The Making of Nebraska Brown
written by Louise Caiola
published by Immortal Ink Publishing
Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
Did I enjoy this book: A little.
I like the idea for the story. It’s kind of like a classic Cinderella; except the prince falls in love with the ugly stepsister. Disappointing.
The characters destroy this story. They range from unbelievable to unlikeable. Anna Leigh aka Anna Lisa aka Nebraska Brown is brash, selfish, and bratty. She is incompatible with the two men who fall hopelessly in love with her. Both men are too good to be true; and certainly too good for her.
I really want to like this story. It captures my imagination. But I dislike the main character so much that I can’t cheer for her so by the end I stopped caring about her conflict. Did I mention disappointing?
Also note: The copy I received for my e-reader has just enough typos and formatting issues to be annoying.
Would I recommend it: Not yet.
Will I read it again: I’d love to see this story revised to make the men more believable or at least the main character more likeable.
About the book: The last thing eighteen-year-old Ann Leigh remembers is running from her boyfriend in a thick Nebraska cornfield. This morning she’s staring down a cool Italian sunrise, an entire continent from the life she once knew. The events of the eighteen months in between have inexplicably gone missing from her memory.