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Kirsten Mortensen's fiction includes the e-novels Can Job and When Libby Met the Fairies (and Her Whole Life Went Fey), as well as a number of short stories. Her published non-fiction books include Outwitting Dogs and 101 Dog Training Tips (both Lyons Press).
on Nov. 05, 2011 :
There are some gems hidden in the mass pool of ebooks and this is a shining example. I was pleasantly surprised by this story which I'd chosen at random for an overseas holiday read. I'm glad I did.
Kirsten Mortensen has done a good job here. Libby is a believable character who is trying to follow her dream of a quiet peaceul life as an organic farmer when she meets the 'little people' - either real or imaginary, does it matter? She takes their advice, eventually, and produces top quality vegetables. Her dream is almost realized, then she lets it slip about the 'fairies'. Before she knows it, her dream turns into a nightmare.
Once you're into the story you're soon hooked. I was disappointed when it had to end.
I've been a writer for many years now and it can be quite difficult to tell a tall tale which keeps a reader turning the page. Kirsten Mortensen does this via her characters - all are believable. I wanted to give the main character a good shake on many occasions!
Technically, the story could do with some tighter editing, and maybe the title is a tad too long, but that's just my opinion. On the whole, 'Fey' is a great escape and well worth diving into. I look forward to reading more fiction by Kirsten Mortensen.
(reviewed long after purchase)