The Frog Prince Review
Posted by carolinabookworm
Title: The Frog Prince
Author: Jane Porter
Quick Synopsis: Holly Bishop thought she had married her Prince Charming and found her “happily ever after.” Sadly, reality comes crashing down on her during their honeymoon, when her husband tells her that he doesn’t love her. Now newly divorced and living in San Francisco, Holly gets a new job and tries to pick up the pieces of her shattered fairytale.
My Opinion: After my last two reads, I was craving something light and uplifting. Unfortunately, I didn’t quite find that with this novel.
One major issue that I had was the main character’s incessant whine sessions. She rarely had anything positive to say, and I grew increasingly frustrated with her negative attitude.
This leads to my second rant: the plot development. Personally, I felt like things happened too quickly. For example, the novel opens with Holly’s boss, Olivia, trying to bring her back to the land of the living. Halfway through the novel, things drastically change: they suddenly become enemies. The overall change in Holly’s attitude also comes too quickly for my taste. For almost three-quarters of the book, she is depressed and lonely. Then BAM…she’s cured!! The lack of plot development in sections of the book left me…wanting.
On a positive note, the minor characters shine brightly! I feel like they could have been developed a bit more (such as Josh, Katie, and Tessa), but they definitely added to the novel as a whole.