Francesscas Romance Reviews

Saving Stella -

Eliza Brown


Saving StellaAfter living the past six years of her life as a shadow of her former self Stella Morgan’s twin sister Sloan takes matters into her own hands. Setting her quiet, reserved sister up with her friend and boss Brayden Brooks.

But after the trauma of her past, can Stella ever trust another man? Can she overcome her demons to find her happily ever after?

The Review

This is Eliza Brown début novel, it is a novella, which I have to start by saying it isn't very often that I read quick reads, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. A lot of my review here is based on my own personal opinion about the book and how where I feel it could have been improved. I have to begin by saying that the story line has so much potential, the story is about a woman who has had a life changing event happen to her which in effect has made her in to a young woman scared of the world. The story is magical and would relate to many women out there who have had similar experiences.

As this is Eliza Brown début novel I see the great potential in her writing, I believe with this particular book Eliza was excited to get it release there for missing out on ways to expand the story and give it that "something special" factor. The story felt rushed like it was a race to the end of the book rather than taking the time to develop the characters and gain an emotional response from the audience. There is one part in the book where she is reliving what happened to her in her horrific past that should evoke a huge response from the audience but because it felt so much you didn't have that emotional bond with the character. This again is a personal preference but maybe this could have been expanded with a flashback for the character so that we sensed every feeling and emotion she experienced rather than it just feeling as though a recount of the event but again this is just a personal preference of mine.

I loved the difference in characters the fact that they were twins but so far from each other and such different characters. I love the way that Stella grows through the story and comes out of her shell I just think I would have preferred more time taken on her growing and not feel as though it was such a quick transition. I did find some typo's as I read through the book and this is a bit of a pet hate of mine been an English Literature student. The only other part of the book I didn't like and again this is a personal preference was that there was no chapters just changes of characters narratives. I like to have chapters so that I can mark points in the book to come back to and know what chapter and paragraph they are on.

Overall I believe that Eliza Brown has a lot of potential and find that she is extremely forthcoming with ideas and your opinions in her book, which is really refreshing. I do think that you should give this book a go as it is a very quick read and not something so heavy on the heart it may be exactly what you are looking for. I look forward to seeing how Eliza grows as an author in her second book Sloan's Surrender and am excited to see what she does with a full length Novel. Eliza should be extremely proud of herself for her first novel; she has done a very good job in her first book.

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Posted on: 11/17/2013 - Posted by: Francessca Webster

- Michelle Says...

Great review! This series came out of nowhere and has carved out a special niche in my heart. While I'm looking forward to the release of Book 3, "More Than Forever," in early 2014, I know it will be bittersweet to leave Mia and Schooner.

- Michele Welch Says...

After reading "Searching for Moore" I couldn't wait to get my hands on "Moore to Lose" the 2nd book in the "Needing Moore" Trilogy. And boy I wasn't disappointed. This book focus's on the 20 odd years Mia & Schooner are apart. We learn more of Mia's life from college graduate to kick ass businesswoman. We meet some new and old friends and discover more about how they fit into Mia's life. This book answers some of the questions from the first book. And I can't wait to get my hands on the 3rd book.....

- Vicki Urbanski Says...

I just LOVE Mia & Schooner,' Julie you have done an amazing job with these characters and story. I can not wait for book 3.

- Sammy Campos Says...

I absolutely loved Moore to Lose, it gave me answers to many of the questions I had after reading Searching for Moore and I enjoyed meeting new characters and getting more background knowledge of those we met in the first book. The attention to detail and how Julie is able to make you feel as if your living inside the story blew me away. I am excited to see how this EPIC LOVE STORY turns out in Moore the Forever.

- Michelle Says...

Indeed a wonderful series by Julie Richman. Looking forward to the 3rd and last installment, of Mia and Schooner's story, Forever Moore!

- Patricia Gadsden Says...

This series has made me love romance novels again. Julie Richman has made me want to start sending out friend request to find out if there is a lost love still out there. I can't wait to see how it all ends in Moore than Forever. I know that it will blow me away as much as the first two books in this series did.

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