- File Size: 804 KB
- Print Length: 48 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press (August 26, 2014)
- Publication Date: August 26, 2014
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00LZBHALA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #261,357 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Broken String: A Short Story Kindle Edition
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I am a huge Diane Chamberlain fan. I've read all her books, given them mostly 5 star reviews. Every year I look forward to her next release. I was thrilled to receive an ARC copy of THE SILENT SISTER (TSS)which I finished a few weeks before reading THE BROKEN STRING (TBS). Last year the short story Diane released prior to NECESSARY LIE was a stand alone story and contributed to my enjoyment of the book. I was glad to read TBS, the story held my attention, although I don't feel like it adds to my enjoyment or understanding of TSS. I don't think I'll remember the story, unlike last year's. As always, the Chamberlain's writing was engaging and held my interest. I was immediately drawn to Riley, her background, and found rooting for her to be easy.
Without a doubt, read THE SILENT SISTER. THE BROKEN STRING you can read or not read and it eons affect your enjoyment of TSS.
This maybe a short read but it gives you a deeper sense of the story that happens in The Silent Sister. I haven't read The Silent Sister yet but I do have it on my nightstand waiting to be read soon and with me reading this book first, I'm gonna understand the story a little bit better since I read this book first. I find myself buying Diane's books every-time I have a little extra money just to be able to get totally into the story and there is not that many Authors out there that I do that with!!
Thank You to Diane Chamberlain for writing yet another fantastic story!!
This book came from my own personal Library!
It is really hard to talk about a short story because there are so few pages to discuss and I don't like to give anything away. I can say that if you read this story first, it will provide enough of a glimpse at the characters and enough mystery and intrigue that you will want to know the broader story. You will want to make sure that you have The Silent Sister at the ready for reading next. If you have already read it, as I did, you will enjoy getting a glimpse of the younger Riley and reading about her relationship with her brother.
In my opinion, you can't go wrong with anything by Diane Chamberlain. I do recommend reading both the short story and the full length novel as companions to each other. As always, you will be treated to an engaging and well written story that is sure to please readers of all ages.
In this prequel you get to meet seventeen year old Riley MacPherson as she journeys to Germany to see her brother Danny, who was gravely injured in Iraq. On the plane she reminisces about how close she was with her brother when they were real young. As they grew older though, they grew apart.
At the end of this prequel is a chapter of the full novel, THE SILENT SISTER. This chapter will set the stage for the upcoming book, out in October.
I highly recommend reading THE BROKEN STRING before reading THE SILENT SISTER. Both books together are a moving story of a family tragedy and the desperate attempt to pick up the pieces.
Some of the best storytelling I've read in years.
Kathleen M. Rodgers, author of the forthcoming novel Johnnie Come Lately
The sister, Riley MacPherson is 17 and on her way to visit her brother in Iraq who has been gravely injured. On the plane she flashes back to all her great memories from long ago. Her brother was always her protector, they were very close and now she wants to be there for him. Unfortunately, he pushes her away.
The story is well written and keeps you hooked.
As with the last prequel of Chamberlain's that I read, there is just not enough meat of the story to give it a rating higher than a three. I guess I will just have to read "the Secret Sister" to find out the rest of the story and how I would rate it.
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A prequel to the book I am reviewing tomorrow The Silent Sister.Read more