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Thompson Sisters Boxed Set Volume 1 (A Song for Julia, Just Remember to Breathe, The Last Hour) [Kindle Edition]

Charles Sheehan-Miles
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Book Description

Three complete novels in one. This boxed set edition contains the complete text of three bestselling novels by Charles Sheehan-Miles:

A Song for Julia
Just Remember to Breathe
The Last Hour

A Song for Julia

Everyone should have something to rebel against.

Crank Wilson left his South Boston home at sixteen to start a punk band and burn out his rage at the world. Six years later, he's still at odds with his father, a Boston cop, and doesn't ever speak to his mother. The only relationship that really matters is with his younger brother, but watching out for Sean can be a full-time job.

The one thing Crank wants in life is to be left the hell alone to write his music and drive his band to success.

Julia Thompson left a secret behind in Beijing that exploded into scandal in Washington, DC, threatening her father's career and dominating her family's life. Now, in her senior year at Harvard, she's haunted by a voice from her past and refuses to ever lose control of her emotions again, especially when it comes to a guy.

When Julia and Crank meet at an anti-war protest in Washington in the fall of 2002, the connection between them is so powerful it threatens to tear everything apart.

Just Remember to Breathe

Alex Thompson's life is following the script. A pre-law student at Columbia University, she's focused on her grades, her life and her future. The last thing she needs is to reconnect with the boy who broke her heart.

Dylan Paris comes home from Afghanistan severely injured and knows that the one thing he cannot do is drag Alex into the mess he's made of his life.

When Dylan and Alex are assigned to the same work study program and are forced to work side by side, they have to make new ground rules to keep from killing each other.

The only problem is, they keep breaking the rules.

The first rule is to never, ever talk about how they fell in love.

The Last Hour

Twenty-seven year old Carrie Thompson-Sherman has the life she always wanted: her PhD, a prestigious fellowship, and an amazing husband.

Her charmed life begins to unravel as a jealous colleague puts her fellowship in jeopardy and a hideous secret Ray carried home from Afghanistan comes to light. Hanging on by a single thread, a disastrous accident puts both her husband and her sister's lives at risk. Heartbroken, Carrie will be faced with the most devastating choice of her life.

A choice that will change everything.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2676 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Cincinnatus Press (April 29, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #375,016 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Reads! Great buy as boxed set. August 8, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I purchased these books as they were released, and gave 5 stars to each one. They are not just romance novels but more about healing, personal growth, and the bonding of family and friends. Each telling its own beautiful and emotional story.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MUST READ August 8, 2013
By Reeska
Format:Kindle Edition
I purchased these books individually as they were released and I can't tell you enough about how great they are. I was kinda skeptical at first when I saw it was a male author but all 3 of these books are so well written with so much emotion I can almost guarantee that you will love them!!! Cannot wait for more from CSM
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wowzer August 8, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
What a great price for some amazing stories that introduce you to characters that you can't help but say yeah I know someone like that. An interesting family, clever plot twists and beautifully written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fall in love with the Thompsons! July 16, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
A Song for Julia : Come along on a story of heartache and redemption as you grow up, and fall in love with Crank and Julia. Having read the other two CSM books first, I feel like I have a completely different view of Crank, and in a good way. My only complaint with this book is I wanted the story to keep going. I would love to know more of what happened in the 10 years between then end of this story, and the beginning of Breathe. That is just the sappy romantic in me though :-) Will definitely be reading these books again someday <3

Just Remember to Breathe : Where to begin? I am a sucker for love rekindled stories. Add in a wounded man, and a huge misunderstanding? I am hooked! This is the first book I have read by CSM, and it blew me away. I instantly fell in love with the Thompson sisters and wanted to know more. And who couldn't love Dylan? There are many twists and turns and you will be gripped from the first page to the last.

The Last Hour : So in a perfect world, this would have a cookie cutter HEA, but this isn't a perfect world. Bouncing from present time back to up to 18 months prior, and back again, I was biting my nails from the first page. I love the dual POV's that the author provides, and I am just in love with this family. You will hold out hope the entire book, and only time will tell if it was for naught. Be prepared, and have a box of tissues handy for the majority of the book :-)

I implore you to delve into these books immediately. You will not soon forget them, and the romantic writings of Charles Sheehan-Miles. There are simply NOT enough stars to give these books the amount they rightly deserve. Cannot WAIT for future books!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All of this in one neat, little package?! August 17, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I purchased these books individually and I would buy them as a set all over again if I could. These are some of my favorite books ever. Charles is an absolutely amazing storyteller and you will not be disappointed in these books. While this is a trilogy, you definitely do not need to read them in any certain order. To me, that is the sign of a good series. You are just taken by the story that is being told and the way the characters are all entertwined. Family story-telling at its best.

