A Single Step
Emma Grayson was left devastated when her life was torn apart by tragedy and betrayal. Now someone believes it’s time for her to start again and puts an advert f ...more
Readers follow the life of Emma, who's had a dramatic life with very few moments of happiness taken away from her quickly. Her life made her an independent woman trusting no one and searching for solitude. However, when she applied to a new job in a Manor in rural England to take care of horses, she found a lot more than just a job. Thanks to her new life, she was able to finally over ...more
Romance is not my cup of tea. Maybe it’s because I’m too busy to think of nice and strong arms to embrace me, or because I prefer to chase monsters down the streets. I’ve never been interested in horses, either. But at times, it’s nice to dip your toe into a new pool and see what happens! And sometimes, you have a good and uncomplicated time with a story you thought weren’t for you but turns out to be able to release the pressure in your body.
I read A Single Step in two days, taking the time to...more
And, yet, I had some issues with the execution.
The genre is hard to pin down. It's all well and good to say, "just go with the story." That's not how brains work. It's normal, as one reads, to make rapid-fire comparisons to everything else we've ever read. Part of us is with the story, another part is using cues ...more
Emma Grayson has suffered far more than any woman should have to and I immediately liked and sympathized with the character. In actual fact, the author does such a good job of forging a connection with the character and the reader that I found myself in emotional turmoil at times. Emma is sweet woman, however due to her past, she is untrusting – and understandably so. Therefore, at times she comes across a bit short.
To get to the crux of it, Emma ta ...more
Emma Grayson finds a job advert mysteriously left in her letterbox, and after an interview is offered what seems to be the perfect job of looking after the stables of a manor house. However very soon the reader (and Emma) is wondering why the Estate Manager is so against her, and gradually begins to wonder if everything is quite as it appears.
The first page throws the reader straight into the intrigue, and the story builds up gently and steadily, until mid-way through the ...more
I was however intrigued from the start, Georgia has a wonderful way of slowly and gently pulling you into the story so that you have to keep reading, you have to know ‘what happens next’.
Georgia has filled the book full of detail, maybe overly concise in a few instances, but then that may just be my view as this is, as I have sa ...more
Everyone is very helpful and the job and the facilities are very generous, all except the Estate Manager Trent who is cold and domineering. Emma wasn't his first choice of person for the job and he makes her feel li ...more
Although book 1, this is a full length standalone novel with no cliffhanger. A real page turner.
too detailed. too long winded. too slow. too sad. it reads too much like a journal-from someone rather boring. I like horses. I like romance. this, I think is more fiction/chick lit. I was halfway thru- but still no romance. just not for me, as I expected romance. sadly a pass.
This book started out with a shocker and continued with one after another! It was a wonderfully written read! I love all the people in this book, the author has put a lot of thought into them because I felt like I was there with them and know each one personally! So thank you for this amazing book! I'm on to the next book in the series, can't wait!
At the heart of this novel we have Emma Grayson. She is a strong, independent woman who has carefully tried to bury her wounds and who wants to live a solitary life. She has suffered great pain in her life, and when she is offered the chance to work at the impressive Melton Estate in managing the stables, she jumps at the chance. She envisages a life of s ...more
The author has created a well-rounded three dimensional protagonist in Emma Grayson who has had a challenging life. Emma’s strength of character and determination are immediately apparent despite the misfortunes of her past.
The cover design is striking and thought-provoking, with the fallen crimson ...more
This story is good, damn good.
Title: A Single Step
Author: Georgia Rose
Star Rating: 4 stars
Number of Readers: 17
(Note: This feedback is for the 1st ed)
‘A very enjoyable read. Pacing is a problem in parts, particularly the opening chapter, but mostly it is a well written mystery/romance. The central character is interesting and the love-interest sufficiently charismatic. The mystery element is ...more
For me, A Single Step operates on two levels. Primarily it ...more
She soon meets the large friendly estate staff and despite her reticence to become involved she makes several friends. The only drawback is Trent, the stern Estate Manager, who appears, to the independent Emma, to be controlling and overbearing.
We gradually learn about Emma’s tragic past and ...more
This novel was so easy to read, with each chapter flowing seaml ...more
I am a sucker for romance and mystery and I loved this book as it had both in equal measures. The characters and plot are believable and original. I felt myself warming to the main characters as their turbulent and complex (and often tear-jerking) back stories were explained. Unexpected romance unfolds throughout the story and the mystery and twists at every turn means this is certainly not a predicable, mushy, boy-meets-girl love ...more
This was a steady, good book. It's one of those books that are very steady to the end, very solid. One of the things I loved about this book is that it's written in the location of England or something. I found it neat learning their own lingo and slang.
As for the characters, the main character has such a painful past. I enjoyed it when I watched her grow and be tough even to those who try to steamroll over her. She knows her place. But I was also glad that she was in a place where people wanted ...more
Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, a standalone, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre.
Following a long stint ...more