May 15, 2010

Letters to Rosy by C. Ellene Bartlett

Letters to Rosy is about two elderly women, Rene in Germany and Roselee Payton in America, who grew up together in the late 50s and early 60s in the small town of Bartsville, Georgia.

There is a lot going on in the letters that the two women send back and forth. Rene is writing to Rosy about Ken Mitchell who's wife, Bridget, is insane and whose daughter, Sasha, went missing when they were at home.

Rosy is writing about Mendy and Misty, who disappeared off a busy street in Atlanta at the same time Mendy's husband was having an affair.

In the midst of these letters are regular chapters where Rosy and Rene do not even play a part but are instead first-hand accounts by Nathan and Ken. Plus there are other characters thrown all in the mix- Deborah, Trevor, Elaina, Eric, Jacco, Herr Gustaf.

There is just so much going on all at once that I really couldn't keep everything and everybody straight. On top of this, the plot is just kind of weak and the writing is sloppy.

You are welcome to my copy so you read and judge for yourself, but it just didn't work for me.

BOOK #: 29
RATING: 1 Star
FOR CHALLENGES: Indi Authors, New Authors, Countdown Challenge, 100+ in 2010
GENRE: Fiction
PUBLISHER: C. Ellene Bartlett via Dog Ear Publishing
FORMAT/PAGES: Paperback/184
HEY, FCC!: This book was sent to me by Scott Lorenz by Westwind Communications.


  1. It sounds like the book had such promise - too bad it wasn't executed well.

  2. I like the premise for the book, but it does sound like too much going on at once.
    Good, honest review!

  3. I would be interested in giving it a shot.


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