In spite of the naysayers on Goodreads, and their attempts to sabotage this book on Amazon, another great review has come in for A Price for Love/Ariel’s Cottage.
I have been slow in posting it because I can see when my blogs are being watched…not followed, not checked on, but watched. Heck, if I could track down that scammer in Scotland from my seat in Texas who knows what I might find and keep track of.
Anywho…for the good news.
Take your socks off before you read this or it will knock them off. It’s on Amazon (who is watching my book site rather well right now), but the reviewer wants to forego a trip to Goodreads…forever. I’m in agreement…never again on Goodreads. Let them play their games and pump each other up. One of them will eventually run into the wrong Cobra and it won’t be pretty. Don’t want to be around when it happens.
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to put down., February 20, 2014
By Cherime I. Macfarlane “CMF” (Anchorage, AK USA)
Amazon Verified Purchase
This review is from: A Price for Love (Kindle Edition)
This is a story unlike any I have ever read before. It’s hard to put it down. A young woman horribly used takes her healing into her own hands. Two men love her. One younger, one older. She rises like a phoenix from the ashes of a trauma of horrific proportions. There is always a price for love. The question is: are we willing to pay the price. This is a very thought-provoking book. Personally, I rate this in the running with Doctor Zhivago. If all you are looking for is an easy read to pass some time, do not choose this book. If you want to read something thought provoking and challenging, which will have you thinking about it for days, this is your book. This one tore me up a bit. It is definitely a 5 star. I personally think it is a literary masterpiece. Good Job!
Now, if you’ve been following and should happen to go on Amazon for a little “window shopping” I would appreciate a Yes vote on this review. I’m asking because those same naysayers with their 1-star ratings and reviews on GRs will be voting No. I’ve been keeping count. They’ve slowed down, but if you like the review, help me out. Amazon made the suggestion to me, so I’m agreeing.
I would also appreciate a No vote on the second 1-star review if Amazon hasn’t already removed it, as promised. If you are able to vote it will ask why. My choice was that it appeared fake and I made a short comment reiterating what was already reported.
There are almost 1000 free copies out there. This was only one. I hope more come in. If some don’t like it, that will be alright. I have friends and acquaintances who couldn’t handle parts of it and couldn’t finish it, so I understand. But if you can get through it, clinging to your seat, I can guarantee it will be better than a poke in the eye any day.
I was given this book by the author Judith-Victoria Douglas to read a few months back. I have recently read this.
At first, I just wasn’t too sure what this book was going to entail. Ariel seemed a strange sort of character who I just found very needy. Each time she had an ‘encounter’ with a male she would write it in a book. Title it according to each person not by name, but by a deed or connective word. Could I stay with this book?
At first I thought it was like one of those films you watch, when you sit through it and at the end think “what was that all about!” but I was WRONG so very WRONG. The further I got through the story the more sucked in I became. The more action and revelations that were coming out, the more I was gripped. Who is Ariel, what happened to her? Is she hiding from anyone? why has she got herself into so many ‘love’ triangles. I didn’t get it. On and on and on I read, my pages were turning faster and faster as I wanted to get to the end find out what was what. I was stunned by the ending, stunned in a GOOD way.
From a book that I thought was a bit….hmm what is this? to me saying……WOW really did turn the tables on me. Well done to Judith-Victoria Douglas for a brilliant read.
The only downside to take it away from me giving it full 5 stars is the format. It needs attention.
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***Ariel’s Cottage (A price for Love) is a must read, but be prepared to go through the emotional roller coaster that comes with this story. I did not expect the story that I read when I first opened the book, even with reading the synopsis first. By the second page of chapter one you are drawn into Ariel’s world and you truly never want to put it down. The author has brought all the elements to this book and wrote them down for all to read, and it takes hold of you and with her educational background has given her the ability to bring the characters to life. This book has it all from horrible crimes, suspense, mystery-thriller, true love, young love, epic love, romance, secrets, betrayal, friendship, victims, hero’s, heartbreak, and solaces.
The horrific crimes against Ariel that took place was revealed a little at a time, with just enough to let you feel the pain and anguish at a well placed sections when required and even though you never know the entire details of the crime, you will understand what happened. The other crimes leave you wondering why, but it does not take away from the story at all. The love stories between Ariel/Jerry/Daniel are told with finesse and a deep understanding of human emotions and maturity levels. You will laugh, cry, and you will be heartbroken and feel solace at the same time.
You should not pass this book up as you will be missing out on great novel. I find it hard to write without giving a spoiler, but the synopsis does enough of that for you. I give Judith-Victoria Douglas 5 stars and more if I could as this story even though it is fiction you are left feeling like you read a book of someone’s life.
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