Monday, July 20, 2015

*Review* Far From Home by V. Stolte

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Thriller
Published: February 3, 2015
Pages: 169
Ages: 18+


*Recommended for 18 & up due to graphic nature and adult situations*

Marrying her High School sweetheart Jade thinks things cant get any better she has finally found someone stable in her life and cannot wait to live the rest of it as Mrs. Hunter Hayes. Little does she know that happy ever after is about to change and it just seems to keep getting worse. Fearing for her life and with the help of a good friend she manages to escape the hell that has been her life for too long.. But to what?

Chance has issues of his own but after a brief meeting in a parking lot, then finding himself standing in front of this beautiful girl that takes his breath away for a second time, he finds himself making excuses to be where she is. Soon he is starting to think about giving up his bachelor lifestyle if she would only give him a Chance.. Can he win her over and prove to her that she needs him as much as he needs her? 

Together they find themselves connecting and after some extreme circumstances we find ourselves wondering will they be able to find their ways together or will they only end in disaster?


I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This story has potential. The basic plot is solid and the idea behind the story is good. Unfortunately, in my opinion, it needs a lot of polishing.

My first and biggest issue is with the spelling and grammar. Those issues are numerous and far exceed the amount I would find acceptable in a book of any size. In some cases punctuation is misused (and yes, I notice those things), there was excessive and incorrect use of capital letters, and there were many instances where the author tense jumped her verbs. An example of every single one of these issues can be found in a two sentence segment. 'We finished our Icees and got up to leave. As I'm heading out of the big mall doors, I made it about two steps when I hear "WAIT!"'

Another problem for me is that I felt like I was being told everything instead of shown most things. There were several scenes that I couldn't even picture in my mind because there was very little description, and the descriptions that were present, were rushed and confusing.

The story progressed really quickly and time was passing that I wasn't even aware of. It felt to me like the whole story took place over the course of a couple of weeks, but there were the occasional random time indicators informing me that it had been much longer. 

Overall I give this book 2 out of 5 stars because it has potential, but I feel like it needs a lot of work. - Katie 

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About the Author

V. Stolte has lived in the Midwest her whole life. She is a stay at home mother of four and has always enjoyed reading and writing. When she is not chasing the kids or the furbabies she also enjoys photography, outdoor stuff, and maybe a bit of reality T.V. but don't hold that against her. Far From Home is her debut Novella, and she hopes to be able to bring more to you in the future. 

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