- File Size: 823 KB
- Print Length: 210 pages
- Publisher: Endeavour Press (August 3, 2015)
- Publication Date: August 3, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B013EITVOK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #893,767 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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James has been doing everything in his power to help Katherine take care of Leyla. He has been working for the astrologer Mark Ainsley-Thomas. James is already very busy writing the daily forecasts and answering all the incoming emails. He's also struggling because of sexual harassment from his colleague, Phillipa. When Mark suggests an equal partnership James knows this is the chance of a lifetime. He does feel guilty though, because he knows that his job will take more of his time. Time that he now spends with Katherine and Leyla. Being a partner means that they will be financially secure, which may take some pressure off Katherine.
Katherine feels lost in her role as a mom. She has the idea that motherhood comes naturally to anybody except her. When I was reading about her struggles I had tears in my eyes. Being a mom myself I know all about a baby who doesn't sleep or is crying nonstop because of colic. Being so exhausted makes you question everything you do. Katherine is coping so well, but she doesn't notice it herself. She keeps looking at other people and at the stars for signs to guide her. Being a mother is not always easy and sometimes you have to try plenty of different things before you finally find something that works. I couldn't stop reading about Katherine's journey to get her feet back on the ground and really wanted her to find a new working routine for James, Leyla and her.
James is such a sweetheart. He has a demanding job, but he still helps Katherine out the best he can. Even though his father wasn't a good role model, he's a natural himself. James has a lot on his plate and he sometimes doubts if Katherine still loves him as much as she did in the beginning. I found his internal dialogue endearing. He also isn't afraid to show his vulnerability and he often asks his friend Ed for advice. James is a loving father, partner and friend and I could easily understand why Katherine fell in love with him.
Quintessentially Yours is another beautiful story by Linn B. Halton. I loved the fact that she has used a lot of personal knowledge and experience for this story. She puts much time and effort into her characters and they all feel like real people to me. I found myself searching Mark on Google just to find out that he doesn't actually exist. Under the Stars is a book about Katherine and James as well, it's the story of how found each other. This book together with Quintessentially Yours triggered my interest in astrology. I went to the websites that Linn B. Halton uses herself to find out more about my own sign. I love that she combines interesting topics with beautiful writing style and this book is very special. I highly recommend Quintessentially Yours or any other book written by this author.
Quintessentially Yours shows you how people cope with day-to-day life. It also gives you a lot of inside information about the world of astrology. This together with a beautiful love story makes Quintessentially Yours a heartwarming read. I would advise you to read Under the Stars first as this way you get James and Katherine's complete story.
James loves working for Mark and his fame as an astrologist is slowly starting to rise. Mark has a lot of plans and he's giving James a more important role in the company, so it looks like he's going to have a promising future. Unfortunately he doesn't really enjoy a certain aspect of his job which spoils everything for him. The reason for that is Phillipa, the new business manager, whose unwanted advances are making him cringe. James doesn't know how to handle the situation and he's afraid of her. He's insecure about Mark's motives and he doesn't like it that Katherine still prefers Mark's readings. He's such a happy father and he loves Katherine dearly, but he doesn't know how to make things better for her.
Mark feels alone and wants to make some changes in his life. He needs Katherine's help, but she isn't supposed to tell James. This makes the situation quite difficult for her, but it's also giving her purpose. She's trying to find a new publisher and she's also helping Mark to reach his goals. Slowly they're both starting to feel better, but it isn't an easy journey and they're also bringing the old scandal back to life again. Is that a wise thing to do?
It was a joy to read about the main characters of Under The Stars again. They all have a special place in my heart. I really enjoyed Quintessentially Yours and couldn't put it away. I read this book in one sitting as it is so good that I wanted to keep reading and I didn't want the story to end at all. After just a short period of happiness the situation changes and Mark, James and Katherine need to find their balance again. There's quite a journey ahead of them and I loved reading about it. Katherine is coping so well, but she doesn't seem to notice. She's quite a perfectionist and when she can't keep things under control she wants the stars to rescue her, she's wonderful and this often put a smile on my face. James is a sweetheart, he wants to do everything right and forgets himself in the process. And Mark does something hilarious which is really stupid, it's out of character and it made me laugh so hard.
Linn B. Halton is such a great writer. Reading her books makes me just as happy as visiting friends. I keep having the feeling that I really know the characters and it feels like they're actual people instead of fictional. I enjoyed reading the astrological advice and actually wanted to subscribe to the website straight away. Both Mark and James have their own style of writing their readings and that's important to Katherine. I liked that some of them can actually be found in the book. Linn B. Halton shows her readers what's so different about them, so the story comes to life even more. The cover of the book is beautiful and the same goes for the title, which is such an excellent and fitting choice. I highly recommend Quintessentially Yours and the same goes for any other book by this author.