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Receive Me Falling: 08/04/10
Receive Me Falling is self-published debut by Erika Robuck. It's told in a parallel structure jumping between present day and couple hundred years in the past. In the modern day, Meghan has recently lost her parents and is now visiting an old family plantation hoping to learn its history as she decides what to do with it. Meanwhile, in the past, Catherine wants to help the plantation slaves while looking for her own way to escape the dreary life on Nervis.
It took about four chapters for the book to grab my attention but once it did, it didn't let go until the very end. In situations like this, I tend to prefer the modern day story to the one in the past. That's true of Receive Me Falling but Catherine did grow on me. Mostly though what kept me reading was the modern day ghost story.
Other reviews of the book have pointed out a number of editing errors (spelling, homophone and punctuation) that Receive Me Falling suffers from. I have to admit that I missed most of them because I was so taken in with the plot. Since I was enjoying the book so much I'm not counting the editing problems against my rating of the book. But be advised that they are there.
Comment #1: Thursday, August, 5, 2010 at 07:25:14
I prefer the modern day parts of books like this too! Thanks for the link love. :)
Comment #2: Sunday, August 8, 2010 at 13:36:27