I have discovered that the more I read, the more I wonder about about how stories are written. Not that I am going to write a book, but I find myself wondering… This week, I read and read and read.
Perhaps it was because the Red Sox have just been bad… The pitching…. My boys and their pitching… it has not been pretty.
So I read… three love stories - each different,
two mysteries - each different and one book - not yet reviewed of popular fiction. I learned that I loved sweet stories this week. I loved the characters I read about.
But I did wonder…
Why did Stephanie Lauren’s style change with this series?
How did she come up with all the
That question always strikes me with historical novels whether they are fiction or romance. In The Pursuits of Lord Cavanaugh, the story was not the same as many novels, but it was
a good read with thoughtful storylines.
Have you ever wondered how authors come up with their stories?
Why they end the way they do?
What is point the author wants you to get?
How they determine when a character dies? Or lives?y
The Rain Watchers by Tatiana de Rosnay left me swimming in confusion. I felt so confused by the story line and the ending. I did not find the end as rewarding as I wanted. It did make sense and maybe
over time I can find the comfort of the ending that was intended, but now it feels unsettled.
How did Erin Hahn write such a wonderful novel
for her first book?
Why did I just love the young singers of Annie and Clay?
How does some talents can cause problems for some and not others?
Why do some stories hit the heart and stay with you after they finished?
That is the best question of all and perhaps the only one that matters. That
is what makes a book, something special. For me the book that hit that level for me was You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn. There was growth, poingnancy, hardship and love.
Cooper has a great new interview with Harlan Coben that you should read! I love reading how the authors came up with their stories. I loved the novels I read this week and am looking forward to reading more awesome stories.
Books Read this Week:
The Pursuits of Lord Cavanaugh by Stephanie Laurens
Rain Watchers by Tatiana de Rosnay
You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn
The Last Second by Catherine Coulter and JT Ellison
Ink by Numbers by Carrie Ann Ryan
The Case of the Windy Lake by Michael Hutchinson