Review of: Hands Of Love 

reviewed by mnjones on 12/19/2009
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The Gift of Love Credited Review
I found this to be a touching, though tragic, love story with a kind of O. Henry flavor. There's something a bit awkward, in my opinion, with the structure. I was surprised to find Rai had set up the work shop after Thomas learned he was going blind. I realize that is important to the story, but the way it's written it's not clear. Where was he doing his wood work before Rai set up the shop? Does he have a job? What happens with his job now that he's losing his sight? He says his blindness is genetic. If he knows that, then he surely knew blindness was a possibility. Has Thomas kept that a secret from Rai? I like the story idea, but as presented, I think it needs to be looked at carefully and worked on. I'd also like to see more dialogue. Great story idea. Needs work.

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