In a an earlier time, Chinese women lived behind high walls of family compounds that both protected and restricted. The garden might be the only bit of natural beauty they could enjoy. Gardens, therefore, have the potential to play an important role in the novel I'm writing.
Renee Rosen's novel Dollface was an Editor's Choice in February's Historical Novels Review. I also reviewd Dollface in last week's blog and it's a delight to share some of Renee's experiences and advice this week.
Book review and analysis of writing technique. Rosen has devised a conflict for Vera that keeps us turning the pages. One man is dependable and devoted to her, the other is impulsive but she can’t turn off her physical attraction to him. It can’t go on like this.