Book Review for THISTLE DOWN by Sherrie Hansen

Title: Thistle Down
Author: Sherrie Hansen
Publisher: Second Wind Publishing, LLC
Genre: Romance
ISBN: 978-1938101496

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Thistle Down
by Sherrie Hansen

Book review by David Pereda

THISTLE DOWN reads like a made for TV character-driven, episode of a series filmed in Scotland. The character of the pastor, Ian McCraig, is engaging and authentic. The characterizations of Emily, Benjamin, Greg, and Chelsea are unique and believable. The descriptions are vivid, and the story flows smoothly, leaving a few lose ends to tie, I suppose, in future episodes — like the stolen church items and the relationship between love-struck Chelsea and selfish Greg. All in all, it’s a nice read for a Sunday afternoon. I would have preferred to have seen all these loose ends resolved in this episode instead of left as dangling carrots to entice the reading of subsequent episodes. I admit I was a little disappointed and even considered making this a three-star review — but the strength of Sherrie Hansen’s writing, her keen eye for description, and her perceptive characterizations won me over in the end. A four-star review it is.

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 DavidPeredaDavid Pereda is an award-winning author who enjoys crafting political thrillers and mainstream novels. His books have won the Lighthouse Book Awards twice, the Royal Palm Awards, the National Indie Excellence Awards, and the Readers Favorite Awards twice. He has traveled to more than thirty countries around the world and speaks four languages. Before devoting his time solely to writing and teaching, Pereda had a rich and successful international consulting career with global giant Booz Allen Hamilton, where he worked with the governments of Mexico, Venezuela, Peru and Qatar, among others. Visit David online at: www.davidpereda.com Other titles by David Pereda: However Long the Night Havana: Top Secret Havana: Killing Castro

2 Responses to “Book Review for THISTLE DOWN by Sherrie Hansen”

  1. Sherrie Hansen Says:

    I loved David’s opening line, especially since Mark and I love TV shows set in the British Isles. If my Wildflowers of Scotland novels bear any resemblance to an episode(s) of “Doc Martin” or “Call the Midwife”, I’m infinitely pleased… Thanks for reviewing Thistle Down.

  2. Sherrie Hansen Says:

    Reblogged this on Blue Belle Books… a Blog by Sherrie Hansen and commented:
    I loved David’s opening line, especially since Mark and I love TV shows set in the British Isles. If my Wildflowers of Scotland novels bear any resemblance to an episode(s) of “Doc Martin” or “Call the Midwife”, I’m infinitely pleased…


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