Posted by Victoria on September 10, 2000 at 14:54:11:
In Reply to: Re: Eden's Winter by Marie de Merle - Reviews -Gayle posted by The Publisher on September 09, 2000 at 23:56:48:
: : : : Oops, make that vise.
: : : : V
: : : Dear Victoria,
: : : Your post confused me. Are we talking about the SAME genre? i.e. historical fiction? Time period: American history, 18th Century?
: : : Unless I am terribly mis-informed and am hallucinating due to some kind of a malaria, Last Of the Mohicans, too is Historical Fiction? Around the same time period?
: : : The Publisher
: : There's a vast of a difference in novels written in the 1800s and those written for today's market. Although they can both classed as historical novels, they are otherwise not comparable.
: : Gayle
: Hi Gayle!
: Hmm; I would say so, too. While the original LOTM had its inaccuracies and idealizations, etc. a lot of today's historical fiction is ... well, very often, more accurate, more unbiased...
: compared to then, that is.
: Nonetheless, I am still non-plussed as to V's 'vise.' The floor is still open for reviews/comments/and in particular, encouragements, re. E.W.
: There is a historical fiction author among us with a laudable talent, and a good, solid novel which deserves to be completed and then read by all and sundry.
: Indeed, the floor is still open re. its posted 2 chapters.
: Warm regards,
: The Publisher
I also don't think it could quite make the same category as "War and Peace." It looks after reading Chapter 2 to land smackdab in the Romance/Inspirational group. My stepmother belongs to Romance Writers of America and attends conventions occasionally. She has a Ph.D in French Lit. Her thesis compared Rabelais and James Joyce. She has tried to publish several times with no luck, so far(!). It's a solid novel type with a good market but it's harder than it looks to write one. I hope whoever the author is keeps on writing. It's just not my cup of tea. Perhaps a writer's group for constructive critism and support?
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