Tuesday, February 9, 2016

3rd Person POV Surprise

What am I reading now?  Third Time's the Charm (Liz Isaacson)

Annnd . . . what do I think so far?  This is the second in the series but it is a completely stand alone as well. If you haven't read the first, you'll still thoroughly enjoy this one and not feel confused that you'd missed something. That said, go ahead and read the first one too. They're both wonderful, sweet, inspirational romances with a cool country vibe--contemporary not historic.

Here's the Blurb:
First Lieutenant Peter Marshall has never felt as safe and whole as he does at Three Rivers Ranch. With massive scars covering most of his upper body, he's self-conscious and searching for his life's purpose. He thinks he's found it in Courage Reins, an equine therapy program for veterans he's starting out at the ranch. He didn't plan on the beautiful Chelsea Ackerman looking at his deformities with admiration. 

After her second failed engagement, Chelsea vows she'll never wear another diamond ring. But as she and Pete work together to train the horses and launch Courage Reins, she heals faster than she thought possible. Pete has a truckload of debt and no way to provide for a family, but Chelsea helps him see past all the obstacles, all the scars. With so many unknowns, Pete and Chelsea will have to develop the love, acceptance, and faith needed to find their happily ever after.

3rd Person Point of View

Deanna and I started a new story last night. 
We've talked a little about a series we'd
like to write. About some of the twists. 
Even about possible heroes, heroines, and 
supporting characters. 
We've read books to study the genre. 
Collected history and vocabulary.

Then we sat to write and it came out in 
3rd-person point of view. (If anyone is
wondering--that means that the 
narrator is watching and listening in as the
characters do their thing.) And it's also in 
past tense.

Since we always write in 1st-person present
tense, this was a definite

It still reads a little Chick-lit-ish. Can't help it--
we love it when the heroine embarrasses

I'm kind of excited to see what happens!

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