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  • 03/2022
  • 9781952726460 B09T87MP26
  • 240 pages
  • $5.99
P. G. Shriver
Author, Illustrator
By the Way...

Adult; Romance; (Create)

A preventable accident. A failed relationship. One fragile mind falling apart while two hearts fall in love…

Andi sometimes wonders how she wound up in Summer Mountain, Texas so far from happiness—and Matt—after the accident. A hermit of her own making with a DIY attitude, Andi refuses to look for love again. But when a tall, mysterious stranger wanders onto her ranch, the accident, Matt, and a message from the past threaten her mental stability... and her new found love.

Plot/Idea: 7 out of 10
Originality: 7 out of 10
Prose: 7 out of 10
Character/Execution: 8 out of 10
Overall: 7.25 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot: Shriver's romantic novel By the Way... has a compelling plot that mixes the discomforts of coping with a traumatic event with the excitement of falling in love. The first-person narration is powerful as the protagonist whirls through varying intense emotions, taking the reader on a swift journey of lust, horses, cowboys, and good ol' Texan fun.

 Prose: Shriver excels at portraying the deep pain in a woman who has massive regrets and anguish. The writing regarding horses and Andi's daughter is also excellent and authentic, and the reader will find Andi a compelling narrator, with a mixture of self-loathing and humility tangled in with pride in her work and appearance.

 Originality: Although By the Way... is filled with a number of cliches, the way that they come together is unique. It has a handful of different flavors thrown into the pot, including romance, assault, car crashes, death, mental illness, sex, and horses. 

Character/Execution: Andi is a distinctive character with broad-ranging emotions. The side characters are pleasant and well-written, including those that are seen only briefly, such as Andi's farm help. P. G. Shriver also knows how to write a charming horse, and does a great job of having the author connect with the animals portrayed in the story.

Date Submitted: May 06, 2022

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 03/2022
  • 9781952726460 B09T87MP26
  • 240 pages
  • $5.99

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