Sunday, March 20, 2016

Pseudonym by Dennis E. Hensley & Diana Savage

Title: Pseudonym
Author: Dennis E. Hensley & Diana Savage
Pages: 352
Year: 2016
Genre: Contemporary Novel
Publisher: Whitaker House
Format: Paperback (also available in eBook)
Note: I received a free copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the book:

     Growing up on an Indiana farm, Sheila Davis has one dream – to become a professional writer. But her father sees no reason for his daughter’s fanciful thoughts to pull her away from her duties at home. After winning a scholarship, Sheila convinces her dad to let her attend a summer writing course at a nearby school, where she flourishes, thanks in large part to the encouragement of her high school English teacher.

     It seems as though fate has smiled on her when a whirlwind romance with upperclassman Dan Gray turns into a proposal of marriage, with a promise to support her educational and professional dreams if she’ll delay them and hold a job long enough for him to complete his degree. But Dan’s personal agenda sentences Sheila to years of menial work as he climbs the ladder of academia and secretly sabotages her every attempt to become a published author.

     The longing never dies, however, and when Sheila gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take a shot at getting published, she risks everything and dives in – only to encounter some stunning twists and turns she never anticipated, never prepared for, and never even imagined she’d have to confront.

My review:

     A masterfully written contemporary novel!

     The characters were so well developed and presented that I felt like they stepped right out of the book. I loved Sheila Davis Gray. I also detested Dan Gray. I was on an emotional roller coaster throughout this book as I connected with everything that was happening.

     One of the key issues that kept coming up was the topic of forgiveness. There were some absolutely incredible countrified expressions used in these discussions that really appealed to me.

     I hope that this team of writers, work together again. I will definitely be interested in any other books they write.

     This wonderful book is getting a 5 star rating from me and I’m highly recommending it. Be prepared to feel heartbreak, anger, frustration, and joy as you travel with Sheila on the road to follow her dream.

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