Saturday, December 20, 2008

Quills and Promises

I posted last week about Amber Miller's second novel Quills and Promises, published by Heartsong.

I hadn't finished the novel yet by the time that post was due, but I did finish this week and it was delightful!

I enjoyed it very much. The setting is the French and Indian war, pre-American Revolution. The historical details are good, the characters' struggles are universal and not dated, and the characters themselves are well-rounded for this being a shorter novel (and only 170 pages).

I haven't read too many Heartsong books, so I cannot say if this is a typical example of the line or not. But I can recommend Amber Miller, a fellow ACFW member, as an author to read. She has several books in the lineup at Heartsong for 2009 as well.

4 comments:

Tiff (Amber Miller) Stockton said...

Wow, Pattie! Thank you. :) I'm glad you came back to post your review and share your thoughts. Glad also to hear you enjoyed the book.

As for it being "typical" of the Heartsong line, I can't say. I feel I have a bit more historical detail in mine t han romance compared to the standard, but with each book HP releases, the standard changes.

Btw, this isn't a novella. It is a full novel, albeit a short one. Novellas are less than 25,000 words, and this one is 50,000. It's confusing with all these names for lengths of books, but just thought I'd clear that up. :)

Thanks again!

Oh, and book 3 is out now, plus will be touring with CFBA in May 2009.

Pattie said...

I made the necessary correction and I am sorry for any confusion. I have always heard Heartsongs were novellas, and I'm sorry I didn't verify the facts first.

Tiff (Amber Miller) Stockton said...

Hehe, not a problem. It's a common misunderstanding because the books *are* small. I generally just say they're mass-market. :)

Oh, how I long for the day when I *will* have my full-length, trade-size novels. Praying it comes soon.

Merry Christmas!

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