Martina Cole Message Board

Bridie Davies posts on 12/24/2008 9:14:55 AM After reading "Faces" I said "Never again" but curiousity got the better of me and I have just finished "The Business" which is nearly as bad as Faces. I have always been a Martina fan, But not anyore. She's totally lost it. I don't think Manda Sue Heller's much better either she tries too hard to copy Martina Cole.
Pat Craig posts on 12/23/2008 8:12:15 PM Much preferred Martina's earlier books, ie. ladykiller, broken, goodnight lady etc. Really gone off her the last couple of years. much better than Mandasue Heller though. Just read The Front, so many coincidences and so contrived.
jane kitchener posts on 12/1/2008 6:40:33 AM I have read all of Martinas books and loved most of them. However, the last 3, including The Business are all dull, too much boring story and not enough dialogue and not a match on the earlier books, Mauras Game, Goodnight Lady and The Ladykiller. I feel I must voice this as I will think twice about buying again and this is such a shame, I have always admired how Martina writes about gutsy strong women with a brilliant story. Its gone all wrong!!

p.westerneng posts on 11/18/2008 2:50:58 PM Martina Coles new book is the worst book I've read in ages. Used to love her books but they have been utter rubbish for the past couple of years. I for one will not be buying another.
dayle child posts on 11/16/2008 10:59:57 AM I must say i started reading martina's books a few years ago, i have read every single one and waiting to get my hands on her latest on "the business". My personal favourite is the runaway but the majority of them are excellent and a very good read. While waiting for her to release one of her books i found mandasue heller and have now read all of her books also. Excellent job Martina.
penny nicholls posts on 11/12/2008 4:19:41 PM i have always been an avid fan of martinas but this years book is the same as last years a big dissappointment...i have always bought her book the day that they have come out, i think next year i may have to wait until it gets into the library to avoid wasting my hard earned money
Jenny posts on 11/5/2008 11:47:15 AM This is one her much better books Brian. You will enjoy it. I highly recommend all of books up to Faceless where they start going downhill after.
Brian Edwards posts on 11/4/2008 7:23:25 PM I have never read a Martina Cole book, but I have just been given a copy of 'Dangerous Lady'. I've now read the first few chapters, and I have to say it's a cracking good story. Vivid descriptions of characters and location. Anyone got any views on this novel, and how it ranks alongside her others? Cheers! Brian
debbie posts on 10/21/2008 7:18:17 PM I remember Martina when I was growing up,we all lived on the kenningtons estate and her parents and my grandparents were good friends.My uncle married her sister.I have many memories of visiting their home and both our families were good irish folk.Although I have not seen her for many years I cant believe how well known she has got,and how many books she has sold.I remember the martina then,and for all she has achieved I want to say a very big "well done!" I am not a huge book reader and I have only read one of her books,but dont be so harsh eh,martina's living proof that you can make dreams happen,good on ya girl!
Bridie posts on 8/30/2008 10:17:18 AM I have been a massive fan of Martina Cole since reading Lady killer, many years ago. In my opinion she's been going downhill with the last few books, so I wasn't going to read anymore of her work. Against my better judgement I bought Faces... (thinking perhaps she's gone back to the old Martina) Well, sadly this book is the worse book I have ever read. What's happened to this great writer? If this book had been her debut I'm sure it wouldn't have even hit the bookshops.
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