Today I’m excited to share my review of an author that you should try if you haven’t already read her works. <3
Cassidy Lane by Maria Murnane
The main character is a novelist and I really liked the character game that she plays when she’s out and about. Whether it’s in briefly meeting a person or just people watching, in her mind she begins creating a fictional character. I imagine that’s something writers do, or a writing technique that some of them use. It’s similar to a game I play when I wonder about the lives of the people around me. In my mind I guess what they do, where they’re from, what their situation is, and how they got to where they are now. When they look like they’re on a date I like to think about what their situation is and at what point in the relationship they are. I love the idea of this character game the author in the book uses and I wonder if Maria actually uses this in real life to generate character ideas to use in her stories. It’s certainly clever and leads to some interesting imaginary character development.
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel; the story, the characters, the flow of the writer’s style. I would label this under women’s fiction that introduces common issues we all face; apprehension about our chosen careers, looking for love and coming up short, pursuing potential love interests, and dealing with unexpected responsibilities. I can’t wait to read more by this author!
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
I received a complimentary copy via the author. All reviews 100% reflect my honest opinion.
About the Book
Author: Maria Murnane
Published: March 2014
Book Blurb: From the author who brought us the unforgettable Waverly Bryson and the bestselling Perfect on Paper series. Bestselling author Cassidy Lane walks into her twentieth high school reunion with several novels under her belt, but no date on her arm, and deep down she still feels like the smart girl no one asked to the prom. Then handsome Brandon Forrester confesses his teenage crush, and soon Cassidy finds herself swept up in a modern-day fairytale romance not unlike the tales she spins for a living. While their relationship blossoms, however, the new book she’s writing isn’t going as well, and for the first time in her career she considers crafting an ending that doesn’t end with a proverbial walk into the sunset. Contemplating the simultaneous reversal of her own romantic fortune and that of her protagonist’s is daunting, but maybe it’s time for both her writing and her personal life to take a new path. Or is it? Filled with Murnane’s trademark wit and optimism, a charming cast of secondary characters, and loads of heart, Cassidy Lane will have you cheering for its heroine down to the very last delightful word.
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