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Book Review of Sullivan's Island (Lowcountry Tales, Bk 1)

Sullivan's Island (Lowcountry Tales, Bk 1)
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I really liked this story, the STORY, not the writing style. Like Plantation, the author gets stuck on one word and uses it obsessively... let me quote from the book (page 18):

'Eah. Great Gullah word, versatile like anything. It means here, yes, right now, do you hear me, isn't it so, don't you agree and just about anything you want it to.

I have heard (okay and used, I still do fall into it easily, truth be told) 'eah a good bit, but not nearly as much as this author does. I grew up in the lowcountry so I'm familar with the dialect. My problem with this author seems to be that she tells wonderful stories, truly. Her downfall is that she forgets to pepper the story with the language and, instead, dumps the whole damn jar of pepper in there.

Plantation had the overused "Yahn" and this was "'eah"... I'm almost looking forward to the next one so I can see what word she picks next *laugh*

Seriously, the story was good, but it feels like the author is trying too hard.