- File Size: 905 KB
- Print Length: 373 pages
- Publisher: Susan Buchanan; 1 edition (March 16, 2012)
- Publication Date: March 16, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007LM0KY6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,114,551 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Holly, Sagittarius, is a travel writer. She travels to Italy to do a research for her new book. Ahhhh, Italy, Bel Paese, my favorite country. I enjoyed being with Holly on her journey in Tuscany, eating Italian food, speaking Italian, meeting Dario, gorgeous Italian.
Tom, Capricorn, is Holly's fiancé. His fiancée is not there, he is lonely, so he goes to internet chat room. Will internet chatting turn to something more?
Maggie, Aquarius is everlasting student. After her marriage fell apart, she has returned to what she knew the best, studying and teaching.
Jennifer, Pisces, is Maggie's best friend. She takes care for her ill mother. She sacrificed her personal life to be there for her mom. I've been a caregiver by myself, so it was easy for me to find myself into her story. I could feel Jennifer's pain seeing her mother suffering. Her life changed when she met Ben. She wants to be happy, but her duties always come first. But Ben has some skeletons in his closet. Can Jennifer handle with them?
Those were just some of the characters. Just to get you into the story. I am Virgo, so I couldn't wait to read what was the story for Virgo person. I loved it. I loved all the characters, well, most of them. Some of them were cheaters, some liars, but they were all looking for their personal happiness. I was wondering how would this story end, how were all these people connected. I was expecting some more dramatic end, but this leaves a place for book two. I hope that there will be book two.Read more ›
I found Susan Buchanan's concept to use astrological data to drive her novel to be creative genius. All writers are looking for a unique approach to work with. I think she more than succeeded.
Each astrological profile creates a character in the book. We immediately meet and fall in love with Holly. Author of travel books, she is in Pisa, Italy, wending her way into the life and culture. She immediately meets Dario. He proves to be a very compelling male lead - tall, dark, handsome, kind, successful. How could her thoughts not stray back to him over and over... even though her fiancé, Tom, waits for her at home?
Each character and storyline we read is well-crafted and compelling. I kept reading, wondering how we could still be meeting new characters, but with less book and time to get to the resolutions. Ms. Buchanan did a wonderful job keeping me pulled in and interested.
We find ourselves at Holly's book release party and all the characters come into play. It is here that we find out how each subplot has resolved, but one. While making her speech, Holly's world goes helter-skelter when Dario appears. Considering she hasn't spoken to him in months, this is quite a shock.
What follows, the story of Holly, Tom, and Dario, left me in anguish. However, I've been told by the author that many of us felt that way and that a possible sequel is on its way.
Please put me out of my misery, Susan Buchanan. Okay, I changed my mind and gave it 4 stars!
The "sign" reference is astrological: twelve people, twelve stories interwoven. This isn't any woo-woo new age story though. It's a lovely romantic piece with flecks of humour and excellent writing. At times I lost a bit of track of who's who and their story. Not sure if that's my ADD though. I nonetheless think this book is a five-star read.
Good on her for being an indie author and doing so well.
A thoroughly enjoyable read, I loved how the characters were all interconnected and I had a lot of fun trying to figure out exactly HOW they were linked before it was revealed. I know I must have read books with numerous narrative characters before, but for some reason the only examples I can think of are films. But if you enjoy movies like Short Cuts, Crash, Love Actually and Pulp Fiction, you'll love Sign of the Times. (Not that there's any violence or racism in Sign of the Times, mind you. I'm talking structure, not content.) As far as content goes, the conflict is so very relatable. Each of these twelve characters have their own issues and their own struggles. Some surprise twists and some outrageous characters really bring the story to life.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a pretty good book. Because there are twelve zodiac signs, there were twelve characters who were connected. Read morePublished 2 months ago by GinnyReader
Liked each chapter and the cliff hanger ending of each. Couldn't give it 5 stars as I thought the ending was rushed and almost an afterthought. Read morePublished 6 months ago by SuzieM
This book is almost like a collection of short stories that are linked from one to the next by a certain character. It is imaginative, original and captivating... Read morePublished on April 28, 2014 by A Reader's Perspective
Sign of the Times is the second of Susan’s books that I’ve read, equally as engaging as The Christmas Spirit. Read morePublished on April 23, 2014 by Sue Curran
I greatly enjoy Susan's writing. With each eBook I because more enchanted by her diverse characters and intriguing story lines. Read morePublished on December 11, 2013 by Robyn Bonnin
This novel of interconnected chapters from different characters' points of views was really well written, engaging, and fairly fast-paced. Read morePublished on November 6, 2013 by Louisa J. Dang
This wonderful author, Susan Buchanan, started following me on Twitter while the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremonies was broadcast. Her tweets prompted me to download her debut novel. Read morePublished on October 23, 2013 by Mia
What makes the world go round? I am sure more than one person has pondered this question. I have always found astrology and forecasts for people born under a particular sign to be... Read morePublished on July 25, 2013 by Jeannie Walker (Award-Winning Author)
I enjoyed this book, especially how the characters were portrayed in such a clever way - believable and likeable too. Read morePublished on May 7, 2013 by Julie Elizabeth Powell
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