Friday, October 16, 2015

Review - One Last Time by Denise Daisy

TITLE:    One Last Time
AUTHOR:    Denise Daisy
INFO:    Paperback, Fiction, 200 pages
PUBLISHED:   Lyrical Press, 2015
SOURCE:   Received from Publisher for Review

FROM GOODREADS:  When it comes to love, time is all they need...Averie is terrified of anything remotely scary, but when she finds herself short of cash, she has not choice but to work on the catering staff at the creepy historic Faulkner mansion. The Faulkner Plantation was the site of a bloody massacre in the 1800s, and the event is an attempt to change its reputation. There's just one catch: the host has more in store than dinner. Soon Avery, along with a handsome guest named Quillan, is transported - back in time...

It's one month before the massacre and Averie and Quillan must find the courage to do more than survive. Together, they must uncover the truth about the Faulkner family and try and stop the murders. But as Averie and Quillan grow closer, the stakes are higher than they expected. Will they be able to put their feelings aside to change the past - and find life, and Love, in the place Averie fears the most?
MY TAKE:   I wasn't too sure what to expect with this book, but it seemed to have many aspects of a good story that I would enjoy. I was right in choosing to review it, it was a fun, quick read. 

Avery was a fun character to get to know. She had had a rough time of it and could be a bit much at times, but I ended up liking her. I liked that she bucked tradition and propriety by actually interacting with the slaves in the past. Her modernness finally served her well. 

One issue with the time travel was the fact that there wasn't complete continuity with the timeline and the changes made in the past. I think if the loose ends were tied up a little neater I'd have liked it a little bit better. 

Out of 5 JEWELS, I give it:

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Born and raised in Tennessee, Denise Daisy sets her stories in the Deep south. In addition to writing, Denise enjoys directing for the theater, and has brought to the stage many wonderful stories, from The Legend of Pocahontas to Great American Tall Tales. To Denise, there is nothing more thrilling than bringing charactes to life, whether on stage, behind the camera , or in the pages of her books. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her four daughters, watching fireflies in the evenings, dreaming up her next story, and inspiring others. 


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