Sunday, April 3, 2016

Jacqueline's review of What Happened to Alex Manning by Kim Scott

Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers

Book Review of -- What Happened to Alex Manning? (The Manning Family Series Book 1) by Kim Scott

Overall star rating --- 2 stars 


About the book:
Alex Manning was a remarkably handsome young man, in the early 1900s, on the coast of Maine. He looked forward to a charmed future, when he would inherit the family business, home, and fortune. But an error in judgment and a tragic accident will cost him everything. When he has paid so deeply for the mistakes of the past, is there any hope for his future?


Book creation ratings:
* Max. total of 30 possible *
Overall total, out of 30 --17
-- Story & characters -- 5
-- Cover & title -- 5
-- Editing & formatting -- 7
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
This was a very gloomy, tragic, book, and I did not like it at all; not a happy book to read. I only read a third of book, then skipped to ending. It is not a happy book at all.

It chronicles the life and times of the Manning family, focusing on a specific generation or two. Their story is sad and depressing, as several tragic deaths are chronicled. If you want to be depressed, this would be a good book to read. If not, avoid it. If you like tragic historical fiction, then this book would be for you.

Please do not confuse this book with historical romantic fiction. They are 2 totally different genres.

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- historical fiction
Age recommendations -- 18 plus
Sex content rating -- none
Violence rating -- mild to moderate

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