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review 2017-09-22 17:05
The Language of Sisters - Cathy Lamb

The Language of Sisters by Cathy Lamb
Like the story line enough to want to read this but it's over 450 pages long.
Russian parents come to the US with their three daughters and they open a restaurant. What I like about this is although it's about a Russian family it could easily be a Portuguese one(my nationality) as there is much that upsets the mother. Oregon, what a lovely area.
One daughter wants to marry an Italian and that sets off her creating new dishes for the restaurant because she is that upset.
Antonio is asked to fix all the problems-she's a reporter/writer. Love the understanding of the language between the sisters as it's a family trait. You know when another is hurting or happy.
At times I am lost as to what era we are in as the book goes back to Russia, then to present then back to when they first arrived. So when Toni writes a resignation letter I'm not sure where we are as she goes to work for the next week. Hot romances and work situations.
Kind of funny that one sister is a lawyer and is charge of bringing those to justice and her teaches the twins about self defense and they bring it to class for show and tell and the teacher gets upset when she explains how to get out of trunk of a car if kidnapped. It is useful information...
Lots of drama and action from them all. Chapters go back in time so we can understand what happened in Russia before they came to the US. You wonder what will become of the wedding that is being planned as everybody is fighting over everything. So many secrets. X ending didn't see it ending like this.
X read but just took too long.
I received this review copy from The Kensington Books and this is my honest review

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review 2017-09-20 23:44
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë

Click here~~>> Jane Eyre to see my thoughts on the book. The actual cover for the book is in the blog. 

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text 2017-09-15 15:21
The Summer Bride By Anne Gracie $1.99
The Summer Bride (A Chance Sisters Romance) - Anne Gracie

Fiercely independent Daisy Chance has a dream—and it doesn’t involve marriage or babies (or being under any man’s thumb). Raised in poverty, she has a passion—and a talent—for making beautiful clothes. Daisy aims to become the finest dressmaker in London.
 
Dashing Irishman Patrick Flynn is wealthy and ambitious, and has entered society to find an aristocratic bride. Instead, he finds himself growing increasingly attracted to the headstrong, clever and outspoken Daisy. She’s wrong in every way—except the way she sets his heart racing.
 
However, when Flynn proposes marriage, Daisy refuses. She won't give up her hard-won independence. Besides, she doesn't want to join the fine ladies of society—she wants to dress them. She might, however, consider becoming Flynn's secret mistress...
 
But Flynn wants a wife, and when he sets his heart on something, nothing can stand in his way...

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review 2017-09-07 17:44
Lost & Found Sisters
Lost and Found Sisters - Jill Shalvis

Wildstone, Book 1

I Picked Up This Book Because: I enjoy Jill Shalvis’ writing


The Characters:

Quinn Weller:
Tilly Adamson:

The Story:

After suddenly losing her sister Beth, Quinn is blindsided in learning she is adopted and her birth mother has died and not only left her a house and cafe but a 15 year old sister. Smartypants Tilly is learning to adjust to a life without her mother and with a brand new sister. Life is an adjustment for both women. Scary, fun, amazing and new.

I enjoyed getting to know the new characters in this town. I love Quinn and Mick together. I love how Quinn befriended meme talking, surly Lena. I am excited for what awaits them. This was overall a great start to a series.

The Random Thoughts:



The Score Card:

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4 Stars

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review 2017-09-03 18:05
Review: Ultraxenopia by M.A. Phipps

Published by: Seven Sisters Publishing (1st August 2017)

 

ISBN: 978-1546934400

 

Source: ARC via author

 

Rating: 5*

 

Synopsis:

Don’t stand out. Blend in. Remain invisible. Those are the rules I lived by—the rules I thought would keep me alive. 

I was wrong.

Wynter Reeves is a law-abiding citizen of the State, a willing conformist whose daily life is haunted by terrorism and oppression. With the constant threat of death hanging over her like a shadow, she forces herself to live by a strict set of rules, all in the hope of ensuring she is never noticed. However, on her twenty-first birthday, as she prepares to take the placement exam that will determine her future within society, she begins to show symptoms of a rare and debilitating illness—ultimately attracting the attention of the State. Taken into the custody of the feared research facility known as the DSD, her worst nightmare becomes reality.

Ripped away from the life she knew, Wynter is forced to become the test subject of the mysterious Dr. Richter. Through him, she learns the true and terrifying nature of her condition: a disease called Ultraxenopia.

 

Review:

I initially read and reviewed Ultraxenopia when it was self-published and it was my number one read of the year. It's now been completely revised, together with the most breathtakingly beautiful front cover image I have ever seen. This is my review of this new, revised publication.

 

I was immediately struck by the author's fantastically descriptive writing style. There is such meticulous attention to detail that every possible query is accounted for. This debut novel is intelligently written and haunting with a gripping plot. It is just extraordinary. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars! It is in turn shocking, thrilling, horrifying yet so beautifully written.

 

Wynter is a great character. She's vulnerable yet feisty, determined and resilient. She is so likeable and I believe that readers, be they fans of young, or new, adult, or other genres, they will find it very difficult not to feel empathy for Wynter. Dr Richter, on the other hand, is the complete opposite; he's the epitome of every evil villain you could ever encounter.

 

I'd pretty much stopped reading dystopian books because many of them were so alike and I got disheartened, but Ultraxenopia has restored my faith in the genre. It is, hands down, the best dystopian novel I've ever read - better than all the Divergent, Hunger Games and Maze Runner books.

 

It is difficult to say much else without giving away too much of the plot, but suffice to say, I read it in one sitting as I simply could not put it down! I was utterly engrossed and unaware of my surroundings. It felt as though I was experiencing every emotion alongside Wynter, and was as desperate as she to fight for survival. I simply cannot praise it highly enough!

 

 

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