Monday, 14 June 2021

B Book Reviews

Shenandoah Dreams by Lisa Belcastro

Reviewed by Kim Ford

Shenandoah Dreams….my opinion?  Well, it is an intriguing concept that needs to be more thoroughly developed.   I know if I fell asleep in one century and woke up three centuries earlier I’d be pretty freaked out.  However, spouting off historical forecasts would not be my method of choice to convince folks that I had a valid reason to be upset.  The folks in the 18th century had to warn Melissa that being  so far afield in her thinking COULD be contributed to a bump on the head OR get you burned at the stake convicted of practicing witchcraft!


Bottom line, the writing was well done and the authors voice is unique and distinct, but this plot was not believably developed.  The story felt rushed, and the faith elements seemed a bit…over the top. Melissa bursts into a verse of a praise song trying to calm herself and then spouts off the name of a 21st century singer and hope no one notices.  This just felt forced to me.  So much so, that I was unable to suspend my disbelief long enough to enjoy the story.  It has great possibility, but, it’s just too underdeveloped.   But this is just one opinion.  Try it for yourself and form your own.  Please.


This gets 3 stars. Review by Kim Ford

Editor's Note: As this reviewer said, her opinion is just one of many. For other reviewer's opinions of this title, please look at these other TWJ Mag features. Senior Perspective and YA Perspective.



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