Ashley, Diane T. and McCarver Aaron. Jasmine. Uhrichsville, OH: Barbour Publishing, Inc. 2013.

JasmineJasmine must face the return of her childhood friend, David Foster, whose return is complicated by past and present misunderstandings. Adding to the emerging chaos is the appearance of a mysterious actor who opens doors for Jasmine to enter the world of theater. Much to Jasmine’s sisters’ deep concern, the stage is not always what it appears to be. Jasmine’s relationships must face the ultimate tests as she stumbles into a theater that contains sinister secrets.

The novel’s premise promises New Orleans adventure. The beginning opens with a fast start by garnering reader interest as new characters and major dilemmas are introduced. However, once nearing the middle section of the novel, the action slows. The reader is left with the desire for something to propel the story forward. For readers that have an interest in the theater, the novel will not disappoint. The pages are filled with descriptions of sets, costumes, rehearsals and an occasional Shakespearean quote.

3.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a free copy of Jasmine from NetGalley and Barbour Publishing, Inc in exchange for my honest review*


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