The Sixth Wife (A Novella)

The Sixth Wife (A Novella)

by Laura Lond

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The Sixth Wife (A Novella) by Laura Lond

Adelia has no one to blame for her heartache. She’d been cautioned, many times and by many people. Everyone except her mother had told her it was folly to marry an elf, citing a host of reasons. Adelia knew their warnings were not unfounded. She knew he was very different from her and her kind, he was much older, and he’d had five other wives before her. She didn’t care. She had chosen her path.

The Sixth Wife is a novella of approximately 7,300 words (35 pages).

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BN ID: 2940014713702
Publisher: Laura Lond
Publication date: 05/30/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 177 KB

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The Sixth Wife (A Novella) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This short story made me smile, it is sweet and rather enjoyable.
northamericanwordcat More than 1 year ago
Not Detailed Enough  This story is written in the far removed third person of a fairy tale. The writer meticulously begins to build the world and the tone. However, the plot (while good in itself) is really a outline. All the details of developed characters, dialogue,  and love are mere sketches.  We simply have the big moments but we really don't connect or care because we don't get to the layered storytelling necessary.  This is a interesting world and the writing is clear but not compelling in terms of romance or fantasy. I think the writer does have it in her, however. I was given this book for my honest review. So, there you have it. 
miztrebor More than 1 year ago
Without much to go by from the blurb, I didn’t know exactly what I was getting into when I started this story. To go along with the vague blurb, the cover was also misleading. All in all, I was pleased with how this story worked out. This story takes place in mainly Adelia’s later years (her late 50′s) as she’s dealing with the fact that she’s an aging human living in an ageless elf world, living with her elf husband who hasn’t changed in appearance since the day they married. On the surface, this story wasn’t the completely to my liking. But when I took a closer too at the themes involved, I found that there was more to it than I saw at first glance. This isn’t only a strange attempt at a romance between an elf who’s still hung up on his first wife, who died on him countless years ago, and a human who’s grown to accept the fact that she doesn’t belong in a world surrounded by elves. There’s an underlying theme of what inner beauty really means, and how vanity can often get in the way of happiness. I’d like to have seen this be a little more prominent, but it was still there and in a way worked well not as an in-your-face element. This story started out a bit slow, but my enjoyment picked up more when it got closer to the big revelation. That was when the story began moving forward instead of dwelling on the characters’ pasts, when it wasn’t going anywhere. It made me wish there was more to the story because it set up a better, bigger picture of the world these elves, humans, and other creatures live in. In turn that brought up a conflict between some characters that could have been elaborated on for a bit more story to add. I felt that while the characters weren’t terribly written, Adelia lacked much dimension and Ametar’s character bordered on more complex. There was much more back story to work with for Ametar, and with his numerous wives, he was more complicated. It was this combination of characters that has me questioning just what kind of romance they have. Despite some areas where I feel this story was lacking, I did after it all, enjoy what was accomplished. If the author were to have a story, or even novel, that elaborated more on Ametar’s character and his accomplishments, I would be sure to check it out. There’s much to that character that could make a great companion to this short story.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
Review: The Sixth Wife by Laura Lond 4 STARS This is a short story that keeps your attention. From the title I was thinking the book would be a lot different than it was. It kept my attention, really easy to follow the story. I listened to it on my kindle. I was given this ebook in exchange for honest review from Librarything. Adelia at the start is packing and getting ready to leave her husband. She has not told him yet. Starts by telling how she fell in love with the Elf. Also mentioned his other 5 wives and what happened to them. I enjoyed it and wish it were a little longer. I would buy other books by Laura Lond in the future. 21 pages.
thedustypen More than 1 year ago
This is a great story with a surprising and wonderful ending, though it was way too short. I know that's the point of a novella, but this was definitely one novella that left me wanting more. I hope that the author will write a full-length novel picking up where The Sixth Wife leaves off.