Sunday, February 13, 2011

Review-Pirate’s Treasure-Sarah Barimen

Pirate's Treasure
Sarah Barimen
Cobblestone Press
3 readers bought from All Romance e-Book. 1 did not finish.

Miriam Van Vorce, traveling with her older sister to a new life on a Caribbean island, makes the trade of a lifetime when her ship is looted and burned by pirates: she gives her own virtue in exchange for her sister's safe delivery to her betrothed for a wealthy arranged marriage.

She believes she has sacrificed any hope of happiness of her own, and she is resigned, but in reality she will gain far more than she ever dreamed: love, ecstasy, and a richly independent life of her own.

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*For a debut this story wasn't half bad. This author has a lot of growing to do, but I think I see a kernel of promise in this story for a bright future. Her characters did lack depth, but I think with time and learning the little ins and outs of writing she'll develop stronger characters. My biggest beef with Pirate's Treasure was there were times I was trying to figure out which character was thinking. It was hard because the shifts were sudden. A lot of what was wrong were newbie author mistakes. I will read another story from her though.

*One of those stories where it is what it is. Not great but not completely horrible. One of my pet-peeves showed up in this story. The author didn't tell me the date when the story took place. It's a historical for goodness sake. The date really needs to be in their somewhere. Also, the dialogue lacked that authenticity readers really love. Description/names of clothing were no where near historically accurate. Part of what it lacked most was ignoring the colorful backdrop of the time period. Will probably buy from her again.

Overall Grade C - Nothing to write home about, but the readers are looking forward to great things from this author.

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