- File Size: 3309 KB
- Print Length: 366 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Beulah Press (May 10, 2018)
- Publication Date: May 10, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07BKM6VG3
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,256,525 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The book begins with a young student in the first steps of life, going to Malaga, Spain for Art college. We read of the highs and lows of being a student and being far away from home. Then how something happens charges an impact on the rest of her life.
Brilliantly written with very good descriptive language that shows such emotion on a very sensitive/delicate subject. So good that I was able to feel passion and sentiment.
The story flowed well and the plot unfolded gently through the book. It has a exceptionally good storyline that totally absorbed me and made it hard for me to put the book down. The characters came across realistic and I felt I knew Justine as she journeyed through her life, loving her respect for her family, the kindness and love she showed for her friend Darya. Lastly the deep love she held for her daughter.
I can’t praise this book enough just loved it, and I one hundred percent recommend this lovely book and it is now one of my all time favourites! Well done Sandra Danby and I shall look forward to reading more from this author.
Book Reviewed on Whispering Stories Blog
*I received a free copy of this book, which I voluntarily reviewed
This is the second novel in the Identity Detective series. However, it can be read as a stand-alone. Though I don’t recommend it because the tie-in is very well-done and beautiful. You would be shorting yourself the importance of the moment.
Justine’s life, art, surroundings, and relationships are both realistically detailed and engaging. In truth, it doesn’t stop there. The other characters are equally as enjoyable to read and play a crucial part in Justine’s journey – past, present, and future.
This novel was given by the author in exchange for an honest review.
I felt transported between Justine the young adult, and Justine as she is now, and I appreciated the voice given for her within those two stages of her life. I could see the exuberance in her youth, and the maturity that settles into her soul as the years pass, particularly while carrying around a secret that has weighed on her psyche. It was a unique way to see the progression of a character, realistic and honest. I’m not very knowledgeable when it comes to a painter’s lifestyle, it was interesting to be given insight into that world, to walk through Justine’s experiences in trying to initially make a name for herself, and what it’s like when those dreams come true. Her past is the driving force behind her artistic endeavors, lending into her success. It was a nice way to tip the scales on what someone can live with, and what they’re living for.
In dealing with her past, Justine also has to confront the here and now in becoming a support system for those who are like family to her, a loved one who parallels the loss Justine felt after her mother died. There are a lot of situations and scenarios that aren’t easy, and at times it can be painful to read, but it’s told in a way that is simplistic in nature, that fills you with the need to continue reading, to find out what happens next for Justine and Rose and the other characters that make up the beauty that is Connectedness.
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I am impressed with all the 5 and 4 star reviews , but for me this book was only three stars at best. Others described the plot, so I will be brief there. Justine Tree is a successful artist, her art is displayed not only locally, but all over the world. We meet her, as she is cleaning out her mother’s house in Yorkshire after her death. During this time, she is also thinking about her childhood, her relationship with both her parents and especially her college years in Spain, where she was a penniless student who fell in love with Frederico. The story goes back and forth between 1982-83 and the present. I don’t mind this sort of writing, but I found the transitions rough and not easy to follow. I also had trouble with the author using Spanish words not translated during the college years. This was even true, when I had to actually look up a word in order to understand a very significant event. This definitely bothered me a lot. I personally couldn’t connect with Justine through most of the book, it got better toward the end. I was bored to tears through the first half of the novel, then finally it picked up. Overall, for me, just a so-so story, three stars at best.
Thanks NetGalley, the publisher and the author for the advanced copy.