I saw an author interview posted over at His Reading List with Cheryl Wyatt. In one of her answers she talks about living in the Fantasy World of the books as she was reading and even extending that into her own forays of the imagination after finishing a book.
This sounds quite familiar to me as I was and still am entranced by these fictional worlds that Authors create for us readers. As I’ve gotten older I have managed to choose the timing of my retreats a bit better though. I still remember teachers taking my books away at school because I’d rather read than listen to the class lesson. I suppose I figured I could just read it all later anyway.
But on to Geralyn Beauchamp and Time Masters- I was first introduced to this book over a year ago as a typing project which of course meant reading it. I have since read it more times than I can keep track of and am once again lost in the midst of vivid characters and locations that only strengthen their grip with repetition. I still find myself identifying with Shona in her loneliness, insecurity and emotional turmoil. I also identify with some of the other characters but I think Shona still draws me the most because so many of her struggles in this book mirror where I have been and I suspect others out there have too.
The characters in this book appeal to so many because they each have struggles and weaknesses that are so prevalent for us as humans. I think just about anyone can see some of themself in at least one of these characters. One of the many things that first drew me into Beauchamp’s fictional world was the characterization and how thoroughly she develops them to the point of seeming to be living human beings right in front of me. Very few authors have scaled that mountain in my reading experience. Many have good, deep characters but in the end there is still something lacking to make them feel as realistic as the Time Masters bunch.
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Here’s some other online reviews I know of and an interview and review I posted:
Coffee Time Romance, Cathi’s Chatter, A Peek at My Bookshelf by Deena, Queen of Convolution by Caprice, Grace Bridges, Interview, My Review.
Here’s some other tour posts too:
A Frank Review and Sojourner’s Journey by Rachelle (These two fellow CFRB Members are doing multiple posts this week so check the links often), Back to the Mountains by Steve (It appears this blogger is also planning a series of posts), His Reading List by Susan
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