Wednesday, February 25, 2015

CHAYSING MEMORIES by Jalpa williby

CHAYSING MEMORIES by Jalpa williby

Why do some writers have characters that reach off the pages and capture your heart and soul?  While other writer’s only write drab, boring characters?  True, some of it’s the writing skill of the author.  Yet I’ve read books that were very elegantly written, but I just couldn't get attached to the characters.  What were they missing?  I ponder this question a lot as I examine my own writing.  How do you get readers to feel for your characters? 

Well, that’s one question Jalpa Williby doesn't need to ask herself.  She has a very simplistic writing style, nothing fancy or over-the-top, but she writes with such raw passion and fire that her characters draw you into their lives.  She did tell me she cried while writing this story.  Maybe that’s the secret.  If the writer can’t feel the emotions of their characters, how will the reader. 

 I’ve never been an advocate of book series; I want the whole story in one book.  Usually the second one in the series isn’t as good as the first book and the third one isn’t as good as the second.  You get my drift.  But I found the exception in this case.  After finishing Chasying Dreams, I knew I had to read the second book.  And, believe it or not, Chaysing Memories is actually better than the first book.  I’ve heard that the third and last book of the series, Chasying Destiny, is even better.  Now I can’t wait. 

Chasying Memories starts 4 months after the ending of Chasying Dreams.  I can’t go into much detail as I don’t want to give away any of the storyline.  Suffice it to say, I did figure out some of the consequences of Tess and Chayse’s union, but the ending was unexpected and totally devastating.  Talk about a see-saw of emotions.  Wow!!.  The second book also enriches the secondary characters like Jack, Kylie and Aunt Jema and the strong bond they share with each other.  And there’s Gem, the wonder dog.  I want one of those!

If you’re looking for a HEA romance, you won’t find it here, but if you’re looking for raw emotions and passion, this book is for you.  I give this wonderful tale a well-deserved 5 feathers.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this wonderful review! It means a lot to me. :)