The Pretender – A Blackguard in Disguise by Ta’Mara Hanscom



MY REVIEW:

I wanted to like this book – I really did. For some reason, whether it was just timing or my own personal preferences, I had difficulty reading it. Perhaps it was the fact that I felt there were way too many characters  and also too many different situations going on at the same time. Or maybe it was the intensity of the love-at-first-meeting that didn’t ring true to me. Whatever it was, I could not bring myself to care about any of the characters. Then there were the random facts inserted haphazardly that did not seem to be at all important to the story.

I do want to make it clear that I really think this is a matter of personal preference NOT anything lacking in the author’s talent. Overall I felt that the plot was a good idea and the writing itself was good, if a bit simplistic for my taste. Quite a few  reviewers really loved “The Pretender” which is why I think it’s just not my type book.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Litfuse Publicity. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.



ABOUT THE BOOK:

The Pretender: A Blackguard in Disguise (Reata Publishing, September 2017)

Set in South Dakota in 1975, where eighteen-year-olds could order 3.2 beer in a bar, and loaded guns were kept under the counter.

Frankie Valli sang “My Eyes Adored You,” and American soldiers returning from Vietnam struggled with their new reality.

It’s within this tumultuous season of American history that Tillie Caselli meets Noah Hansen, and they are never the same again. Their lives were mysteriously intertwined—and had been for many years—yet they had no idea.
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From the moment they met, Tillie and Noah wanted to spend the rest of their lives together, but a deliberate omission will keep them apart—and that same omission will be responsible for the escape of a murderer, and a bride’s deception.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Born and raised in South Dakota, Ta`Mara loves to write about the Great Plains and the beauty and people of Italia. While her husband and children manage their two pizza ristoranti, Ta`Mara works full time on The Caselli Family Series, and ministers to women. It is Ta`Mara s prayer that as the readers explore the truths in these volumes, they will come away with a new perspective on love, forgiveness, obedience, and God’s plan for marriage

Find out more about Ta’Mara at https://www.tamarahanscombooks.com.

GIVEAWAY:

Join Ta’Mara in celebrating the release of the second printing and new covers by entering to win her $75 prize basket giveaway!

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A copy of The Pretender
  • A $75 Amazon gift card
  • A decorative box containing measuring cups, ten recipes from the book, a potholder, a kitchen towel, pepper and salt grinders, kitchen utensils, and an olive oil dispenser

Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on October 11. The winner will be announced October 12 on the Litfuse blog.

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