Vogt, Beth. A November Bride: A Year of Weddings Novella. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. 2014.
Having just turned thirty and dumped by her boyfriend through a text message, Sadie McAllister begins to wonder if true love will ever find her. As a food-star hopeful, Sadie receives an invitation to move out west; however, she is beginning to wonder if perhaps her chances at love may be right under her nose at home with Erik Davis, her eighth-grade crush…
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
As the ending to A Year of Weddings series, this was a fun-filled novella perfect for this busy time of year. Light-hearted yet with a good message, this short contemporary romance is actually quite relevant today (text messages, Food Network). As a new author for me, Beth Vogt will definitely be an author I read again as I appreciated her sense of humor and developed characters in her writing. The entire Wedding series was a delight for me…fast paced, humorous at times, and faith-filled while introducing me to several new authors. Even some of the author’s friends/ co-writers are my favorites now too!
4 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of November Bride from BookLook Bloggers and Zondervan for my honest review*
Dear Jen Pen,
Your interest in novellas has intrigued me. May I ask what you find so appealing? In your opinion how must a story arch be shaped for a novella to keep the reader engaged? Would it be safe to assume novellas are presented with the challenge of successfully developing characters?
I look forward to your response.
Thank-you for visiting and reading my review.
To answer your questions, I must first clarify that I am not an author but a reader/ reviewer and must answer accordingly.
I find that novellas are required to arch a bit sooner (and perhaps smaller) than a novel yet contain developed characters as best as able in a shorter piece, hopefully building a connection with the reader. I appreciate that novellas can be a full story while needing less time to complete reading it. I love being able to fluctuate between the different types of stories, length of novels, genres and authors.
Again, thanks for visiting and asking!