The Cabin

Jonathan Welford
The Cabin
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Silver Publishing
Release Date
November 2011
LGBTQ, Paranormal with Romantic Elements

Hank and Bill are looking to buy their first home together, a weekend cabin in the mountains. They enlist the help of their realtor, Mitch, but they're in for a surprise in what he shows them.

Mitch looks at this couple with interest and relives fond moments of his own relationship. It is only when he thinks that they are the appropriate people does he show them their perfect cabin, but it's not all it seems.

Book Review by Valentina Heart (author,reviewer)
Jan 20, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
69 people found the following review helpful
Maybe expecting certain things when reading a book is completely wrong and one should just surrender to the journey and enjoy. I do that sometimes, but these past few years I've come to expect certain things, because just as much as reading in general, romance novels are a comfort to me.

This particular story does have an outline for a romance, with a couple trying to solidify their relationship by doing the next step and buying a house together and a realtor remembering the love of his life and just how special their bond was. But despite what the blurb hints at, I didn't see this as a romance.

There is no real connection with the characters, especially with the main two, and the love story I felt the most about turned out to be something very unexpected. Honestly, at one point I almost teared up, and precisely because I managed to feel so much in so few pages, I did give this story three stars, but also, for the same reason, the ending really didn't work for me. It was one of those ‘Ha! I got you!' types of things that I haven't wrote or read for a few years and that I just can't handle anymore.

The beginning in my opinion was the worst part of this book, and for all those who feel the same, don't be discouraged but rather give it one more chance and read further; it does get better. The reason why that was – this author uses a lot of descriptions, and I do mean a lot. Sometimes, by the time you reach the end of a sentence, you really have no idea what the beginning was about because at least half of it is consumed by a comparison of some sort. At few instances, it even made me frown in discomfort because it could have been worded better.

The hint of romance I did get made me wonder if this story would have been better if longer and with a different ending, and wondering about books, thinking about them even after they are read and shelved is very much positive.

Disclaimer: The reviewer is also a published author with Silver Publishing.
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