The Power of Persuasion is now available online, please check it out:
If you view the preview of the book, you will see the first page of Chapter One on page 3 of the preview.
These are some of the comments I have received about the opening three and a half chapters (approx 6,500 words):
Impeccably written, creating a smooth flow to your opening chapters.
Overall, the grammar and syntax was excellent. Good luck.
I was intrigued by the premise of your story – it put me in mind of other novels centered round a literary mystery or controversy, like AS Byatt’s ‘Possession’ or Carol Shield’s ‘Mary Swann’.
You write in a clear unfussy prose that is easy to read.
You write very effectively, your ideas come across well. Good luck with this!
Your premise is intriguing and so is your narrator. I had no idea where this was going – a plus – and I would have read on to find out. Thanks for a fascinating read!
This is very well written and starts off really well describing the effect of journalists especially Mr D'Arcy on the reader. The clever links with Jane Austen's novels and the excellent writing would definitely make me want to read on to find out what happens next. Good luck with this and well done.