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The Five Sisters [Kindle Edition]

Leen Elle
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 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: #7,663 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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62 of 68 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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40 of 44 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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16 of 16 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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17 of 18 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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27 of 31 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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27 of 31 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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12 of 12 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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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The St James Sisters January 16, 2013
By D.D.D.
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Leen did a great job keeping your interest on what each sister was doing next on the ship and you wanted to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next. I hope that more books will be written about the girls growing up and getting married. Nice read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love and Family
This book is inspiring and teaches what the true meaning of family and love are. The book was beautifully written. I seriously love this book!!!!!!
Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars beyond disappointing
Painfully poor editing,. It was difficult to make myself finish this disjointed tale. The concept was ok but the story itself fell vey flat
Published 10 days ago by just elaine
5.0 out of 5 stars The Five Sisters
I thoroughly enjoyed the story of these 5 sisters, mostly on a ship for 3 months, how they adapted to the sailors way of living on ship that I had ever read, to me refreshing and... Read more
Published 11 days ago by coupecheveux
4.0 out of 5 stars It was okay
Interesting story
Published 11 days ago by Leslie W. Leath
4.0 out of 5 stars If you liked "Little Women" you will like this "sweet story" like ...
If you liked "Little Women" you will like this "sweet story" like I did. Grammer a little wrong but you get the general idea. worth reading.
Published 21 days ago by Marilyn Bernard
4.0 out of 5 stars The St. James Sisters
A fantastic novel of five sisters who had become orphaned as teenagers and how they grew married and matured. Characters were well developed and the plot interesting. A great read. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Dottiek
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read
I recomend this book for anyone who wants to read a wonderfully written book that you dont want to put down ! You really feel like you know everyone of them bye the end ! Read more
Published 23 days ago by lynn orf
4.0 out of 5 stars Good family read
Old fashion family values captured in this story
Published 1 month ago by Hazel King
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Nice easy reading book with lots of cute love stories going on. Nice read.
Published 1 month ago by Nancy J.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it.
Published 1 month ago by renatree
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