November 24, 2013

An Author’s Flawed First Attempt

I “won” a copy of this book and promised the author’s publicist an unbiased review. The Kitchen Dance is not the kind of book I’d read ordinarily since it falls into the romance genre. It is the author’s first novel and as such includes flaws that first novels often embody, starting with the unnecessary and pointless Prologue and the information dump first chapter. The story should have begun with the second chapter, where the main character, Joule Dalton, a widowed interior designer on her way home from a party, meets a homeless man whom she decides to rescue. All of the information in chapter one that is essential to the story could have been inserted from that point on. I […]