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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-10-09 21:59
Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter - Adeline Yen Mah

An interesting book based on the upbringing of the author, Adeline Yen Mah. Gives insight to life as an unwanted child, but also about how families were affected of the Japanese invasion of China and later on in the book the Chinese civil war. Ending was sour sweet. Very enjoyable book overall.

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review 2017-08-19 18:49
Adeline (Lady Archer's Creed) by Christina McKnight
Adeline (Lady Archer's Creed Book 3) - Christina McKnight,Amanda Mariel

 

An impressive slight of hand. She flipped the script on me. Adeline pays homage to a classic tale while reversing the roles of the main characters. The hero has a beautiful soul trapped inside of a damaged shell, while the heroine is beautiful on the outside and scarred by ugliness within. Adeline marks the first character of Ms. McKnight's that I did not like at first sight. She was rude, mean spirited and judgmental. Yet to love her is to understand her and through the eyes of a broken man and the heart of a gifted writer, readers are given that chance. Adeline proved that even the ugliest of hearts can change. No matter how many times I hear those words, it never tarnishes the value of the lesson.

 
 

 

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review 2017-07-05 00:00
Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter
Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter - Adeline Yen Mah I liked this book a whole lot more until the last fifty-or-so pages. At that point, it devolved into a laundry list of perceived slights, petty bickering, and old grudges. The narrator, Adeline, went from being winningly naive about her family to being determinedly oblivious, to the point that it made it difficult for me to buy a lot of what she was saying. It began to feel very one-sided, as she portrayed herself as being entirely innocent while everyone else ganged up on her.

Prior to that point, it was a mildly interesting story about a woman who accomplished a lot despite a highly dysfunctional upbringing, set against the rapidly changing culture of China in the second half of the twentieth century.
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review 2017-04-07 00:00
The Attraction of Adeline
The Attraction of Adeline - Lisa Wells ARC Review: The Attraction of Adeline(Off the Wall Proposal) by Lisa Wells

A firmly embedded memory that stays on the mind. Like learning the words to a favorite song or playing a tune out of time. Adie and Jack, bewitched my heart and proved be like a fine wine. The Attraction of Adeline is an emotional roller coaster ride. Adie has all the makings of a beautiful treasure, but her heart and spirit has been broken down by life. Lonely, heartbroken and never good enough, has taught her what it means to be tough. Until shelter from the storm arrives with a relationship of convenience. Jack shares a similar outlook with Adie. Betrayal has taught him to keep his heart on lock down and his head out of the clouds. With one look Adie has made him rethink that. Her shields seem impenetrable. Yet he wants to break them down. Her eyes are pools of heartache, in which he wants to drown. Her heart may be off limits, but his is down for the count. Alluring, heartbreaking and endearing, The Attraction of Adeline is a hauntingly sweet yet soulful journey of courageous hope.
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review 2017-03-20 02:50
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The Attraction of Adeline - Lisa Wells

Adeline is asked by her best friends brother, to play a fake engaged couple.  He needs to impress his boss.  His boss refuses to give him a partnership if he does not have a better half.

 

Jack is seriously attracted to Adeline.  He knows he shouldn't be.  She has agreed to play a part.  He knows how dangerous it is to want more from someone who cannot give it to him.

 

This book was so much fun!  It was funny, sad, sweet, & hot.  The characters seriously made me laugh.  This author always makes me laugh.  This book was a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This early copy was given to me by Netgalley and its publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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