Hold My Hand by AC Oswald

Hold My Hand

byAC Oswald

Kobo ebook | March 15, 2017

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Bethany is heartbroken when her girlfriend, Savannah, dumps her with no explanation. Slowly, she rebuilds her life, meets Amber and begins to heal.

A year later they meet again and their feelings are as strong as ever. So why did Savannah leave her?

Bethany is devastated by the answer and realises she will lose Savannah again – to cancer.

In a world where time is fleeting but love lasts forever, Savannah and Bethany can only hold onto each other and live every dream they ever shared.

Title:Hold My HandFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 15, 2017Publisher:Ylva Verlag e.Kfr.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:3955336883

ISBN - 13:9783955336882

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not recommended This story was built on a good story idea but the execution of that idea was disappointing for me to read. I found some of it too predictable and felt that cancer (along with its treatment and side effects) was treated as more of a plot device than a real disease, mentioned and depicted when convenient to the plot and then forgotten when it would be a barrier to a chosen plot thread or event occurring. The main characters and several supporting characters were unlikable and their behavior juvenile and even irresponsible for their circumstances. The only character showing any sense or maturity (relative to the others) was only in a portion of the story and was the only character I found likable. Characters contradicting their words with actions repeatedly and a lack of growth in their characters made for frustrating reading along with conversations taking place between medical professionals about their patients and in their absence. Despite this being a work of fiction, the disease used in the story is real along with doctor-patient confidentiality and professional ethics and with that comes an expectation of reality that needs to be adhered to and upheld to some degree. Problematic word choices also made for awkward reading; having to re-read sentences or passages to decipher their meaning due to wordy or clunky sentence structure further robbed me of enjoying this book. The author clearly has studied the English language but I suspect is not a native speaker. Their writing does not demonstrate the fluency or nuanced understanding of how the language is actually used in America (where the story is set) versus how it would be studied and learned from a textbook, in a classroom setting as a second (or other non-native) language. I did get choked up a few times towards the end given the nature of the story but beyond that my predominant emotion was frustration in the story components that were lacking. I have read several dozen books published by Ylva and this one seems an anomaly in those I’ve read. While I don’t recommend this book at all I do recommend many of the other titles released by this publisher and hope that their output not be judged on the quality of this particular book.
Date published: 2018-03-06