Official Review: The Devil Take Tomorrow

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Re: Official Review: The Devil Take Tomorrow

Post by LivreAmour217 » 13 Aug 2015, 13:09

26mada26daddy wrote:Livre Amour 217 I have read your 'Official Review' of 'The Devil Take Tomorrow'. I'm very impressed with how you reported your findings. You simply described your experience but managed to avoid getting personally involved in the 'frame of reference' without judgment. Like the professional you appear to be. you had the discipline, poise and the humility to state only what you learnt from your observations and experience. I find it refreshing to know that significant reviewers like you are available to authors. Two quotes confirm your 'ace reporting style' review which highlights my admiration for this particular style of reviewing. (A) "... a writing style that provides vivid mental pictures of the characters and settings . . . " (B) ". . . the villans are thoroughly detestable . . . ". Your review is simple and to the point.
Thank you so much for your review of my review :D It means a lot to me and I really appreciate your taking the time to write this!

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zeldas_lullaby wrote:Heck, yeah! I love her reviews too! :-)
Aww, thanks! It also helps when the writers are as talented as you!!!
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Post by zeldas_lullaby » 13 Aug 2015, 16:55

Oh, blushety blush!!

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Post by hsimone » 18 Aug 2015, 23:48

I absolutely love your review of The Devil Take Tomorrow! It seems like a good find. Sometimes I like to read books that are based on historical facts. It helps me to expand my knowledge of the content. I don't know too much about the Revolutionary War either, so I'll definitely put this on my to-read list. Thanks for a wonderful review!
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Post by Cee-Jay Aurinko » 19 Aug 2015, 12:43

LivreAmour217, I accredit your review with platinum bric-a-brac. Your review was enough to transport me back to a time I wish I knew more of. I know zilch about the Revolutionary War and this book sounds like it has a lot to teach me about it. It's been a while since I've read a good historical fiction novel, so I wouldn't mind reading this one.
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Post by LivreAmour217 » 27 Aug 2015, 13:38

@ hsimone and Leon Durham: thank you guys so much for the kind words. I hope that you enjoy the book!
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Post by Adoracoffee » 03 Dec 2015, 00:20

I was hesitant at first to read The Devil Take Tomorrow because of the title although the title is intriguing I thought that it could possibly be a bodice ripper and that is just not my kind of book. But once I started reading the sample, after the first line I was hooked adventure, action, rebels and the girl is saved! It reminded me of a classic adventure movie! I also liked that after reading the sample that I just had to do some research on the revolutionary war and learned some new things. I appreciate the warning about the abuse to women in the book. Action and great characters and an intriguing story how exciting!

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Post by kimmyschemy06 » 07 Dec 2015, 08:25

This sounds like a book I would enjoy. Great review! Congratulations to Gretchen Jeannette for such a wonderful book.

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Post by gali » 07 Jul 2016, 09:57

The Revolutionary War is a subject that interests me. I got another book by this author and now got this one!

Congratulations to the author for getting a good review! :)
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Post by gaporter » 07 Jul 2016, 10:14

I've downloaded the book! Great review!

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Post by L_Therese » 07 Jul 2016, 10:21

I sampled this book for the First Ten feature, and I love it so far. By the sound of the review, a lot of my initial impressions will be brought to fruition. I enjoy historical novels that bear in mind the historical realities, and I anticipate a gripping plot. Thanks for writing such a thorough review!

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Post by LivreAmour217 » 07 Jul 2016, 11:09

L_Therese wrote:I sampled this book for the First Ten feature, and I love it so far. By the sound of the review, a lot of my initial impressions will be brought to fruition. I enjoy historical novels that bear in mind the historical realities, and I anticipate a gripping plot. Thanks for writing such a thorough review!
Thank you! I really hope that you enjoy the book!
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Post by greenstripedgiraffe » 07 Jul 2016, 11:36

good review - from the cover of the book, this looked like one i typically avoid. But, I downloaded in order to enter the giveaway - haha! But, judging from your review, I might find it deeper than the cover implies. Important to me in historical fiction is that the research on the time period be sound.
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Post by signed » 07 Jul 2016, 11:42

Thanks for the review!

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Post by dina s » 07 Jul 2016, 11:46

oh the cover grabbed me in and reading about the Revolutionary War is interesting also, cant wait to read.

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Post by shelley_soetosenojo » 07 Jul 2016, 12:32

Good job on the very thorough review. You have made me interested in the book when you described that the writing style is as such that it paints very vivid mental pictures and that it was like watching a movie. Not many authors can do that. This will be my next book to read.
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