A Song For Julia:
Oh Crank. Sweet, sweet Crank. Julia is everything Crank is not. An ambassador's daughter who has spent her whole life in the mold that her parents want for her, she is the typical "rich girl," or so everyone thinks. Julia's scars are deeper than anyone can ever imagine. Crank is your typical punk rocker, or so everyone see where i'm going with this? yes, there is a love story going on here, but it is so much more than a love story. Julia's relationship with Crank's brother...Julia's relationship with Crank's whole family to be honest....everything about the character development in this book grabbed me. the intricate substories, the character development, the way the characters fixed themselves while still never losing what they felt for the others was just amazing. the range of emotions in this book and the way anyone can identify with at least ONE character in this book...well, charles' writing is just brilliant. the end.

Just Remember To Breathe:
I had this book on my "to read" list for a long time and i was a bit hesitant. a story about a wounded war vet....i REALLY didn't think i would be down for that. Well, butter my biscuits. I am SO angry that i didn't read this sooner. Dylan is what you would expect him to be, but so much more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing. Absolutely amazing. August 17, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I love this series so much. Charles Sheehan-Miles has engaged his readers with an emotional story, told by incredibly lovable characters- the Thompson Sisters and their love interests. I purchased the Thompson Siters series individually, in paperback, but I just absolutely HAD to get the ebooks as well. These are books that I'm going to go back to reference, no matter what I'm reading or where I am at the time. I see myself doing multiple rereads so I can reconnect with Sherman, Sarah and Crank again, and I see myself handing out copies to my friends to read, so they can enjoy Charles' stories as well.



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5.0 out of 5 stars yes, Yes, and YES!!! August 8, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This box set is nothing short of phenomenal. I read each book individually so my review for each is separate below but to get all three in a box set is a bargain! You cannot possibly be disappointed.

My review for Just Remember To Breathe:

This is my first book by this author and maybe my first positive review of a romance book written by a male author. I. LOVED. IT. The characters are so relatable and engaging. Especially Dylan. I am just in love with his internal conflict and emotional baggage. Good stuff and I will most definitely be back for more Charles Sheehan-Miles. :)

My Review for A Song For Julia:
Head over heels in like with this author!!! First blown away by Just Remember To Breathe, I thought it couldn't get any better bit A Song For Julia was just... Perfect! So emotional and relatable. I am OBSESSED with this writing style and the way I feel completely and utterly present in the scene. Charles Sheehan-Miles just moved up right next to Colleen Hoover as my favorite authors. I cannot wait to read Carrie's story next. No sleep for me today.

My review for The Last Hour:
This is singlehandedly the most emotional story I have ever read. I can't even believe how I am sobbing right now at its conclusion. I just can't help it. I feel so connected to these characters, almost as if I am a small part of this Thompson family. I loved Just Remember To Breathe and A Song For Julia but this book far surpassed them both. Why can't I give more than 5 stars?!?! The subject matter and history surrounding Carrie and Ray's courtship is so raw and relevant. It is impossible to not be able to relate to their issues on some level. It is official. Charles Sheehan-Miles is a genius. And I am obsessed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good
Kept me interested for days. Sometimes confusing because the author switches characters so often. Love that the story continues and the old characters are involved in the new... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great set!
Published 8 months ago by Kim Bakewell
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Just could not get into this book so didn't finish it.
Published 9 months ago by Margaret Hutchison
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story of the Thompson Sisters
Great story of the Thompson Sisters. Got into the first book and couldn't put it down -- love story, family problems, and relationships that you sometimes think they may not last.
Published 9 months ago by Caroline Bonham
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I didn't want this series to end. Very involving
Published 9 months ago by carrie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Such a good series I had to get the next two and pre-order the 3rd in the next set.
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome books!
I loved everyone of these books......they aren't just love stories, they are life stories. All the characters are well defined and the plots are intricate and rich. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Retrogrl
3.0 out of 5 stars Thompson Sisters
Just enjoyed reading the trilogy. Had read the first two before. Quite good. Must be very hard for the men who have served their country to return to normal life.
Published 11 months ago by Veronica
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing.
There were a large amount of tears and sobbing as a result of this book. But, sooooo totally worth it! Best book in the series, and I loved them all. Read more
Published 11 months ago by chronic reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Kim D.
Truly one of my favorites, this story was so moving, so tragic, so sad. I couldn't put it down, even when I fell asleep, lol. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Kim
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More About the Author

Charles Sheehan-Miles has been a soldier, computer programmer, short-order cook and non-profit executive, and is the author of several fiction and non-fiction books, including the indie bestsellers Just Remember to Breathe and Republic: A Novel of America's Future. Charles and his partner Andrea Randall live and write together in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

Charles' books include:

The Thompson Sisters & Rachel's Peril
A Song for Julia
Falling Stars
Just Remember to Breathe
The Last Hour

Girl of Lies
Girl of Rage
Girl of Vengeance

America's Future

Other Books:
Prayer at Rumayla
Saving the World on $30 A Day

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