What readers are saying about my sweet romance, Christmas novella
In Author Melanie Robertson-King’s latest novel, IT HAPPENED ON DUFFERIN TERRACE; I met a cast of characters that I will not soon forget. Each one has special needs that touched my heart and had me hoping that life would turn out right for them.
First, there’s Serenity Layne, a business lady, whose boss gives her a new assignment to visit the department store chain, jonathans, and study each store. She is to see which ones are doing well and which ones are not. If she does a good job, she might get a raise, a promotion, or even a partnership. Who could refuse a deal like that?
Enter a dog, a man, and a boy and her whole life changes, even more so than just the possibility of a better job.
The author has created delightful characters that are so real; they might be your next-door neighbours. I found myself crossing my fingers that all would work out for Serenity and also for her new friends. I cannot resist an adorable dog. Or a ten-year-old boy. You have to love them.
IT HAPPENED ON DUFFERIN TERRACE is a gentle story, with what I had hoped was a happy ending. And then…Melanie Robertson-King throws in a big, big, question that changes everything. At least in my mind. Now, when does the next book come out? Beverly McClure, author
Just like its protagonist, Serenity Layne, the writing in this book starts out a bit distant, cold and sparse. Giving up its tale while protecting itself, never giving away too much all at once.
Serenity is the ultimate career woman, working too many hours, never making friends or attending social functions as a means of having fun. Career advancement and self preservation are her focus.
When a major assignment sends her off on a tour of Canada, and a series of retail stores, her goal is do the best job she can and earn a promotion and corner office.
We get a glimpse of her future early in the book but must wait for the story to play out.
As Serenity realizes there is more to life than work and recognition, the writing warms up as well.
Quebec City is known for beautiful architecture and historical events, but after meeting Roger Scott, Serenity becomes aware of more than the dark side of humanity.
I enjoyed getting to understand why these characters are the way they are. If you are expecting a predictable happily ever after ending, you may be surprised. Laura, book blogger
Serenity is an efficiency consultant for retail stores. It is fun to read her adventures and see her solve her problems at work and also meet people who care about her as a person. I was impressed with the amount of walking in the story along with great descriptions of the area. I felt like I was there in the stores along with Serenity Layne. Joan Edwards, author
Feel good factor. Easy to read and follow. Everyone likes a happy ending . JAC, amazon reviewer