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I do not like to give negative reviews, my sister wrote books, so I know how dear and personal the writing can be; however, I have no idea why the publishing editor or her friends who edited did not catch all the redundancy in the book. It was annoying to read a paragraph to have the same thing said in a different way 2 paragraphs down. This happened pretty frequently.
This story is so badly written, I couldn’t get past the first pages. The author’s staccato-like sentences jack-hammered my brain until I found myself nodding in cadence to the rhythm of short, choppy, elementary level prose. What a waste of money.