One of the new thrills in my life [sigh…there are so few as one ages….] is reading the books my students have written. I also get a kick out of buying these books on Amazon.com. So, it was a great pleasure to purchase and read, The Blank Book, by Magdalena Scott [which is a pseudonym], published in paperback January 2009. This book was first published as an e-book and is available on Kindle . Below is the review I wrote for Amazon.com. I’m not too skilled at writing reviews, but hope to improve as more of my students produce books.
The plot of The Blank Book poses an interesting question: can we create our own future and if so, how do we do it? The characters are so satisfying: Robert is dreamily handsome and romantic, while Alice is slightly tart, at least in self dialogue, yet sweetly romantic, too. Old friends add drama,
but it’s Alice’s mother who twists the plot. With its cozy small town atmosphere, crisp dialogue, snappy plot, and likable characters, The Blank Book, is pleasing and entertaining. In fact, one can get lost in the enthralling romance and blissful detail. Introverts who enjoy a lively inner dialogue will appreciate Alice, while romantics who like a real hunk of man will sigh over Robert. Flecks of irony add reading pleasure to a story with an intriguing twist. All in all, it’s a delightful book; one wishes for many more from the same author.