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- Print Length: 16 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books (April 29, 2014)
- Publication Date: April 29, 2014
- Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00GSB2F5S
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,669 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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To me this could have been a super great read, especially coming from this author, but this book is just ok, nothing that will keep you up at night, nothing that will keep you turning pages, it's what I refer to as a "chick lit beach read". As you read it, you know how it will end, you just don't know which road it will take to get you there. JoJo Moyes can put out some riveting books but this is not one of them, this again seems to me to be one of those "meet the deadline" types of book.
If you're looking for a book that won't stop you from doing other things, that won't keep you up at night, that won't make want to stop everything and read then this is the book for you. It's not bad but it is bland, the characters are forgettable, story line predicable the only way I can help you understand is to equate it to a Life Time movie, once you've seen one, then the next one is a cookie-cutter with different characters and locations.
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It wasn't until about 3 chapters in that I found myself hooked and looking forward to finding out what happens next.
I found myself loving Mike and his aura radiating from the pages. What I thought he would do he did the opposite and I loved it! Found myself wishing i knew a real life Kathleen and Nino!!
Definitely worth reading as although a slow starter it ended with a bang!! 4 starts just because it was hard to get into.
Some of the themes explored in the book were good ideas, but not treated particularly well.
I felt that the last chapter was unnecessary and after rereading the last page several times it still confused me.
It’s a good and enjoyable read with plenty of interesting characters involved.
This novel is beautifuly written, and meticulously reaearched. There is a strong love story, and some really delightful characters, and the tension builds up nicely as the plot develops. My one reservation concerns the ending. The final twist in the plot stretched (my) credibility, which rather spoilt the story for me, and I think the last part of the novel went on a bit too long. It could possibly have done with shortening and tightening up a bit. However, I did enjoy this book very much, although perhaps not quite as much as I have some of the author's other novels, and I do recommend it.
It takes you from one continent to another with twists and turns from start to finish. Every character is perfectly believable and a joy to get to know.
Heart rending, joyous, ingenious. Character by character one is drawn along on the wave of the story which knits them together.
Buy it without a moment's hesitation. You’ll get your money’s worth and so much more!
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It's a tragedy.
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A very enjoyable read, and I will be delving further into JoJo Moyes' offerings, I am sure.
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