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The Five Sisters [Kindle Edition]

Leen Elle
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (214 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Five sisters embark on a journey to a new home, to Brighton, where Mary's (the eldest) fiancee lives. Having lost both their parents and being left practically destitute, the girls have no money to secure passage on a cruise ship. Fortunately, an old school friend of their father's, Charlie, owns a small ship and offers the sisters free passage on his ship, in exchange for light cooking and housekeeping duties. The girls gloomily embark on the small ship for a 3-month voyage along with Charlie, 16 sailors, and an invalid, changing their lives forever.


Product Details

  • File Size: 696 KB
  • Print Length: 396 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Leen Elle Books; 1 edition (July 20, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AW1NNA6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,831 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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65 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Wonderful! April 11, 2012
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Five sisters embark on a journey to a new home, to Brighton, where Mary's (the eldest) fiancee lives. Having lost both their parents and being left practically destitute, the girls have no money to secure passage on a cruise ship. Fortunately, an old school friend of their father's, Charlie, owns a small ship and offers the sisters free passage on his ship, in exchange for light cooking and housekeeping duties. The girls gloomily embark on the small ship for a 3-month voyage along with Charlie, 16 sailors, and an invalid, changing their lives forever.

Mary is the oldest (at 21), and the most beautiful. She is also flirty and coy, and practically every sailor on the ship is enamored with her. Her fiancee recently left for Brighton to begin school to become a doctor. During her absence from him, she questions their love and doubts her choice to marry him.

Sara is practical and bookish. She is neither flirtatious nor romantic. She falls in love with a man she never expected and has to fight for her love, while keeping everyone else together.

Nora is a hopeless romantic. She instantly falls for the most gorgeous man on board (Ben) and desperately tries to gain his attentions through her schemes, never suspecting there's another on board who looks at her the same way she looks at Ben.

Emy is sweet and shy. Painfully bashful, she harbors a deep love for a man who has no idea of her affection. Although the sisters are so close they know almost everything about each other, she can't bring herself to confess her love to them. Will she ever win the heart of the man she desires? Will she be able to overcome her quiet nature to reach out to him?

Gail, the youngest, is the wild one of the crew.
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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good, if you don't mind contradictions April 21, 2012
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The story line was actually a fairly good one. While a bit longish, it would have kept my interest, if the writer had done a little more research in the time period they were trying to depict- I think. I actually couldn't tell you what time this author was writing about. There were color photographs and multiple photographs of your average Joe, when it was relatively expensive and certainly not common place to own a camera; certainly not a color camera. The were carriages but other modern items that weren't common place before the advent of cars. As well, the writer tried to use period language and grammar, but failed abominably.

Also, tons of grammatical and spelling errors-common enough in Kindle versions, but way too many to simply ignore. I stopped reading half way through, as I couldn't take any more of the contradictions in time and grammar mistakes. The writer has potential, but needs to put in the effort of research before attempting a piece like this one.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Just plain silly May 28, 2013
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I tried to read this, I really did, but I gave up when the author declared that the ship's captain considered a teenage bookworm with next to no practical experience to make a more suitable deputy than any of sixteen seasoned sailors.

Without question the author has never so much as set foot on a sailboat. Neither has she bothered to find out what life aboard a sailing vessel would have been like during the--nebulous--period that provides the--nebulous--setting for her story.

An author who can't be asked to spend time and effort on their writing, cannot expect me to spend time and effort on reading her work.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Yikes May 4, 2013
By Jenise
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Not very well written, kind of trite and unrealistic, even for a romance type novel. And were there no editors available? Dropped words and errors throughout. Yet I still had to read to the end and see how it all wrapped up. Go figure--no surprises!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Silly book July 31, 2013
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Very silly book - never finished it, Would not recommend for anyone else. A complete waste of time and money.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring and badly written March 1, 2013
By Fabian
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I kept reading it hoping that something might happen. The story didn't fit any historical period accurately. People who rode in carriages would not have thought, spoken, nor behaved in the ways these characters did.
There were many spelling and grammatical errors and the author clearly does not have a good grounding in the English language.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Needs an editor May 27, 2012
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The story line is reasonable, but the author should have an actual editor work on the book. A spell checker is not an acceptable substitute! For example, the author consistently used the word lied, when the appropriate word was laid. The lack of editing made reading the book a chore.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Uninteresting May 17, 2013
By nikita
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This book never seemed to be going anywhere. I stopped reading half-way through it as it kept putting me to sleep!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
I thought this was a wonderful and amazing story of 5 sisters. I really liked how the point of view changed from sister to sister but I wish there was a break between paragraphs... Read more
Published 8 hours ago by Book Addict
3.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this book
I really enjoyed this book. It was a "feel good" book. However it did seem to go on and on, in fact I'm still trying to get thru the epilogue. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Joanne Eldredge
2.0 out of 5 stars The Five blisters
Story is good but not compelling. This review title illustrates the MAJOR flaw in this book. The content is an editor's worst nightmare. "Alright" is not "all right. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Paul Osterhout
5.0 out of 5 stars I appreciate sister stories as I appreciate my sisters. ...
I appreciate sister stories as I appreciate my sisters. Am definitely reading again later.
Published 14 days ago by V1x4_3o9
3.0 out of 5 stars Easy read
A story of 5 sisters around their eventful life. Their life was tragic in the beginning but ended with love in the end. Read more
Published 17 days ago by LCNJ
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story. BAD EDITING
This was a good story SPOILED ONLY by the fact that it was obviously not proofread. I seems that the text was voice activated instead of typed. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Karen Benson
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good book, well written, kept you interested till the end.
Published 24 days ago by Jackie Brook
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
This book just didn't appeal to me.
Published 1 month ago by Happy Camper
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good read
Published 1 month ago by Peg L.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Enjoyed reading the book.
Published 1 month ago by Madeline Klinkhamer
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