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  • 03/2019
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  • 03/2019
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  • 9781999498085
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Abigail Always (Ever After Book 5)
Still grieving the loss of her husband and young daughter, Abigail Costa is struggling to carve out a new life on her own. With no work experience and few marketable skills, Abby falls back on the one thing she knows how to do well--run a household. Agreeing to be a nanny for an attractive and dedicated single dad, however, turns out to be more than Abby bargained for. Mitch Abrams, a widower himself, can barely keep his head above water while raising three daughters who challenge him at every turn. Sympathetic to his desperation, Abby signs on for a three-month stint to get Mitch's house and family in order, but she soon finds the entire Abrams family stirring a warmth in her she thought she'd never feel again. It's clear that the girls and Mitch all want her in their lives, but can Abby let go of the pain of her own loss and give herself another chance at love and family?

Semi Finalist

Plot/Idea: 10 out of 10
Originality: 10 out of 10
Prose: 10 out of 10
Character/Execution: 10 out of 10
Overall: 10.00 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot: The storyline here is very solid. While the bones of the story may feel familiar, the author skillfully enhances the plot line to make it feel fresh. Small details, like the distance between sisters and the lecherous family friend with her eye on the widower, add depth to an already strong plot. The reader will have no choice but to read until the story's inevitable conclusion.

Prose/Style: The author has a clear talent for writing and equally excels with grammar, description, action, and dialogue. Her story engages and entertains the reader's heart and mind, compelling them to read until the very end. The writing here is top notch, and this author and her work deserve a wide audience.

Originality: While there are flickers of plot lines right out of the “Sound of Music” (in-over-his-head widower, angry/resentful oldest child who doesn't want a nanny, reluctant-love-interest nanny, on-the-prowl single woman competing for widower), the author differentiates her story sufficiently to make it feel unique.

Character Development: The characters here are believable and distinct. The author is able to develop interesting and sympathetic players, from the angry teen who can't deal with her loss to the sheltered/dominated heroine who has lost her place in the world to the overwhelmed widower who can't deal with his own grief, run a household full of daughters, and keep up with the demands of his business. Readers will relate to many of the challenges these characters face and will identify with their struggles.

Blurb: Living, breathing characters engage from the first page, and readers can't help but feel for their plight and root for them until the very end.

Date Submitted: May 23, 2019

Formats
Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • 03/2019
  • B07MJ3M7L1
  • pages
  • $
Ebook Details
  • 03/2019
  • 9781999498092 B07MJ3M7L1
  • 312 pages
  • $4.99
Paperback Details
  • 03/2019
  • 9781999498085
  • 364 pages
  • $14.99

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