Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A book review: ESCAPE TO LOVE by Cher Green

I'm on a roll. Not only did I completed the final edits for my sequel to Broken but not Dead, I spent the last 2 weeks breaking the story into the 8 sequences and 3 Acts that I learned from Alex Sokoloff's online course on story breakdown. (Excellent  course if you get the opportunity).

Now I'm free to catch up on all those books I've been meaning to read. I think it's imperative to distance oneself from a newly completed manuscript, so I've set the manuscript aside, and I'm determined not to go near it for the next 2 to 3 weeks.

My timing couldn't be better. Turns out today is the first day of summer on Cluculz Lake. Better late than never, I suppose.

Here's my review of a wonderful little historical romance novella titled:

Escape to Love by Cher Green

Escape to Love
eTreasure Publishing, 2011
pages: Novella, 58

Cher Green loves the written word and has made it a life goal to share her stories with others. She writes in many genres, but admits that Escape to Love was the most fun to write than any of her other stories. I suspect that’s because Escape to Love transcends the usual Sweet Historical Romance and encompasses modern day magic. Cher’s work has appeared in such magazines as, “Untied Shoelaces of the Mind,” and “Spinetinglers.” For more information on Cher, visit: http://www.chergreen.com

Escape to Love by Cher Green
Constance Spenser, an aspiring witch, considers herself ordinary, but she has more magic in her than even she realizes. Lonely, yearning for something more, Constance casts a spell that literally drops her into a dangerous new/old world. Unsure who her friends are, she draws on her faith to fight the greatest evil of all: ignorance.

But Constance now faces the ultimate dilemma. Can she kill a powerful council who have crippled this strange world for too long? Can she risk her own life to save the man she loves even if he’s done unspeakable things in the past? Can she find her way back to her world, knowing they’ll never see each other again?

Cher Green takes us on one woman’s journey to discovering what’s worth dying for. Escape to Love is about fate, magic, and love, and about running to instead of running from.

At only fifty-eight pages, I could have read on and on and on. Will the author share more stories about Constance Spenser, aspiring witch? I hope so.

--happy reading

ps. All day next Sunday, I'll be participating in Blog Jog Day and giving away a copy of Broken but not Dead. Do come and visit; it's a great day to meet new bloggers.

pps. Want to know something really weird? I'm not actually here. I'm over at Cher's blog talking about Deep Pov. Stop by.


  1. Wow, sounds like a good book and a quick read.

    I love the lake pictures! :)
    Before we were married my husband and I used to go out on his dad's little sailboat sometimes. I miss that. :)

  2. I've never distanced myself for 3 weeks form an MC, maybe 3 day. I love that scenery, makes me want to go boating. Paranormal romances are one of my favorite genre. That sounds like a fun book. Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. Hi Amanda & Laila. I read Cher's book so fast I was shocked when I reached the end. I wanted to read more. I love when that happens, especially at this time of year when relaxing requires relearning.

    I like to distance myself so I'm objective when it comes to the final edit. Fourteen to 21 days helps me to forget what's coming next so the read becomes an exciting new journey instead of repetition.

  4. Lovely pictures, Joylene! Have a great time reading all those books.

    Susan :)

  5. Thank you, Susan. I'll try. I'm starting off with The Wind Thief by Martha Engber. So far it terrific.

  6. Those pictures are fantastic. Makes me wish I was there instead of sweltering in 103 degree Georgia summer!

  7. Hi Paige. Yes, the weather has definitely been bizarre this year. I don't envy you your heatwave. Stay cool, and thanks for stopping by.

  8. Thanks for the review; it sounds interesting. May add it to my wish list. :) Have a great week!

  9. Thanks for stopping by, Karen. And thanks for the info on One Sheet. I'm working on it.

  10. Happy summer! It seems to have arrived here, too, with pleasant temperatures rather than any real heat, and that suits me perfectly.

    Escape to Love sounds like a very good read... a little reminiscent of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series which I didn't expect to like, and ended up loving.

    So you're not here, eh? Guess I'll head over and see what you're doing at Cher's blog.

  11. Hi Carol. No, I'm not here. I'm over there. See, that's me waving...

  12. Wow Joylene. Nice to know that you're "on a roll". Is that some kind of baking reference? Are you now finding the time to 'loaf' around?
    You have been, busy, busy, busy. Always good to see you promote other authors and no doubt Cher's book is really neat and I could do with some love, romance and a bit of modern day magic. Watch me disappear from your site just after I leave this wonderful comment.
    Hope you have fun with that 'Blog Jog Day'. Of course, I being shy and humble n'stuff wont be participating because, well because I'm ummm...too shy and humble.
    Delighted to see that the ice has finally cleared on Cluculz Lake, eh :)

  13. Honestly Gary, it's summer, shock of shocks. LOL. But don't dismay, winter is right around the corner.

  14. Joylene, Thanks so much for the wonderful review. Thank you all for your comments. Hope to hear from some of you after you've read the book. Feedback is always helpful, rather it's good or bad.

    Have a great day.

  15. It was my pleasure, Cher. Best of luck with your endearing story.

  16. Hi Joylene .. you are on a roll .. and I'd be interested to know more sometime about Alex course -

    The photos are wonderful .. Cher's novella looks a good read too ..

    Enjoy the reading that is ahead .. cheers Hilary

  17. Hi Hilary. You can find out more about Alex and all the courses she teaches at


    Alex teaches a screenwriting course but applies the technics to novel writing. I promise you'll learn some fascinating stuff just browsing her site.

    Cher's little novella was my first in many years. I was shocked at how fast it was, and how delightful. A sweet story of love.

  18. Hi Donna. Thanks, I'm going to love the break. And The Wind Thief is already proving an outstanding read. I'm only at ch. 7 and already a huge tug on my heart strings.

  19. Hi Jolene .. thanks - just not now - but it'll be good to look at .. sometime ..

    The little novella is a great idea ..

    PS .. let me know re ordering! Cheers Hilary

  20. Great idea, Phyllis. My dad used to laugh because when TVs first came out, they said it would be the end to radio. So, I see ebooks as just one more avenue to enjoy.


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