An amazing series of books!! Heart wrenchingly realistic; I was drawn into each of the characters, the time period and the every day details of their lives. Shayne is one of the most talented writers I've come across. I was sorry to come to the end. Maybe another book?
I was intrigued by the storyline & decided to purchase this book based on the high reviews & praise. Well, I was disappointed. The plot is good, however the characters seem very stilted in their speech & interactions. I just didn't get the emotional passion that should be evident in a story of this genre. It would have been a brilliant book had the author slowed down & put more emotion into it.
Shawn has accomplished what many authors fail to do when they take that terrifying leap into publishing. He has created an amazing epic story which from the very beginning draws the reader into a story which is beautifully crafted. Each character has been lovingly & patiently brought to life. The storyline is one which honestly drew me in & kept me enraptured. There are so many elements in Melody & The Pier To Forever...magic, love, suspense, fantasy...it is an amazing story, one which you'd expect from a much more seasoned author, in fact in an era where well established & "popular" authors have dropped the ball in their originality & magic, Shawn puts them to shame with the first book of what I know will be an amazing epic journey! Can't wait for the second book!