Is the book title misleading?

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Post by LV2R » 16 Jun 2018, 21:47

I think the title And Then I Met Margaret and the book cover picture combined made me think that the book was mystical and possibly a strange book. I didn't think of romance at all. I thought it was another "guru". However, the author really explains his road to spiritual awareness through all his searches and meetings of many experts and gurus of spirituality in the introduction. Then, he shares many of his growing up experiences with normal average people who taught him some important lessons in life. I liked how he then paid it forward many times and used what he had learned to help others. After reading the book, the title makes sense and is fine with me. I can't think of a better title. Perhaps the subtitle Stories of Personal Transformation could be more prominent so as readers could notice it.

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Post by holsam_87 » 19 Jun 2018, 01:29

Al Chakauya wrote:
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Al Chakauya wrote:
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kandscreeley wrote:
01 Jan 2018, 12:46
I don't think it's necessarily indicative of a romance novel. I didn't get that idea from the title at all. I don't think it's a bad title.
Fo me, the story with Margaret didn't sound to be the most important one to "take" the book title. Any other story would've nailed it to be the book title for me but Margeret! Really?
And Then I Met The Maasai Mother, would have been a better title for me because the story sounded grandeur to me.
Yes, the same goes for me. It was much more life-changing.
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Post by 10mile72 » 19 Jun 2018, 15:25

That was my exact reaction -- this is a romance. Maybe he was trying for a bigger audience? :?

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Post by onixpam » 21 Jun 2018, 13:00

While was reading the book I was waiting for Margaret, but this was not the strongest story in the book at least not for me. The title is misleading and does not shows what the book is really about.

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Post by Kister Bless » 23 Jul 2018, 12:36

I must confess that to some point this title is misleading. Personally I was mislead. I picked the book to review with the idea that it was a romance story. It's cover and the title intrigued me into picking it. Unfortunately, it wasn't what I thought it was but all the same I learnt great lessons from it. I learnt that even Margaret did have a large part to play in the book. She took part in only one story.

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Post by Theresam » 18 Dec 2018, 12:26

I thought the book title was very misleading. I thought the same as you that it was a romance novel it was only after reading the description and that it was non fiction that I realized it wasn’t.

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