It was kinda cool to see how excited the reviewer was about the first chapter and how it seems to have made her want to keep reading, which was a great thing…
…the only problem was how it highlighted the confusion that can be caused by the Dime Novels at the beginning of each chapter in the first four books.
She calls the character “Kate” through the whole review. (I’ve made a polite comment about the mix-up, so it may be edited by the time you see it.) I hate to take anything away from Jo!
It brings to mind the old question…should I go back and take out the Dime Novels? Some people skip them as a matter-of-course. Some people don’t understand them and get a negative impression from the beginning, which is bad. Some people actually like them–myself included, of course… To me, they add to the ambiance of the period, and the plots of the Dime Novels are supposed to reflect the plots of the books.
What do you think?