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Length: 224 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • File Size: 708 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Jaci Byrne (April 1, 2012)
  • Publication Date: April 1, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007QXJJOM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #686,274 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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From an early age, having been accused of being a 'notorious exaggerator' one too many times, Jaci Byrne knew she was destined to perform in some form or another.

Her dancing aspirations flew out of the window after realising that her slightly chubby thighs were not ballerina material.

And although her acting roles were quite prolific she soon tired of being a supporting act (think tree, think pumpkin.)

A singer? Perhaps not...

It was aboard a ship, aged 13, whilst immigrating to Australia from the UK with her family that Jaci discovered her penchant for the written word. Having become infatuated with a fellow passenger, a Dutchman seven years her senior, who spent his days in the ship's library writing to his girlfriend back home, Jaci sat close by writing of their unrequited love and hoping he would notice her.

He didn't, and when her writings were discovered by her irate father Jaci was confined to her cabin for the remainder of the trip for being (you guessed it) a 'notorious exaggerator,' amongst other expletives.

But the penny had finally dropped... Yes, perhaps she was a notorious exaggerator, but she was very good at it! A writer was born!

However, as with most women - maturity brought reality: an education, a career in nursing, marriage, two children, and mortgages. You get the picture.

Fast forward twenty years. Now happily 'empty-nestled' on the Northern Beaches, Sydney, Australia, old marriage and career a distant memory, Jaci lives with the love of her life, husband Doug, and devotes her time to her beloved writing.

Her debut novel, 'Best Friends and Bastards' was released on Amazon in December 2011,and her second novel, 'The Girls' Weekend' was released in April 2012. Her latest novel, 'Penny Lane' is now available. Inspired by Jaci's love of the Beatles' music the novel was coincidentally released on the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first single release Love Me Do.

Jaci's work is interwoven with twists and turns, humour and compassion, intrigue and passion. She writes about relationships, about ordinary women facing extraordinary situations. About you, about me, about we, and about how we interrelate.

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If the characters can't find anything about each other to like, then how can you expect the readers to like them?

I'm sorry to say that this book was very amateurish. All of the background information was given at the beginning. The author wrote the thoughts of every character in a scene instead of writing a scene from the perspective of one character and then showing the other characters' thoughts through their actions or words. When we know what everyone thinks, there's no tension in the story.

The story lines were also implausible. For 90% or more of the book, two of the characters are self-centered and bitchy, then suddenly they become forgiving and reasonable. Sure, this happens in other books, but it's the result of character growth, which isn't shown in this story. The characters are exactly the same for the entire story and then suddenly, they change.

One character's son is living in a cult. She finds him there, he won't leave with her. She goes home and tells her husband and he gets mad at her for looking for the son. So, for several months, she does nothing to find her son. But, one day her husband and one of the other friends goes to get him and they are able to get him out of the cult in a day. Really?
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I could not get into this book. The characters are not engaging at all, and several are downright annoying. The plot was basically four completely self-absorbed women sitting around carrying on conversations with themselves while drinking champagne. I will delete this one from my Kindle account for sure.
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This book really dragged on for me. The characters were superficial and unbelievable, although Jasmine and Carla were the most likable. The book was a cheesy soap opera and I found myself laughing in disbelief at the plot line, it was ridiculous at some points. I would not recommend this book.
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The characters were shallow , the plot unbelievable and the entire book was a waste of my time. I finished the book hoping the end was going to make it worth my time- it did not. If these women were friends then no one needs enemies. ( On top of that the Australian expressions and sayings were a distraction and nuisance.
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I'm a huge fan of long stories when the length is warranted but this is just not it. The characters are mostly unlikeable. The book is too wordy. Forget the sp errors, there is just nothing to really grab you and make you want to continue reading this book. Skip it.
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I loved this book. Not your average story! I was constantly filled with anticipation of what would happen next! The author continued to surprise me with with twists that I didn't expect to happen. Great read for those that love a little mystery.
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I agree with most of the other reviews - do not waste your time with this book. The story is choppy and does not engage the reader, the characters are not enjoyable. I forced myself to read 8 chapters, should not have wasted my time.
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I read this while on vacation and it was an easy read and interesting enough to make me want to keep reading in order to find out what was going to happen next.
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