When I began writing the Diamond J series, I envisioned several books, with the characters’ stories winding through the books, intermingling and joining as time went on. Although Diamond in the Rough doesn’t focus on Beth and Beau, we do find out that they are living together in the big house. For that reason, I didn’t do a “wrap-up” chapter in either book. I wanted folks to look forward to the next book, to read more, to get to know the characters better over time.
I’ve gotten a couple of average reviews on my last book that talk about the book just ending without an epilogue. That made me wonder – what do you think? Would you prefer to have a final chapter that wraps everything up nicely, or have the story continue in the next book?