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I have never read this author before and from the blurb I wanted to take a chance. I really thought I was gonna like it but it was just meh for me. I really had a hard time relating to Jackie. She really is a selfish, self absorbed brat. She is used to getting her own way and when her husband or friends do something to the contrary she goes off the handles. Jackie sleeps around on her husband but with only females and he is OK with this. My mindset is cheating is cheating, so that was a turn off for me. But her struggles are real and heartbreaking. Loneliness is a big factor in the way she turns out to be but I just don’t feel that that excuses her, that’s just my opinion. Overall it was just an alright read for me. I didn’t love it or hate it.
**'Good writers are those who keep the language efficient.That is to say,keep it accurate,keep it clear'
Lynn Lawler uses more than text messages and P.O.V. to tell readers what this book was really all about in essence which was filled with multiple stories and topics associated with alcoholism,gambling etc.. With an emotional and a visual aspect through the leading character(Jackie's) eyes. Being that alcoholism is considered a chronic disease to many and it affects everyone differently i think the author should have done more on this topic which was important instead of just having it as a brief side story--confusing. It was tedious,silly at times,albeit somewhat oddball in its plotline. She was fed up with being judged by others--also what helps is that Jackie is totally aware that what she's doing is not normal. Above all it was an ode to her friendships,and to how one person can shape the journeys to those around them. In the end,it was good for her to be surrounded by better friends and a good support system because at least she moved on from her old/past friends with the intention of keeping herself clean and on the up & up.
I found the main character, Jackie, to be unlikable. She’s pretty self-absorbed. As the blurb says, she’s used to getting her own way. Her friends all tell Jackie how wonderful, loving and kind she is, but there are no examples of this in the novel.
What I found fascinating is how this woman can be developing her spiritual side but still be so oblivious to her problems. This makes an interesting character study. I did like the ending, which answered some questions for me and left me feeling hopeful.
I received an arc for a review.
Even though this book has a paranormal element I loved that the author created real-life characters and happenings. Jackie was a heavy drinker and she didn't acknowledge her problem, despite her husband’s comments and certain events. Her husband was not perfect either, he had his alcohol and gambling issues and didn’t seem to be the best partner. Jackie hasn’t been in the past very close to her family but during her transformation, she managed to solve this issue. With her sister’s big help she started her alcohol-free period. I didn't have to resonate fully with the main character to let myself withdrawn in the story and I loved it. I followed carefully her journey and I found myself inspired by the way she was developing her spiritual side. The more she evolved in that area the more she was making the other parts of her life right.
I enjoyed everything related to spirituality, Reiki, meditation, grounding exercises that inspired me to dig further in this area. I liked the ending too, which answered some questions and left me feeling eager to know what is going to be next. I loved the Lawler’s writing style. I felt it sincere and very comforting and I am looking forward to reading other works by this author.
Type of reader: Although this novel falls under lesbian paranormal fiction I recommend it to a wider audience with love for a strong female lead facing personal transformation.
I received and ARC copy of this wonderful book and this is my honest review.
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