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Sign of the Times by [Buchanan, Susan]
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Length: 373 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • 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
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The plot jumped around too often. It brought together many interesting stories and characters but we had forgotten about one, whilst several others were introduced, then we had to remember details for the plot to go forward. Would have benefited from some editing.
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This was very different book than the others, in a positive way. Twelve people, twelve signs of the zodiac, twelve different stories gathered in one. Twelve different characters, every single one with different thoughts and opinions.

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.
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A very good friend recommended Sign of the Times, giving it great reviews. Being a person who finds astrology flimsy, I read the book with this predisposition. I rated the book 3 stars, but really it is 3.5 stars. (I think of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and JK Rowling as 5 stars.) I point out the rating and my thoughts because that is my limitation.

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!
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I think I found this author on Twitter and thought I would just give her a chance and I'm very glad I did. Being a good Libra, I like to be fair.

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.
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It is an amazing story, written in a way that made me not wanting to put the book down, but at the same time I wanted it to last loooong. I am impressed of all the different people described, and I liked the surprices. Now I want to know what happens next to these people!
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What a cool idea for a book! I'm not an expert on these things, but it's clear that Susan Buchanan studied the astrological signs inside and out because as I was reading I would think "oh, that sounds exactly like what (insert Cancer friend) would do" or "that sounds just like what (insert Aries relative) would say." Not only that, she obviously studied a whole lot more than astrological signs - developing 12 different people with 12 different careers in 12 different industries is no small feat.

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.
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