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Just Wondering: Alice's Story (Sorrento Book 1) by [Jianna Higgins, S Joan Popek]

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By Brenda Casto for Readers' Favorite - 5 stars

Thecover of Just Wondering really caught my eye, but the story inside reallycaptured my imagination and wouldn't let go. Ms. Higgins easily grabbed me fromthe beginning pages with the character of Alice. She was such a funnycharacter, even when she wasn't trying to be. She didn't hesitate to jump inand help a friend when she was being bullied, and I loved the way she didn'tlet the charge nurse Melanie Moth intimidate her. I really felt like Alice gota new lease on life by going to the Sorrento Retirement Facility, and it trulymade me think differently about such places. The friendships that were madewere wonderful, especially the friendships Lily made; it was just what she neededto boost her confidence. The character of Ruby Smith was great. I could easilyimagine her, and honestly couldn't wait to see what she might say or do next!

There was never a dull moment with the story, and while there were a fewserious moments, there were plenty of fun filled scenes. The mystery woven intothe story wasn't easy to solve and lent a cozy feel to the story for me. WhileJust Wondering is the first book I have read by Jianna Higgins, it certainlywon't be my last. Her writing style is engaging, her descriptions are veryrealistic, bringing the characters and setting to life. Anyone who enjoys awell-written, humorous read with strong characters won't be disappointed!

From the Author

This story contains bullying by staff at a retirement facility. As a teenager visiting my grandmother, and later visiting my mother who developed dementia, I only ever met kind, caring staff who looked after the residents at the resthomes where they spent their last years. The characters of Melanie and her daughter are entirely fictitious.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00K2403EC
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Southern Star Publications (April 21, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 21, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2087 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 225 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.9 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

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Jianna was born in Auckland, New Zealand. From the moment she picked up a crayon she was scribbling stories, although no one else could read the earliest ones.

She graduated from the University of Waikato with a Bachelor of Education and pursued a career in teaching. Developing childrens' creative writing skills was her favorite part of the job. She is currently working in the health and disability sector and is planning to write full time in the future.

If it's summer, Jianna enjoys taking her two dogs to the beach, and if it's winter she heads to the mountains to ski or ride her snowboard.

*AWARDS*

- Silver Medal winner in Global Ebook Awards 2017 in Inspirational for Just Saying

- Silver Medal winner in Global Ebook Awards 2017 in Humor for Just Kidding

- First Place winner in LYRA Book Awards 2017 in Women's Fiction

- Honorable Mention medal in Readers' Favorite International Book Awards 2016 in Humor category

- Gold Medal winner in Global Ebook Awards 2015 in Popular Literature Fiction

- Gold Medal winner in Global Ebook Awards 2015 in Humor category

- Top 5 finalist in Chatelaine Awards for Just Going + Just Wondering

- Top 5 finalist in Chanticleer Summer Shorts and Novellas

- Honorable Mention medal in Global Ebook Awards 2014 in Popular Literature Fiction

- Top 5 finalist in Readers' Favorite International Book Awards 2014 in Women's Fiction

- Shortlisted finalist in Writers' Village International Novel Award 2014 in open genre

- Semi finalist in Kindle Best Indie Book Awards 2014 in Young Adult

- Top 5 finalist in Kindle Best Indie Book Awards 2013 in Short Fiction

Favorite TV series - Big Bang Theory, Friends, Game of Thrones.

Favorite movies - Lord of the Rings, The Hunger Games, Star Wars, Star Trek, The Lake House, The Shawshank Redemption.

Favorite genres - Women's Ficton, YA, fantasy, contemporary.

Visit Jianna's website at http://jiannahiggins.com/. She is on twitter @jiannahiggins or you can make friends with her on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/jianna.higgins.

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