I’m so thrilled with the reviews I’ve been getting for SCANDAL AT THE FARMHOUSE that I decided to indulge myself and give you some of the best bits. To read the full text – just click on the links.
This SWEET, sweet story captivated me …. I probably should let you know that I read it on one sitting, why would I stop?? I challenge you!
‘Ms. Young does an outstanding job of telling the story of young Clara's complex life - in a time where women are seen as property that can be bartered over like livestock.’
‘Cody is an excellent writer. Not once did she remove me from the story with non-period language or convoluted sentence structure. Her tempo is well paced for a novella, something I admired immediately. Her understanding of Regency Romance is excellent. Her lovers, Clara and Ned, are delightful and the story is lively.’
'this novella is fast paced and great for an evening treat.’
'This is a super fast read - I started and finished it last night as “before I fall asleep” reading, it was just that quick. The characters are oddly adorable (I know, it’s a crazy descriptor, but they are!!!!), and it was really easy to identify with Clara – who would want to be married to a stodgy old man and be immediately ripped away from the only family and life she’s ever known? I mean really, come on now. This is a wonderful romance story, and definitely not trashy reading. Great characters and a fast paced plot – if you’re into those things, you should really get your hands on this book!’
Of course – not everyone loved it. One reviewer couldn’t get into it, hated the heroine, and described it as ‘a tale of lust’. This surprised me, because although Scandal at the Farmhouse has a pretty steamy sex scene, it is deeply romantic. But I’ve come to realise that to be a published writer you need to develop an objective attitude and a hide like a rhino, and just to show you that I’m not afraid of a less than glowing review, here’s the link. It goes to show that you have just seconds to grab the readers attention with your opening lines – so thanks to that reviewer I am studying that aspect of the writer’s craft harder than ever. Blog post on that coming soon!
Watch out too for my 'LOVE CONQUERS ALL' post that I'm working on right now.