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Figuring out what really want
It is a nice story of figuring out what you really want, what you are able to forgive, and valuing yourself and your skills and abilities.
Good narration, Victorian mystery
This story continues from the prequel and the first book. A type of cozy Victorian mystery with just a touch of romance. The main character is a com in a house of the aristocracy. She is observant and solves the mystery.
Adoption, family, live, loss
Like the Steel Magnolias movie references in the book, this is a tale of family that will make you laugh and cry. It is a road trip through Texas as a retirement trip for 2 old sassy ladies, a getting to know each other for an adoptee and her birth family, a punishment for a 16 year old, and a chance to fall in love for the only man on the trip. Read it for all the feels. The narrator does a great job.
Parallel stories, great life lessons
There are two parallel stories in this book. Great life lessons on confronting secrets, forgiving especially yourself, and love.
What would you do for love?
What would you do to save your child or grandchild? This is a story of going through bad times and love of family.
Slow sometimes but feel the emotions
At about halfway, I wasn’t sure what else would happen to make it another 5 hours, but I continued. When her step sister treats her so badly, I also wanted to cry. Both times. And to cheer when the hero comes through. All of the Cinderella themes are here, but in a contemporary story. I loved the themes It is a good story on being yourself, as many characters come into their own in the story.
more. i want more.
If the first book was Ocean's eleven,, this book is Leverage. They take your back and forth to show you how it was done. We get more of the characters background in this story. We have been so busy running from danger a nd savings the world, there hasn't been much opportunity for character development. Now, I feel like I am getting to know them and the series is done. The narrator continues her excellent performance with name pronunciation and accents that only improve the story. I am glad I heard these stories as audio books. I don't think I would have done as well reading them myself.
Ocean's Eleven in fantasy land
The story starts with a bang, but slows down as Locke gathers her crew. This reads like Ocean's Eleven in fantasy land. The narrator is incredible! She gives each character their own voice and accent. And there are lots of characters. It is a bit confusing until you get to know them. Many characters have similar sounding, unpronouncable names. After all three books in the series, I still can't say Locke's real name. This series is a non-stop adventure ride.
I didn't realize this was part of a series when I bought it. Even so, that would be fine if it didn't end with a cliff hanger. This book is from the heroine's viewpoint; although Jessa would laugh if you called her that. She is best friends withbv4 guys. At the end , they are off to save the world, or end it, with her sister. Not sure if I care enough about what happens to get the rest as I am pretty sure I can figure out what happens.
What you'd do for a friend
This is a story of what one person would do to help their friend. I found some of the actions to be unbelievable for supposedly smart women. Why they continue to investigate when it is obvious it is becoming dangerous, is unclear. I did like the different personalities of the townspeople.