Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Colors Will Change

by Louis N. Jones

Conquest Publishers

Carline Lissade is at the end of her proverbial robe. Living in squalor after her entire family is gone, and depending on the kindness of the poverty stricken people around her can only last for so long. Taking the last remnants of her courage, she goes to Port-Au-Prince and decides to sell herself in order to survive on her own. On her very first night, the man she goes with is not what he seems, and her bad decision puts her life in danger. Settling in a guest house, she then meets a senator who offers to help her immigrate to the Unites States. Despite the good intentions of those around her, Carline quickly discovers there is no hiding from the past. Will she be able to escape alive?

This book was not what I expected. I was expecting a slow read that would be chock full of political jargon from a country that I know little about. But I was pleasantly surprised to discover it was easy to read, with very uncomplicated language to convey to the reader exactly what was going on without any mumbo jumbo to wade through.

Now for the one thing that drove me crazy. Saints preserve us, the editing was awful. At first, I thought I wasn't paying attention and had made an error. But at least seven times in the text, the wrong name was printed. In most instances the same person kept having a conversation with themselves, and in two instances the name of a character that wasn't even present was there in the text instead of the correct one. At the very least, it made me pay attention, because I've never read a book where so many discrepancies occurred. While distracting, it was a very good story, and I even learned a little bit more about the country of Haiti.

This book was provided for free by the publisher through BookCrash in exchange for an honest review.

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