DWED Reviews My Boyfriend the Squire by Tracy Kauffman.
Rating ** 2 1/2 stars
I was a little disappointed in the book. It wasn't exactly to my tastes. While I do like to read all genres and explore the vast imaginations of various Authors, this book somehow felt to me incomplete.
The first thing that struck me, was the characters development. They seemed one dimensional, I tried to connect but couldn't. There were instances that left me scratching my head, for one, the main character was supposed to be going to the bathroom on the plane and suddenly ends up in a century where there werent any toilets. And almost immediately she is able to talk in an old English style, she is not distraught as some would think, and she enlists the help of a squire who immediately comes to her aide.
I dont think this type of circumstance was realistic. Back when witches were sought and burned, when Magic was coveted but still a fright for the people, this doesnt make any sense. Then the girl stayed for months to learn the ways of a princess whose father gave her away and not once did this man question her or confront her. Even then it would have made the book more interesting if there was more conflict other than finding a magic box. It left me feeling like there could have been more.
Now for the Pros. While I did not like the story line or lack of depth to the characters, I was still able to follow the story and hope for more because Tracy has the potential to be an amazing writer. She has a fluid hand that can lead a paragraph to great heights. I had not one issue with her style. It was because of how well written this story was, I was able to finish it to the end, because frankly she can write beautifully. I just wish the characters and storyline could hook me.
This may not be the best review, but i encourage those to take a deeper look and read what Tracy has to offer. I may not have liked it, but everyone has different tastes and perceptions. It may very well be your favorite book.
Tracy you do have the potential to be a very awesome writer.
DWED: First, tell us a little about yourself.
I am an author from North Alabama who enjoys writing mainly Young Adult Books but will write in any genre if the desire comes to mind. I work part time as a nurse in a local nursing home with some great people. Their life stories inspire me. I have met doctors, nurses, dentist, senators, business
owners, newscasters and the list goes on. You’ll be
amazed at what they tell you.
DWED: Have you always aspired to be a published author?
I can remember from an early age wanting to be an
author. After reading books from Judy Blume, Mark Twain, Gertrude Chandler Warner. Ms. Warner wrote Boxcar Children, which was one of my
DWED: Would you say the journey was easy
or hard? Why?
I would say harder than I expected. I wasn’t sure how to get published and so I let my book go for a while. I would have published much sooner if I
DWED: Who would you say inspired you to
Many of the great authors have inspired me from an early age. I see how Danielle Steel made it when it was harder to get published, so I guess you can say
DWED: Are you a part of a book club or
I have joined many social media writing forums but not one certain book club stands out.
DWED: Let’s delve into your writing. Can
you tell us about your published work?
My Boyfriend the Squire is my latest work
and one that I think young adults will enjoy. It is a fiction fantasy romance so there are things in the book that have made up. Parts such as a magical box and a countess turned into a tiger. If you like fantasy, then you’ll love this book.
DWED: What can we look forward to seeing
from you throughout 2013?
I have another book that is being edited right now
called: Southern Attraction. It is a young adult fiction romance. It is about a girl from the north moving to a southern town. She has to get used to living with a complete stranger and deal with feelings she has over two different boys.
DWED: What other avenues are you using
to promote your work and yourself?
Mainly social media but have did some
mailings and book signings.
DWED: What would you say to all aspiring
authors like yourself?
Stay motivated and hang in there.
DWED: Is there anything we haven’t
covered that you would like your readers and
potential readers to know about
both your work and yourself?
I have a
face book fan page: http://www.facebook.com/TracyKauffmanFictionAuthor?ref=hl
My main website: http://tracykauffman.com
A Twitter page: https://twitter.com/KauffmanTracy
I have started a website to help other
aspiring authors. http://literary.yolasite.com