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Sunday, October 8, 2017
The Pretender by Ta'mara Hanscom
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.
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
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.
The Pretender by Ta'mara Hanscom is the first novel in her new Caselli Family series. I was drawn in by the description of the book, but quickly found it hard to concentrate on the story. I am not sure if this is supposed to be a young adult novel, but I immediately felt the rebelliousness and anger of Noah from the first page. The emotions of the characters leapt out from the first page, and it was so strong I actually had trouble concentrating on the plot line. The storyline appears to be well thought out and suspenseful, but I had trouble getting past the raw, almost too exaggerated emotions of the characters and the writing style itself. I felt like I could not connect well with the story or the characters because the sentences were somewhat abrupt and simplistic in nature. I am going to continue to try to complete this story because I think the plot and the character development will be compelling in the end, but that is my initial impression of this book. I received this book from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for an honest review.
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