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text 2016-02-13 00:21
Only $1.99 on Kindle Amazon!
A Small Indiscretion - Jan Ellison

I loved this book and gave it a 5-star rating.  Only $1.99 for the Kindle version on Amazon!

Source: www.amazon.com/Small-Indiscretion-Novel-Jan-Ellison/dp/0812985427/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1454867177&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=janellautwebs09-20&linkId=d4f1e39c002dcd23608bca1121699f08
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review 2015-12-05 18:47
A Small Indiscretion by Jan Ellison
A Small Indiscretion - Jan Ellison

Full review on my blog.

Do you remember that line from Titanic, “A woman’s heart is a deep ocean of secrets.” A Small Indiscretion is a book that makes you dive into Annie’s ocean of secrets. It is the story of Annie, a 40-something year-old woman who lives you could say an uneventful normal family life and has it all, a loving husband (Jonathan), and three children: Robbie, Polly, and Clara, as well as a successful career. But you know what the say: no family is perfect. Annie’s life gets suddenly disrupted when a secret from her youth comes back to haunt her. And if that wasn’t enough to handle her son Robbie has an accident that leaves him in a comma. Needless to say, the life of her family is altered and forever changed.

The premise is a good premise that calls for an emotional family drama. Even though I liked the story, I had trouble with the way the author chose to tell it. I didn’t enjoy the constant time jumps. I’ve enjoyed other books that use this format of having the reader go from past to present and vice versa. But I didn’t thoroughly enjoy it with this book.

The book is divided into two parts. Part one didn’t do it for me. Instead of building up the conflict and making me feel totally engaged, it felt endless, boring and confusing. More about this on the full review on my blog. Part two was better than part one. In the end I was glad it all worked out, although without spoiling it for you, I felt like it would’ve been nice to know what happened when Annie met Robbie in detail, instead of leaving the reader to imagine it.

A Small Indiscretion is a likeable story. Even though I couldn’t relate to the characters or the “conflict”, I never felt like I wanted to DNF the book. On the contrary, despite the confusion from the first part, by the second part, I found myself wanting to know how the story ended.

I don’t usually feel age affects the reading experience but with this book and how I couldn’t relate to the story that much, I feel like I would recommend it to anyone who is in Annie’s age group or who can identify with the stage in her life somehow.

If you’re into stories about family secrets that are unexpectedly unveiled and how they affect everyone involved, this is the book for you. Book clubs might enjoy this story. I can see discussions about marriage, handling conflicts, infidelity, unexpected pregnancies and their effects, the impulsiveness of youth and its effect in your adult years, separation and its effects on children, etc., arise from this book.

 

 

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DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
I received an Electronic copy of this book but was not financially compensated in any way nor obliged to review. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my personal experience while reading it. This post contains affiliate links
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text 2015-04-13 03:50
A Small Indiscretion by Jan Ellison
A Small Indiscretion - Jan Ellison

Epic!
I can see why it was an Oprah's Book Club Editor's Pick. It's about family, love and the power of holding back. There were many twists and turns to get you to the end, but somehow, they all made sense.
The story was brilliantly written and told.
A mother writing to her child as a lengthy explanation of sorts. It was a unique way to read a story, as well as take it in. It pulled you in, almost like you had found the letter and were secretly reading it to yourself.
I loved this book! Even during the heartbreaking moments. I was still so incredibly immersed in the story that I had to keep reading for the resolve. Much like I would in real life, I suppose.
I'm so glad I was given the chance to read this authors' work. Her style has a uniqueness of its own. I'm sure this won't be the last I read of hers.

 

 

 

Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2015/04/giveaway-28-small-indiscretion-by-jan.html
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text 2015-03-11 20:33
W...W...W...Wednesdays
The Witch of Painted Sorrows - M.J. Rose
Women, Food, and Desire: Embrace Your Cravings, Make Peace with Food, Reclaim Your Body - Alexandra Jamieson
A Small Indiscretion - Jan Ellison
Dreaming Spies - Laurie R. King
The Glittering World - Robert Levy
Things Half in Shadow - Alan Finn

 

Hi Booklikers! Been MIA for a long while. I moved, the cable modem got lost in the process and I haven't had proper wi fi access. Hopefully everything will be sorted out in the next few days. In the meantime I thought I'd do a meme so you guys don't forget about me. :)


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This one is hosted by Should be reading.

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

 

Here are my answers:

 

• What are you currently reading?

 

I'm excited to be reading The Witch of Painted Sorrows by MJRose. It's my second book I read from her and I'm enjoying it a little too much. Hope it stays that way till the end.
 
Also checking out Women, Food and Desire by Alexandra Jamieson. Interest take on how our cravings and how we react to them affect our health and well being.

 

• What did you recently finish reading?

 
Since I moved I've read like 8 books but most of them have been blah. The only memorable ones are The Glittering World by Robert Levy, whose genre I can't tell. It's a thrilling creepy and gross at times story about other beings around us. I liked it but didn't loooove it.
 
And the other one was Things Half in Shadow which is a book about spiritism, death, mystery, magic, mediums, etc. Great read. I quite liked it, because it was refreshing to read a story about this subject from a male point of view.
 
• What do you think you’ll read next?

 

Like I always say, I have to finish my ARCs, or I'll never get to request another book in this lifetime!  Next in line are Dreaming Spies and A Small Indiscretion. Hope they are as good as they look to be.
 
Have a great Wednesday fellow booklikers!
 
p.s. Don't you think the books I've chosen have pretty covers? They look so good on my shelf! hahaha
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review 2015-02-20 12:23
A Small Indiscretion
A Small Indiscretion - Jan Ellison

A Small Indiscretion by Jan Ellison wanders through three time periods in Annie's life and is a book about lies and betrayal and their far-reaching consequences for one woman, her marriage, and her family. The concept of the book holds promise. The cover art is mysterious. Unfortunately, the unlikable main character and the structure and narration of the book leave me wanting something different.

 

Read my complete review at: http://www.memoriesfrombooks.com/2015/02/a-small-indiscretion.html

 

Reviewed for LibraryThing Early Reviewers program

 

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