are you?" "Fine."  Come on now.  I've eaten bread fresher than this dialogue.
  • One of the characters left town because a character married someone else.  Really?  Is there only one girl in the town?  Can these guys not put on their big boy panties and suck it up?  Sorry, but I rolled my eyes at this one.
Takeaway:  Good book. I can't wait to read book two.

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