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  • 02/2021
  • 978-1-7344397-2-4 B08MTKYWMH
  • 343 pages
  • $3.99
Edie Cay
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The Boxer and the Blacksmith
Edie Cay, author
Can London’s lady champion fight for love? As London’s undefeated women’s boxer, Bess Abbott has the scars—both inside and out—to prove it. But when one of her boxing students, Violet, needs protection, Bess Abbott’s rock hard heart cracks open. And when a handsome blacksmith comes along, giving her compliments and treating her, well, like a woman, Bess doesn’t know what to do. She’s on the ropes in the face of his affections. Os Worley was a child when he became an accidental stow-away. He grew up not knowing the family or the island that inflected his accent. His only memory of his mother is a head bent, hands working a stitch, a voice humming a melody. Now that he has his own foundry, and his own apprentice, he’s come to London to find the woman attached to this impression. His heart is already tempered and quenched, focused on his goal—but a lady boxer threatens to recast his love in her own image. As Os and Bess face off, will they toe the line or retreat to their corners?
Plot/Idea: 10 out of 10
Originality: 10 out of 10
Prose: 9 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 9.50 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot: Evenly paced with plenty of drama and action, the author has created a winning plot with a variety of themes: gender, class, sports, race, and romance. What is most endearing about this plot is that the main character is based on a real person but set in a different time period. The author has included both fictional and nonfictional elements of this character’s life.

Prose/Style: In a well-written narrative, the author has included terminology that is true to the era, but has also included a helpful glossary. The dialogue demonstrates the strong will and sweet natures of the main characters.

Originality: The placing of a real-life character into a different historical time period is well done. The author has created a lively story that takes place during the Regency period and given the reader a snapshot of what goes on in the streets as opposed to among the higher society. This strategy makes this story more believable and engaging.

Character Development/Execution: Believable and wise characters are portrayed as independent and strong. Gender plays an important role in this story, reminding the reader of the properness of the time period and creating a contrast between the classes.

Date Submitted: July 01, 2021

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 02/2021
  • 978-1-7344397-2-4 B08MTKYWMH
  • 343 pages
  • $3.99

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