Monday, September 13, 2010

When Night Falls by Margaret Daley

iconiconWhen Night Falls is another free novella available as an ebook on BN.com. I believe it is a piece of a full-length novel, shortened and given away as a free download to market the author's books.

Of course, I probably should have known it wouldn't be great because of the publisher. I read enough romance back in the day to know that books published by Harlequin are usually pretty unimpressive. 8/9/2011: I take that back — in the 10 months or so since I wrote this review, I've actually read a lot of great books published by Harlequin, especially by Harlequin Teen!  But hey, it was free, so I decided to try it out — and I'm glad I did, because it gave me something to read when I was away from home and it turned out I didn't like the book I'd brought with me, The Courtier's Secret.

I did like this one better than the other short story I read, "Lead Me Home." The characters and story were compelling enough to make me want to keep reading and find out what happened, although I could have done without the repeated references to "the Lord." Also, although I liked the characters, I didn't agree with how they were characterized. Workaholics, sure. But was the guy a loner, and did he keep his emotions tightly in check? Not really.

In any case, it was a quick, fun, and FREE read — perhaps worth checking out, if you want to see whether you enjoy the experience of reading an ebook on your computer or handheld device. You will have to download B&N's Nook app onto your computer, iPhone, iPod, or other smartphone, but they are free software downloads.

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