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A Gathering Storm [Kindle Edition]

Sheena Lambert
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Book Description

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS 'ALBERTA CLIPPER'

Christine is a successful meteorologist with a loving family, great friends and an exciting career working for an international investment bank. So why does she spend every January 20th crying like her heart might break? As everyone around her appears to be moving on with their lives, Christine wears her past like a pair of concrete shoes. Can nothing, or nobody help her shake them?

Mark thought he had all he ever wanted. Head of the bank's Irish operations, he has the career, the house and the relationship any man would wish for. But when his seemingly perfectly planned life suddenly strays totally off course, Mark is confronted with the fact that he isn't actually in control at all…

A storm is gathering...


Editorial Reviews

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"Reminiscent of Bridget Jones... a single girl living in the big city pines for love, but emotional issues keep her from truly letting go, in this novel that will satisfy fans of modern day chic lit." - Publishers Weekly

"Alberta Clipper is such a lovely romance...one word I keep thinking of while writing this review is smart. This is a smart book that explores a lot of different topics, and I highly enjoyed it." - Samantha Robey of Chicklitplus.com"

"Alberta Clipper is so much more than just a love story. I highly recommend this novel to everyone." - Charlotte Lynns anovelreview.blogspot.com

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  • File Size: 2324 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A04SDSC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #170,954 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfying and emotional read November 7, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
A well written tale of love and loss with a satisfying resolution, the characters in Alberta Clipper are finely drawn and Sheena Lambert's brilliant observation moves the story swiftly along. Lambert obviously has an indepth knowledge of the environment her characters inhabit, not least of the Alberta Clipper - but you'll have to read the book to discover what that is, and its significance! An impressive debut that bodes well for Lambert's writing career, highly recommended.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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Christine Grogan has been living with terrible guilt. On January 20th of each year she spends the day grieving over this guilt. The rest of the year her life appears great. She is 28 years old, with a job as a meteorologist at an investment bank, has a loving family, and great friends. She just has to find a way to move on with her life.

Mark Harrington is in a relationship that is heading any where and has realized he has not had any control over it. Other than that he has everything else going for him. He is head of an international bank, handsome, and owns his own house. He just needs to get control of his love life, which he hopes includes Christine.
Alberta Clipper is a true romance story. Early on I knew Mark was in love with Christine, but Christine was clueless. Through a Christmas party, conferences, and a New Years Eve party Christine and Mark finally start some type of a relationship. But I was still hoping Christine would open up and share a part of her that very few know about. For their relationship to last, and I was hoping it would, they had to have honesty and trust.

It seemed every character in this book had their own short story to add to the main story. All these stories let me better understand the hows and whys of how each character was as they were. Everything from insider trading, Christine's past and office drama were covered making this so much more than just a love story.

Sheena Lambert wrote a believable story about love and loss and finding your soulmate. It is also a story of guilt, forgiveness, and betrayal. I highly recommend this novel to everyone.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good everyday story June 29, 2013
By Mara
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Not compelling, but a well-written story about the sort of everyday romance that many people have. No stalkers, serial murderers, vampires, werewolves, etc! Just a good story about realistic people and the kind of relationships that really happen.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Held my attention May 4, 2014
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This story did begin quite slowly. And, it seems the true meat of the plot is way down the line. But, I liked the characters from the office and from Christine's life. There were some twists that made the book intriguing. I had a hard time forgetting this book when I put it down. Highly recommend.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT READ!! July 14, 2013
By KLDB
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This is an easy read. This is one of those books you can't put down.. Characters are easy to care about and story is well written. Don't hesitate to read this one!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Alberta Clipper August 27, 2014
By KPet
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3.5 Stars
Overall, I found Alberta Clipper to be a cute story. I got lost in the story lines (mostly) and felt for the characters. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I did not find this to be a page-turner. While I did fall into the story, it took some effort on my part. For me, it wasn't one of those books that I just had to know what was going to happen next. It was somewhat predictable but left the journey a surprise.
There were very few typos, which for me is what bumped this book to the four star mark instead of three stars. I would be interested to see more of Sheena Lambert's writing based on this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An exciting gripping read April 1, 2013
By Natalie
Format:Kindle Edition
I loved this story. I had no time to read and yet I couldn't put Alberta Clipper down, though up to my oxters in nappies and sleep-deprived at the time, I was genuinely gripped to read on. Why? A combination of a good story with relateable charaters that got under my skin, alongside a more intelligent presentation than I have come to expect from Chick-lit. I like Sheena's approach - it's honest and straight with a flair for captivating the reader. I look forward to many more titles from this author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Love story with a twist. May 3, 2013
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Enjoyed the complexity of the characters and how their professional relationship complicated their ability to develop into a personal one that required the couple to share such trust in one another.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gathering Storm
This was the story of a young woman full of grief and guilt. She needs to discover how to live before she can move on. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Annie Katz
4.0 out of 5 stars SUCH A GOOD READ
I didn't expect the depth of the story and I really enjoyed this book. Was hoping that it wouldn't end!!!
Published 3 days ago by D
5.0 out of 5 stars NICE LOVE STORY
I really loved this book. Nice clean romance. Little wordy at times, but I still enjoyed it very much. Couldn't wait for the ending to see how it all went down.
Published 4 days ago by atabarac
3.0 out of 5 stars Gathering Storm
It was "OK". Not as exciting as I thought it would be. A little too much chatter for my taste. It seemed like there were a lot more words than necessary and that it was to make the... Read more
Published 12 days ago by kay chilano
2.0 out of 5 stars slow & boring story but squeaky clean romance
The squeaky clean romance part is a plus from my perspective, but I just couldn't get into the story or connect with any of the characters. Read more
Published 14 days ago by idahomomof4
5.0 out of 5 stars Very moving story that grips you from page 1
This story was not what I expected and the title was misleading. I downloaded it one day and forgot about it. The story is beautifully told. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Donna Pineau
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent First Novel
I was surprised to discover this was Sheena Lambert's first novel; it just felt like it was written by a seasoned novelist. Read more
Published 18 months ago by L. Bembenek
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceedingly well done
All I can tell you is that I finished this book about a month ago and I still think about how much I enjoyed it. Just very very good.
Published 21 months ago by Russ
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More About the Author

Sheena Lambert is a writer from Dublin, Ireland.

She is represented by Ger Nichol of The Book Bureau Literary Agency.

www.sheenalambertauthor.com

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