Sophie's Father

Rated 2.60/5 based on 5 reviews
Grace Dennison has no choice but to seek help from Hayes McKinnon. But his help comes with strings... More

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Words: 67,980
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301989300
About Judi Nolan

Kia Ora...I am a full-time caregiver to the elderly, so writing time and freedom are luxuries. But I do try and keep my pen going (or keyboard) and adding to my collection of books. So look out for more books from me in the near future. I am married with two adult children and three gorgeous grandbabies who keep me on my toes! I hope you enjoy reading my stories as much as I enjoyed writing them. I am also a writer and lover of the original TV series of Beauty and the Beast (1987) so there are stories of mine relating to this subject up on the Net in the various fan-based Chambers and Tunnels of the B&B World. Please enjoy...nothing is forgotten, nothing is ever forgotten...

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Review by: Kyeya on Feb. 02, 2014 :
Excruciatingly repetitive. Almost forgot what the book was about. The geography doesn't make sense and the characters, oh my I couldn't get past the repetitive scenarios. Not such a great read. Marrying The Boss is sooooo much better.
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Review by: Katie on Jan. 08, 2013 :
I really hate to give mediocre or bad reviews...but...

This story is almost painfully redundant and repetitive. While there were some good parts, some great parts, some beautiful turn of phrase, I think further editing is sorely needed to eliminate so much of the superfluous detail. Sorry - I slogged on until about halfway but just couldn't finish.

Also, an author's egregious errors in the details are likely my biggest peeve as a reader. I found several in this story but have to point out the worst offender in my opinion– GEOGRAPHY.

As an American I admit woeful ignorance of New Zealand geography - humble apologies for the lack of education in the US school system on this front. I am avidly curious about this world we live in so conducted a little quick research a la Google hoping to learn something new and get a better grasp of the world of the characters. With my good friend Google, I learned in less than 15 seconds that a nerve had been struck with this book.

***SPOILER ALERT in explanation below***
The heroine lives in Parakai (a place I’d never heard of) and our hero lives in Auckland (heard of but unfamiliar with). Depending on the route chosen, Parakai and Auckland are anywhere from 48 to 58 kilometers apart (40 to 50 minutes by car – and translates to 29 to 36 miles for those of us not on the metric system). SO - this leaves me really wondering WHY Grace and Sophie had such an arduous journey as described in chapter one: “…the long flight, the daunting, hundreds of kilometers now separating them from their beloved home…” REALLY? For many this is a typically short daily commute to work – by car. Why did they fly? Why does Grace make such a big deal of the distance? This makes other points in the story less believable. Such as why Hayes would insist they stay with him? Why would it be such a big deal to go back and forth to visit, at least to pick up some other necessities if Grace and Sophie stay with him for the two months?

This made me wonder if the author is writing about places she knows. A quick look at her profile indicates she is, in fact, in New Zealand. Therefore, I have to say that this sort of oversight is quite unforgivable as it is damaging to the plot and disrespectful to the intelligence of readers (even those who are admittedly ignorant but mildly curious and have internet access).

This is easily something fixed with additional editing. Maybe Grace and Sophie should come from the west coast of Australia or anywhere else in the world for that matter.

Fact checking is important – even in fiction.
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Review by: The Indigo Plume Publishing Company on Dec. 12, 2012 :
For some reason my first attempt at a review posted with only one star... I was trying to give it three.

A lot of passion and lingering, smoldering looks...but not much else to this one. Many of the scenes feel repetitive and redundant. I almost stopped reading it halfway through, but I stuck it out. The writer does have a good sense of how to describe emotional moments, it's just that there were too many of the same type of moments crammed into this story. If felt very laborious, and there wasn't much emotional fulfillment in the conclusion. So much of the sexual tension was simmering when the child was close by, and that didn't sit right with me. If both adults had been so concerned with her health, it seems that they would have been more mindful of her presence. Sophie just felt like so much of an afterthought for both of the adults.
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Review by: bonnie kokotla on Nov. 28, 2012 :
from the description i thought this book has potential, only to find that it was a very frustrating book. the characters just never got to the point.they just kept saying the same thing over and over until you don't want to read anymore.
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Review by: hrhsophia on Nov. 28, 2012 :
Thoroughly enjoyed these two characters, they had great chemistry and passion.
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