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Mrs B

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no redeeming qualities

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Reviewed: 07-01-20

I couldn't finish the book. the story dragged on with no end in site. can't return as it was part of a deal and I enjoyed the other book.

terrific book

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Reviewed: 20-11-19

I loved the characters. all of them were so full, and the story was well told. I liked that the narrative was not linear but wasnt painful to follow. they all grew and at the end of the book I felt like I have been allowed into their world. brilliant. 3rd best book of 2019 for me. will be looking out for more book by this author

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brilliant book

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-11-19

chapter one was confusing because I was not sure how of the chronological order of the story.it kept shifting time periods but once i understood the different points of view the story came together. a truly beautiful story of how guilt changed the course of a whole family.

not your regular Sunday school

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Reviewed: 27-10-19

have a sense of humour when reading this. it was so great to listen to the Bible end to end. so much more made sense. the delivery was amazing. the story was great (obviously). I liked the narrations of the minor prophets the most... oh and revelation, now I get it!

read it

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Reviewed: 20-10-19

the story is written in 3rd person which threw me at first. stick with it. it was a good story and excellently executed.

poor

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Reviewed: 15-10-19

This is a poorly constructed book. There are no redeeming qualities. Since starting it I have read 3 other books but returned to it with hope that it would get better. It didn't .
The author was trying really hard to make it light and fluffy/homely but the characters felt shallow and the ending felt forced and unbelievable.
The idea that a child (Jasmine) would just detach from her parent after years of that person being their primary caregiver was unbelievable. It was also repetitive in some parts, look out for the amount of times she says "one true love"
The narrator was working with what she had I suppose, but I couldn't separate the poor content from the how it was being read.

Buy this book

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Reviewed: 22-09-19

the stories are told so eloquently. I could not stop listening to this book. learnt so much.

gaslighting!

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Reviewed: 12-09-19

i read a third of this book. skipped to the end then started back up again. the gaslighting by Simon was terrible. I couldn't bear it. but I wanted to know what was going to happen hence skipping back and forth.

the end was a twist but it has been such an emotion journey that I thought the wife needed a more redemptive story. for everything she endured it didn't seem like the end did her justice..

great book!

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Reviewed: 09-09-19

I loved how the plot was not predictable.
One of the best books I have read this year.

I found it odd how all the women felt like they needed to protect Jack from his father; as though he was he was too fragile to handle it.

too long and the polt has not aged well

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Reviewed: 07-09-19

This was a good feel good story but was long. there are several places in the plot it could have ended; after birth of Olivia or at the Art exhibition but it felt like the author was in love with her characters a little too much.

I struggled with the characters of Holly and Max. It was so disempowering and had a "boys will be boys" narrative about it. As a result the plot felt dated.

As for the main characters, the back and forth was exhausting.

finally, some of the accents were not great...


light read , don't regret finishing it