- File Size: 474 KB
- Print Length: 249 pages
- Publisher: Concepts Press (July 29, 2012)
- Publication Date: July 29, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008QSTPOU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,950,218 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Donners Bend Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Donners Bend tells the story of Eliana Mae Henderson, a young sixteen year old girl who has just left home to pursue her own life in a small town called Donners Bend. Donners Bend is unlike Ellie's old town in most ways possible: it rains nearly every day, it's secluded as well as tiny, and most imporantly, it doesn't contain everything she's grown accustomed to in her old life. To tell the truth, Ellie's a little scared to be out on her own. She's never been the smartest or the prettiest girl out there- especially since she's always lived in the shadow of her best friend- and she's always had a hard time making friends. However, as it happens, Ellie lands on her feet quite well..she starts making friends, gets a job she adores, and begins to find love in a place where she least expected it. What happens, though, when Ellie experiences a life changing event? Will she be able to recover, or will everything be lost? Only time and more pages can tell in the romantic and heartwarming Donners Bend.
There were a lot of things I enjoyed about this one, and one was without a doubt the fine set of characters introduced. I liked Ellie from the start. I could relate to her needing to start a life of her own as well as her need to break out of her old mold. Plus she was just an all around nice person...I loved seeing her find her place within her new job as well as make friends and come to terms with old ones. I also enjoyed the characters of Jon and Jamie. Both had something different to offer Jamie, and more times than one, I found myself rooting for both of them to win Ellie's heart. Therefore, it was fun to see who did manage to do so by the end. I also enjoyed the secondary characters introduced such as the Rhodes family (who always managed to put a smile on my face) and the rest of the friends Ellie made in Donners Bend.
To tell the truth, the plot in this one was a wee bit predictable, but I still loved it nonetheless due to the characters as well as the occasional little twist and turn the story would take. I really enjoyed seeing Ellie thrive in her new life and her find love. Also, I really enjoyed how Alexa had this one in a third person omniscient kind of way...it allowed for me to really get to know the characters in a way that a sole first person POV wouldn't have.
Alexa's writing was also decent. I felt some improvement could have been done in fleshing out the story as well as the characters a bit more and making the dialogue a little less stilted but regardless, I thought Donners Bend was a great story.
In all, I really enjoyed Donners Bend..it was a fun little story, one that I really feel will appeal to readers who enjoy historical fiction type reads with a little romance thrown in.
My Rating: I really enjoyed this book, it was nice to read a clean romance with great characters that had time to develop. I give it a rating of Three Paws