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Thursday, August 25, 2016

ARC Review: A Man of Character by Margaret Locke

Catherine Schreiber is a middle aged woman who was scorned by love and hasn't been back on the playing field for about six years. Her life changes incredibly when she receives a package from her deceased father that her mother found looking through old possessions. It's a very old manuscript written in Latin that her father had planned to gift her on her 25th birthday, ten years ago. It takes her some time to translate it, but some weird things begin to happen.

Cat is asked out on three dates by three different men in a matter of a couple of weeks. Oddly though, the first two vaguely remind her of stories she wrote when she was younger. It's very weird and she begins to question her sanity. She enjoys the attention, but she's not sure if its real. All the while there is a handsome (but apparently taken) guy, Ben, frequenting her favorite coffee shop. She is definitely attracted to him, but refuses to even consider him because she doesn't want to be "the other woman".

Margaret Locke's idea to create this power and story is very clever. I was constantly wanting more, because I wasn't sure if the power was real or not for quite some time. I loved all of the characters and I found much of this book to be funny. I was disappointed in the amount of focus there was on the other guys in Cat's life. I just wanted more interaction with Ben! Locke really immersed me into her world which is hard for me to do with a contemporary setting. I really wanted to be in that book store and coffee shop with the characters.

I'm very glad I was introduced to this unique book! I am excited to delve into the sequel which follows the adventure of Cat's best friend. Beware though readers! Margaret Locke will have you infected with curiosity for her other characters and what happened to them! (I guess that's smart on her part.)

**ARC provided by Author**

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  1. Wow! Thanks so much, Britney, for your kind review! <3 I'm glad you liked A Man of Character, and hope you like A Matter of Time, as well. :) I appreciate your time and effort in reading and reviewing my stories. :) - Margaret