Official Review: The Tattered Black Book by Lexy Duck

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Tattered Black Book" by Lexy Duck.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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The thrill of unbridled young love is an unrelenting force that goes to the extreme to exist. This love is what drives Charlotte, the daughter of a powerful attorney, and Tey, a Native American boy, to defy the norms of the time and try to find a way to be together. They face opposition from both the societal prejudice of the 1880s and Charlotte’s father, who hates the Native Americans with an unrelenting passion. Together they try to find a way to be together without Charlotte’s father finding out as he vowed Charlotte would never be allowed to be with Tey. Lexy Duck’s novel The Tattered Black Book tells this story.

I found myself unwilling to put it down once I started; there was never a dull part. The narrative started with a young child, Danny, finding a journal and begging her Auntie to read it to her. The story bounced from their perspective to the perspectives of Charlotte and others in her tale. This kept me in suspense as the story was always moving around to the different characters. This suspense lasted until the very last page of the book.

It also allowed for the characters to be seen in more depth. For example, Tey could be seen through the hateful eyes of Charlotte’s father. Then he would be described from Charlotte’s loving viewpoint, and his personality was furthered fleshed out. This was done for all the characters and created a well-developed cast that each stood out in their own way.

The writing was my favorite part. There were only a few grammatical issues, and I believed it was professionally edited. More importantly, the writing flowed with the story. Each word added to the narrative and gave me a crystal-clear view of each event that took place. Duck’s stunning historical details brought the time period to life and gave each character a physical description that matched the depth of personality each possessed.

This book is more than deserving of 4 out of 4 stars. I can think of nothing I did not like about it. However, there was the use of some profanity and mentions of violence. Readers of romance and historical fiction will enjoy this remarkable tale. It is a quick read that hijacks the imagination and takes you along for quite the ride. The literary elements of the novel work in tandem to create a masterpiece. I would be the first to read another book by Duck if she chooses to write one.

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I love reading about love, especially when there are so many forces opposing it. Well, I would have to read the book to find out if Charlotte and Tey ended up together. Thanks for the review.
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I love reading romance stories! This one sounds very fast-paced with a lot of interesting angles such as racial discrimination, parenting, and history. I'll have to read it soon!
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Wow this book sounds extremely emotional! Thanks for your informative review!
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I love it when a story keeps moving between different characters. Thanks for a lovely review.
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Joan642 wrote: 30 Dec 2020, 05:58 I love reading about love, especially when there are so many forces opposing it. Well, I would have to read the book to find out if Charlotte and Tey ended up together. Thanks for the review.
Thank you for stopping by! It's a great read
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KristyKhem wrote: 30 Dec 2020, 09:12 I love reading romance stories! This one sounds very fast-paced with a lot of interesting angles such as racial discrimination, parenting, and history. I'll have to read it soon!
It is an excellent romance to read!
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Sararob06 wrote: 30 Dec 2020, 09:54 Wow this book sounds extremely emotional! Thanks for your informative review!
Thank you for stopping by!
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Ayora wrote: 30 Dec 2020, 10:07 I love it when a story keeps moving between different characters. Thanks for a lovely review.
The perspective change does add a lot. Thanks for reading my review!
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It it refreshing to read about a book that you cannot put down! Even if I am not a big fan of romance novels per se, I might give it a chance. Thank you for your interesting review!
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raluca_mihaila wrote: 30 Dec 2020, 15:10 It it refreshing to read about a book that you cannot put down! Even if I am not a big fan of romance novels per se, I might give it a chance. Thank you for your interesting review!
Thanks for reading my review!!
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I very much enjoy engaging books, and will try to read this when I can. Great review.
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duskdawn09 wrote: 30 Dec 2020, 22:19 I very much enjoy engaging books, and will try to read this when I can. Great review.
It's a great read! I hope you enjoy it if you do end up reading it!
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Thanks for your interesting review. Looks like this is a well-written book with well-developed characters.
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Sou Hi wrote: 03 Jan 2021, 21:34 Thanks for your interesting review. Looks like this is a well-written book with well-developed characters.
Thanks for stopping by!
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