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Title : Ariel's Cottage
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ISBN : 18397617
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 250 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Ariel's Cottage Reviews

  • Katerina
    2019-05-05 15:49

    I could write a whole book, pointing out what I did not like about this read.How weird the characters were, how clumsy the writing, how many times I considered to give up on it...But I am too exhausted after finally having finished it; I feel like a weight has fallen off of me!This must have been the strangest, wackiest, most outlandish book I have ever read in my whole life!Considering this author has been writing for more than 40 years, I would like to add some encouraging words to my little rant:A quote!"The First Hundred Years Are the Toughest!" Albert Einstein

  • Barbara ♥~Lindt Ninja~♥ (Careerist Gangster™)
    2019-05-15 15:50

    As an Amazon Prime member, I borrowed the Kindle version of this book for free, since at $5.99 for around 250 pages, it's ridiculously overpriced. Self-published books by some of my favorite authors don't cost that much. This - this wasn't worth the battery power it took me to skim through the first quarter.Douglas' writing is choppy, the dialogue stilted and strange and frankly the whole thing reads a little porn-y. I couldn't decide which was worse - the author's inability to make her characters even passably interesting or the creepy plot about a writer who was gang-raped blithely running around boinking people so she feels inspired to write (including an 18-year old farm boy she convinces to trade sex for yard work). This reads like bad wish-fulfillment erotica that you need a password and a credit card for. Pass.

  • Lois Thurman
    2019-04-29 15:50

    A must read. I fell in love with the characters of this book. Read it in two days. Laughed some, cried some. Couldn't wait to find out what came next for Ariel, Jerry and Danny. What happens will surprise you.

  • Tina
    2019-05-03 18:41

    ***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***Ariel’s Cottage (A price for Love) is a must read, but be prepared to go through the emotional roller coaster that comes with this story. I did not expect the story that I read when I first opened the book, even with reading the synopsis first. By the second page of chapter one you are drawn into Ariel’s world and you truly never want to put it down. The author has brought all the elements to this book and wrote them down for all to read, and it takes hold of you and with her educational background has given her the ability to bring the characters to life. This book has it all from horrible crimes, suspense, mystery-thriller, true love, young love, epic love, romance, secrets, betrayal, friendship, victims, hero’s, heartbreak, and solaces. The horrific crimes against Ariel that took place was revealed a little at a time, with just enough to let you feel the pain and anguish at a well placed sections when required and even though you never know the entire details of the crime, you will understand what happened. The other crimes leave you wondering why, but it does not take away from the story at all. The love stories between Ariel/Jerry/Daniel are told with finesse and a deep understanding of human emotions and maturity levels. You will laugh, cry, and you will be heartbroken and feel solace at the same time.You should not pass this book up as you will be missing out on great novel. I find it hard to write without giving a spoiler, but the synopsis does enough of that for you. I give Judith-Victoria Douglas 5 stars and more if I could as this story even though it is fiction you are left feeling like you read a book of someone’s life. ***Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official. For more information regarding our reviews please visit our Fan Site: www.facebook.com/NerdGirl.NG*** ~Tina, #NerdGirlMama’s

  • Sharon
    2019-05-12 12:40

    Today's review is “A Price for Love: Ariel's Cottage” by Judith Victoria Douglas.Ariel lives in a seclude area outside of town. She is an author with a secret pass. One that has changed her to who she is now which is alone, secretive, not very trusting and scared. A secret that caused her to leave her family and all she knows to where she lives now. Ariel is in the Witness Protective Program.But that does not stop her from exploring the variety of delivery men who come to her door. It can be research for her book and herself as she intertwines the different sexuality of these men which she writes about.That is until she meets Danny, a deputy sheriff, who comes to her door to inquire about the puppy she found. There is a drug ring in the area using puppies as drug mules to move their stash. The interaction between the two heats up when Danny takes a liking to Ariel. Her quiet nature intrigue him and he wants to know more. A budding relationship blossoms and Ariel realizes she has to let go of her pleasures with the other men. All of them except for the 18 year old Jerry who she truly cares about.The plot thickens when there is evidence that someone has been watching her from the nearby forest that borders her home. Is it the person that caused her all that pain as a child? The same one who caused her to go in the Witness Protection Program?This is a genre that I don't read except when an author requests a review from me. What I liked about this book was the flow. It gave me little hiccups as I read it from beginning to end. The descriptions made clear images in my mind and that is a big plus for me. If I can't imagine it that takes away from the book. It has all the elements that people read it for with the romance, conflict and resolution that is essential for this genre.The author did a great job, you will not be disappointed.

