Charlotte’s Lance and the Round Fable by Margaret Lynette Sharp



The author sent me an ARC of this book (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

(by Goodreads)

Almost on the eve of her nineteenth birthday, Charlotte – the daughter of a wealthy property developer – starts to date handsome, ambitious, fellow university student Lance. Trouble brews when Lance throws his weight behind an environmental cause that’s in direct opposition to the plans of Charlotte’s father. Will Charlotte follow her heart, or succumb to the demands of her family?

Genre(s): Teen & Young Adult, Romance
Series: n.a.
Length: 66 pages
Release date: 2016-07-29



“Why do you say that, honey? Why would you want to disclaim kin with one of the wealthiest developers in the State, even if he’s hell-bent on destroying a pristine sanctuary for some of the most rare and endangered species in Australia?”

My jaw fell open. “I… I don’t know anything about that…”

“Fair enough… I don’t s’pose the subject makes for polite discussion around the dinner table.”

My Opinion

This book introduces you to 18-year-old Charlotte. She is in love with Lance – a guy her father wouldn’t really approve of.

With Charlotte’s Lance and the Round Fable, Margaret Lynette Sharp has created a romantic novella for teens and young adults. Once again, the readers find themselves in Australia of the 1950s, including the mindsets of that era. Romance is not my typical genre, therefore I really like that this novella is not a hard-core romance. It is a very appealing read as it covers a controversial issue that is as important as it was then: profit versus environmental protection. Margaret Lynette Sharp draws you close to the protagonist and the topic at hand while the story evolves. I was drawn relatively close to Charlotte and her dilemma, silently encouraging her to do the right thing. The main characters are of sufficient depth, believable in their actions.

This is a book for you if you like young adult romance and are interested in environmental protection.


In brief:

Cover ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Writing ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Plot ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Characters ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Mood Light-hearted
Pace Steady
POV First person – past tense
Language :mrgreen:
Violence :mrgreen:
Sexual content :mrgreen:


About the author

Margaret Lynette Sharp is an award-winning writer, and the author of #1 Amazon Best Seller, ‘Longbourn Revisited’. Her work was highly commended during the 2014 Hurstville Discovery Festival of Community Arts, and published by Hurstville Council in an anthology entitled ‘Write Out Loud’. In November 2015 she won a Second Prize, again in the short story section of this same competition, and her title, ‘More Than a Mere Bagatelle’, has been selected for inclusion in another anthology, ‘The Art of Writing’.

She spent her early years in an inner city suburb of Sydney, moving with her family to a leafy, outer suburb at the age of ten.

A self-motivated student who loved to seek out information, she matriculated just before her eighteenth birthday. Her enthusiasm for literature led to further studies, with a particular focus on Short Story Writing.

Shortly after the death of her elderly mother whom she cared for, Margaret met and later married Ronald Sharp B.E.M., the creator of the Sydney Opera House Grand Organ. She believes that, without doubt, he is her greatest fan and motivator.

Excelling in English himself, Ron has edited much of her work.

Connect with the author:

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Charlotte’s Lance and the Round Fable?  Or – if you did not yet read Charlotte’s Lance and the Round Fable – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂







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