Friday, July 23, 2010

Glaen by Fred Lybrand


Update on 7/26/10: Congratulations to Crystal. One copy of Glaen in the mail today! I still have one more if anyone's interested. You probably have a week or two before it's shipped off to Goodwill. :)

Glaen
by Fred Lybrand originally intrigued me because of the tagline: A novel message on romance, love, and marriage. The premise is that a college student Annie is writing a book about dating and relationships and along the way discovers truths that change her views on the topic. A novel written with the sole purpose of teaching valuable lessons ... rather than for pure entertainment. I was interested.

Once I began reading, though, I was completely put off. There are multiple grammatical errors / typos within the first 10 pages. This continues throughout the book. (This does not appear to be an unedited version of the book.) Additionally, the story line is somewhat lacking. Definitely did not keep my attention. And the book is a little preachy at times. Perhaps the downfall of teaching through fiction. The author does make a few solid points about relationships, but nothing new or earth-shattering.

1 star (out of 5)

I received this book for free from The B&B Media Group in exchange for my fair and honest review.

* They also sent me a second copy to give away. I'll give mine away too ... if anyone's interested in giving it a shot. Random drawing on July 26. Just leave a comment if you want a free copy.

3 comments:

  1. Hey Crystal - Send me your address. iblog4books(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Thanks so much for the copy. :)

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