  • ReadAlong With Sue
    2019-04-23 19:36

    I was given this book by the author Judith-Victoria Douglas to read a few months back. I have recently read this. At first, I just wasn't too sure what this book was going to entail. Ariel seemed a strange sort of character who I just found very needy. Each time she had an 'encounter' with a male she would write it in a book. Title it according to each person not by name, but by a deed or connective word. Could I stay with this book?At first I thought it was like one of those films you watch, when you sit through it and at the end think "what was that all about!" but I was WRONG so very WRONG. The further I got through the story the more sucked in I became. The more action and revelations that were coming out, the more I was gripped. Who is Ariel, what happened to her? Is she hiding from anyone? why has she got herself into so many 'love' triangles. I didn't get it. On and on and on I read, my pages were turning faster and faster as I wanted to get to the end find out what was what. I was stunned by the ending, stunned in a GOOD way.From a book that I thought was a bit....hmm what is this? to me saying......WOW really did turn the tables on me. Well done to Judith-Victoria Douglas for a brilliant read.The only downside to take it away from me giving it full 5 stars is the format. I needs attention.

  • Derek White
    2019-04-24 17:04

    *A Copy of this Book Was Given To Me By The Author In Exchange For An Honest Review*For the first few chapters I found myself wondering ‘where is the author going with this?’ I then read the rest at one sitting of three hours.The story and writing standard are well worth the five stars I would have given had (i) there been better editing as several avoidable mistakes should have been spotted by Judith’s editor (e.g. ‘bare’ when it should have been ‘bear’) and I personally felt that (ii) the story would have been better ended earlier. I challenge any reader to guess the conclusion but nevertheless recommend you all to read this book. Some readers (my own wife is one) have the habit of reading the last part of the last chapter first to see how it ends and decide if they want to read it. Don’t, or you will spoil your enjoyment of a very good yarn.It has what I always look for in a romance - - a good story as well as girl meets boy etc.***Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official.For more information regarding our reviews please visit our Fansite: www.facebook.com/NerdGirl.ng ***

  • Larence
    2019-05-23 20:44

    The Price of Love: ARIEL'S COTTAGE, written by Judith Victoria Douglas.I downloaded the E-book (edition of Judith's novel, Ariel's Cottage).What can I say about it? Once I started, I could not stop reading.Ariel Storm is a young woman recovering from a horrendous past afterthree years (in the witness protection program). She lives reclusiveand alone but has realized she needs more in her life than herwritings. A stray puppy comes into her life and everything changes.Little does she know the puppy is the cause of her becoming in mortal danger. She is rescued in more than one way by a Deputy Sheriff who becomes her personal guardian. She finds herself confused and tornbetween two loves. In the end she learns that a man can know and give true love but everyone has to pay a price to keep it. Judith, write more, please. Larence Shaddox

  • Claire Riley
    2019-04-28 15:46

    I was surprised by the contents of this book? as from the cover you would never guess. I would have put it down as a gardening weekly magazine, so it was a shock! The sex scenes, i found, were too quick for me, with too much left to the imagination. At times i had to re-read segments to work out if they had actually just had sex or not. Whilst i think this book is more deserved than just 'another erotic novel' that is in essence what it is. However, i found that because of the way it was wrote it hovered between genres and in a marketing respect, it just doesn't work.The writing style was clear and the pace was good, overall the author kept my attention and I'm glad that i read it & found out all about Ariel!

  • Bettie☯
    2019-04-25 12:59

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  • Autumn
    2019-05-20 14:51

    Grabbed the sample after reading through the hoopla. I was curious. The writing was awkward at best, and could use a good editor. Won't be purchasing.

  • Eva Rose
    2019-05-17 14:57

  • Cherime MacFarlane
    2019-04-26 15:50

    This is a story unlike any I have ever read before. It's hard to put it down. A young woman horribly used takes her healing into her own hands. Two men love her. One younger, one older. She rises like a phoenix from the ashes of a trauma of horrific proportions. There is always a price for love. The question is: are we willing to pay the price. This is a very thought-provoking book. Personally, I rate this in the running with Doctor Zhivago. If all you are looking for is an easy read to pass some time, do not choose this book. If you want to read something thought provoking and challenging, which will have you thinking about it for days, this is your book. This one tore me up a bit. It is definitely a 5 star. I personally think it is a literary masterpiece. Good Job!

  • Stephanie Grego Mathis
    2019-05-18 20:56

    The concept of the book is good but it read like a screenplay. I am not a fan of writers that have little descriptive words... EX: The doorbell rang, I banged my knee, it hurt. Plus, there seemed to be a few stories going on, which became a distraction - maybe its me but I personally did not care for this book.

  • Judith-Victoria Douglas
    2019-04-24 18:39

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