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A Pretty Age by Barbara Mueller

This is a story that was offered up to me for review because I willingly chose another eBook to review. I thought, eh, why not.

Two young women in the early 1900’s are thrust into a septacularly devious situation that involves murder, madness, deception, religion, and long winded sometimes confusing journal entries.

Antoinette and Sophiny are in a Catholic convent boarding school. The daily rituals and strict schedule is something that they have learned to love so when life is drastically altered the unstructured becomes scary. The girls are thrust into a dark and fast paced world of confusion and deceit.

Can they trust each other or others that are in direct contact with them? Will this tale become a tale of murder or just a case of misdirection? Ultimately, the only friends are the ones that you know and trust.

We are introduced to brothers and farmers, missionaries and detectives, guardians and strangers…but which ones are real and which ones are designed to mislead?

This story shows a budding young love as well as the mysteries of the world through a young girls eyes. The historical period seems well researched and well written about. The societal scene seems particularly accurate, and I appreciate that. Each character is very well developed, with an incredible back story.

The first moments of the book seemed a bit drawn out to me, and it took an inordinate amount of time for the story to develop. Once the drama began though, the story kept me intrigued. I needed to find out what exactly happened and was pleased with the end result.

I am looking forward to the next book, as I am sure that there will be one written. If not, well then this was a good read and I enjoyed it.

* Editing *

I’m not sure if the editing needs reworked or what but I had a hard time with the formatting.

The structure of the paragraphs was rough and it was hard to differentiate when the characters were conversing with each other. It read like a run-on sentence sometimes and I would have to stop and go back to clearly understand the conversation or to follow the train of thought better.

Some of the word phrases did not make sense to me and I would have to reread the sentence again to decipher what the author was talking about.

In His Grace.




Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”



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