Official Review: Misty’s Blues by Penny Glover

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Official Review: Misty’s Blues by Penny Glover

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Misty’s Blues" by Penny Glover.]
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1 out of 4 stars
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Misty’s Blues, written by Penny Glover, is a novel that focuses on a mother and daughter, Heather and Misty, who are struggling to make peace with themselves and with their extended family. Heather has lived a wild and promiscuous life that has brought her nothing but trouble and strife. On top of that, she abandoned her little daughter and left her with nothing.

Misty struggled to survive on her own, but with some support, she found a way to live a decent life. Now, as a strong young woman, she has to decide whether to forgive her mother or not. Her mother’s family is also desperate to meet her after so many years apart. But can she forget everything and rejoin the family as though nothing had happened? You have to read the book to find out.

All in all, Misty’s Blues started strong, and I especially enjoyed the poem included at the beginning of the book. There were also some twists and turns that made the plot more interesting. Nevertheless, I had several issues with the book that detracted from my reading experience.

First, there were several sentences that were awkward to read. These sentences were often confusing, and I had to reread them to fully grasp what the author was trying to say. Take, for example, the following sentence: "In fact, she has gotten herself in a heap of trouble telling other guys girlfriends that the baby is their boyfriend’s.”

Second, I found it difficult to enjoy the narration of the story in the third person. The narration lacked some form of grace and sophistication that I often struggled to get through the reading. The following scene from the book would explain my point perfectly: "She pulls back and tells him to leave her alone. Jonathan is upset now that Madison has disrespected him. He takes his hand and slaps her across the face.”

Third, there were more errors in the book than I could count. Most of these errors were petty but detracted greatly from my reading experience. For example, several conversations in the book had missing quotation marks, making it difficult to distinguish between when a character was speaking and when the author was narrating the story. The most frustrating experience for me was the conversation between several characters in chapter nine, where I struggled profoundly to follow the conversation and was even more perplexed when the name of one of the characters speaking was omitted.

All things considered, I rate Misty’s Blues 1 out of 4 stars. Although I enjoyed the beginning of the book, the rest of it failed to live up to expectations. Further, I found more than ten errors in it and do not believe it was professionally edited. There were also strong vulgar language and erotic scenes in it.

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The first thing I noticed was the book cover. However, the inconsistencies are a turn off. Thanks for the honest review.

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Post by Luluwa79 »

I would have loved to read this lovely novel, but i will skip it until it is edited.
Thanks for the review.
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It’s disappointing that it started out strong but ended so poorly. Thank you for an honest and fair review but I will be skipping this book.

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Hope the author addresses the shortcoming raised by you and comes out with a nice version of this book. Thanks for your insightful review.
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What a shame that this book has obviously not been professionally edited. Otherwise the story sounds like something I would enjoy to read, but I think I’ll wait for the second round of editing. Thanks for your honest review!

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It seems the author has a lot work to do, particularly on the editing. Thanks for the interesting review.
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The writing definitely needs some work. Great review!

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Hi Elvis,
I am shocked to see that you rated this book one out of four stars. It must have been really difficult to get through. I hope the author accepts this graciously and make the necessary improvements. Good luck to you and Penny Glover.

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Thanks for a detailed review and recommendations . I hope she forgives the mum and move on.

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Post by Olabode Joshua »

This premise of this story sounds promising, but the execution seems to have left a lot to be desired.
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