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I write, read and review, I blog frequently and love anything to do with books and writing, including editing. I am a Book Nerd and I wear that badge with pride.  http://coffee2words.wordpress.com

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What Tomorrow May Bring
Deborah Rix, Shelbi Wescott, Joseph A. Turkot, David J. Normoyle, Cary Caffrey, Samantha Durante, Megan Thomason, Jenni Merritt, David Estes, Susan Kaye Quinn, Tony Bertauski
Letters In Cardboard Boxes - Abby Slovin I instantly loved the writing style! Parker seemed very interesting to me, but I hated Jimmy from about 3 words in.

Throughout the book, I could relate to Parker on some levels, but not on others, she seemed rather double natured in that one minute I 100% agreed with her, the next it was like the story was about someone else.

Overall, I didn't love the story, I found it had a little too much inner dialogue and reflection on Parker's part. While I think it was definitely the best style of writing for this type of book, sometimes it can be a bit too neurotic...

I liked the storyline, very much. It made me stop and think about those special people in my life (and not just the most obvious ones either) and for that I am thankful to Abby for this lovely tale.

I rated Letters in Carboard Boxes a 3.5 stars, but ranked it a 4 here on goodreads, my main issue is that things were left rather open and I wanted more closure on things.

Some editing issues I noted:

16% - 'They were tarnished with age, though it blended so appropriately...'

48% - 'They sat in her hands for a second, sending fumes into her nose like old trash.'

72% - "Do you remember it? The way it felt-"
"Without a I doubt, I remember"

79% - 'Nobody stood in on line in front of her as she approached the cash register,'

83% - "I just can't see her like this. Everyday it's like she's gone and not gone. We're trapped somewhere in the middle every god dam damn day"

84% - You use dam instead of damn two other times.

NOTE: I receieved a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review