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deeper than usual
am 15. Juni 2008
Glitter Baby is the latest novel I read. I know that it is one of the oldest books of Susan Elizabeth Phillips, but it just got published in German. SEP is my favourite author and the first romance novel I read was 'This Heart of Mine' , which I absolutely love, by the way. Naturally I had to read her 'newest' book.
Just by reading I realized that it is one of her older works, it reminded me a lot of 'Honey Moon' (movie stars) and somehow of 'Ain't she sweet?' But I liked it a lot more than those two and 'Hot Shot'. It is deeper than most of her new books and thus not such a 'feel good' 'light read' book, but it is not too serious. It has it's humerous and romantic moments (and, of course, a happy end)
It does not come near her 'Chicago Stars' series, since her writing style and her character developement improved during the years. But I think the personal problems of her characters and the general issues she adressed (child abuse in 'Honey Moon' ect.) were better in the past. I believe she started to write more for the masses -> poor boy works hard and achieves riches, but is hounded by his past and some other problems, which he slowely overcomes with the help of the female protagonist. Her characters are deeper now, but early on they had 'bigger' problems, so to speak.
It was very interesting to read this book and realise the personal writing development of the author, ste storyline and the problematics were good, too, so:
4/5 stars from me!