Official Review: Issac Montgomery for the Love of Beth

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Official Review: Issac Montgomery for the Love of Beth

Post by kdstrack » 02 Feb 2019, 20:14

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Issac Montgomery for the Love of Beth" by Steven Anthony Bartlett.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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For the Love of Beth by Steven Anthony Bartlett is listed under the genre of C/T/M/H. It is a thrilling story of love and mystery, deception and hope. It takes place in London and Scotland.

Isaac Montgomery worked as a stockbroker, making money hand-over-fist and spending it just as fast. Wealth afforded him many privileges, but it couldn’t satisfy the emptiness he felt in his heart. He watched as his friends married loving spouses and purchased homes, and he felt a strange pining in his heart. He realized that his desire for a family was stronger than his love for money. He left his job in London and moved to Scotland.

Isaac was on a journey to discover his true self. He acquired a small apartment and a job in a bar. One day, his heart stopped when a beautiful girl stood before him. Beth had a tragic past, and Isaac worked hard to woo her and win her heart. Shortly after beginning to date Beth, Isaac learned that his mother was dying. He returned to London and held her hand as she revealed an unthinkable secret about Isaac’s past. How will this astonishing confession affect his future? Will it hinder his relationship with Beth? Is someone stalking him?

For the Love of Beth is the first book of the Isaac Montgomery series. I loved the story line of this book and appreciated the limited number of characters. The character development of both Isaac and Beth is another strong point of the book. In the beginning, Isaac is a young man immersed in the fast life of easy money. A change of attitude motivates him to achieve higher values. Beth also developed from a woman lost in hurt and self-pity into an outgoing and optimistic person. It was enjoyable and refreshing to see these characters emerge with an entirely new perspective on life that focused more on others than on self.

I didn’t like the numerous grammar errors I noted in the book. Misspelled words, name changes, and incorrect verb tense changes appear throughout the entire text. Sentences like, “He decided to tell that that he is overwhelmed,” and “you has turned me,” slowed down the reading pace.

I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars. Had it not been for the numerous grammatical errors, I would have been happy to award this book a four. Isaac’s change of perspective, his beautiful romance with Beth, and the mystery from his past intertwined to create an exciting and intriguing story. The book ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, and that might frustrate readers who prefer tidy endings. Fans of mystery, romance, and adventure will be happy to add this book to their shelves. In spite of the grammar errors, I am anxious to read the rest of the series.

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Post by kandscreeley » 07 Feb 2019, 08:55

It sounds like Isaac is just trying to discover what he wants out of life when life interferes again. I'm curious how things turn out for him and Beth. Thanks for a great review. It's just too bad about the errors.
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Post by kdstrack » 07 Feb 2019, 09:51

kandscreeley wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 08:55
It sounds like Isaac is just trying to discover what he wants out of life when life interferes again. I'm curious how things turn out for him and Beth. Thanks for a great review. It's just too bad about the errors.
I fell in love with this story line. The positive changes in Isaac's life were truly moving. The story was still excellent - in spite of the errors. Thanks for your motivating comments. They are much appreciated.

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Post by nonamer_miss » 07 Feb 2019, 10:29

This looks like a typical love story however I am very much intrigued with the secret Isaac has to uncover, sadly the grammatical errors seem severe in this book.

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Post by kdstrack » 07 Feb 2019, 10:47

nonamer_miss wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 10:29
This looks like a typical love story however I am very much intrigued with the secret Isaac has to uncover, sadly the grammatical errors seem severe in this book.
I thought this would be a typical love story, but the author gives it a different twist when Isaac goes back home to see his dying mother. The errors were a letdown. Nevertheless, I am planning to read the rest of the trilogy. The story really moved me. Thanks for stopping by.

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Post by Jessacardinal » 07 Feb 2019, 15:21

kdstrack wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 10:47
nonamer_miss wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 10:29
This looks like a typical love story however I am very much intrigued with the secret Isaac has to uncover, sadly the grammatical errors seem severe in this book.
I thought this would be a typical love story, but the author gives it a different twist when Isaac goes back home to see his dying mother. The errors were a letdown. Nevertheless, I am planning to read the rest of the trilogy. The story really moved me. Thanks for stopping by.
It seems the plot is strong enough to override easily fixed errors. I would choose a great story with a few errors over a perfectly edited yet mediocre novel any day. I look forward to reading this book. Thanks for the review!
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Post by kdstrack » 07 Feb 2019, 18:36

Jessacardinal wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 15:21
kdstrack wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 10:47
nonamer_miss wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 10:29
This looks like a typical love story however I am very much intrigued with the secret Isaac has to uncover, sadly the grammatical errors seem severe in this book.
I thought this would be a typical love story, but the author gives it a different twist when Isaac goes back home to see his dying mother. The errors were a letdown. Nevertheless, I am planning to read the rest of the trilogy. The story really moved me. Thanks for stopping by.
It seems the plot is strong enough to override easily fixed errors. I would choose a great story with a few errors over a perfectly edited yet mediocre novel any day. I look forward to reading this book. Thanks for the review!
That was my reaction to this book. The story moved me to deeply that I wanted to keep reading, in spite of the errors. Hope you will enjoy it too. Thanks for your kind words.

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Post by Cecilia_L » 07 Feb 2019, 21:21

Your review has really piqued my interest. I agree--I can overlook errors if the story is strong enough.

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Post by kdstrack » 07 Feb 2019, 23:40

Cecilia_L wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 21:21
Your review has really piqued my interest. I agree--I can overlook errors if the story is strong enough.
Usually the errors turn me the other way. This time the story line moved me so powerfully that I wanted to keep reading. I even want to read the rest of the series! Hope you will feel the same way. Thanks for commenting.

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Post by Mbrooks2518 » 09 Feb 2019, 02:32

While I am a little cuious about the secret about Isaac, this seems like more of a romance, which is not a genre I like to read, so I'll pass. Great review, though!

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Post by kdstrack » 09 Feb 2019, 07:27

Mbrooks2518 wrote:
09 Feb 2019, 02:32
While I am a little cuious about the secret about Isaac, this seems like more of a romance, which is not a genre I like to read, so I'll pass. Great review, though!
There is romance but also mostly mystery. Isaac receives a mind-blowing piece of information from his dying mother that changes his entire mindset. I really enjoyed this author. Thanks for stopping by.

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Post by BelleReadsNietzsche » 10 Feb 2019, 21:12

The blend of romance and suspense seems very interesting here! I can't quite tell if I would like it, especially because I can be picky with protagonists who undergo life changes as well as fictional romantic relationships, but I am intrigued....
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Post by kdstrack » 10 Feb 2019, 23:12

BelleReadsNietzsche wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 21:12
The blend of romance and suspense seems very interesting here! I can't quite tell if I would like it, especially because I can be picky with protagonists who undergo life changes as well as fictional romantic relationships, but I am intrigued....
I hope you will give it a try. I became very intrigued with the story line. Thanks for stopping by!

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