The Virtuous Woman

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In the 1950's, a father leaves his daughter with a suitcase of her belongings to a Hollywood director--thinking this is in her best interests. More
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About Lori Finnila

Lori Finnila is humbly a writer learning to be a writer, yet a dam good one. She writes from what she knows or has experienced to move herself in the process. She likes prose because it gives her full reign of her abilities to express her experiences in the richest of detail.

Child-like fiction and fantasies of the unknown come to her mind regularly. Challenging unknown thoughts are what she likes to bring to others drawing from those parts of the brains that would ordinarily cease to exist. There is a vast world out there and Lori wants you to get to know it with her.

Watch for Lori’s other literary and recording works at Barnes and Noble and Amazon including her children’s series, The Angel Works and her poetry series Poetry for Survivors, as well as her acclaimed memoir, When I Woke Up, A Book of Abuse published through her own publishing network LJ Productions and Publishing as well as a traditional publisher, America Star Books, and The Virtuous Woman, Love Of A Child, and The Voice of Woman recording tracks at iTunes and Amazon under Lori Jean.

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Review by: Sharon E. Cathcart on June 02, 2010 :
I'm not sure what to think of this book. The plot is good: an actress (the strong implication is that she's in porn) named Celia is trapped in a violent relationship and, though pregnant, is trying to figure out how to leave.

However, there were a lot of puzzles for me. There are numerous run-on sentences, and I couldn't decide whether this was an intentional thing. Perhaps the author was going for a Kerouac stream-of-consciousness type of writing? There are also homonym disagreements ("erroneous zones" is not the same as "erogenous zones"), some downright puzzling vocabulary choices ("She went to an allude place deep inside") and misuse of "were" vs. "was."

The unfortunate result of this was that I had a hard time focusing on the story. I kept getting hung up on the grammar and sentence structure, trying to figure out what the author was trying to tell me.

It's a pity, because the overall premise had a great deal of potential. I had to take off stars for grammar and vocabulary problems, and I never enjoy doing that.
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