[The Guestbook [BOOK] Free read Epub author Andrea Hurst

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Her own terms But as soon as she has sworn off men and is standing on her own two feet Lily meets Ian the alluring artist who lives next door and her new life is suddenly thrown off course The last thing she wants to do right now is to open her heart to another man Ultimately Lily must decide if it’s worth giving up her soul for security or risking everything to follow her hear. Great storyline but the writing was terrible The author does an excellent job of describing scenery and what s going on but the dialogue is badly written very stilted I wouldn t mind finding out about the other character s stories in books 2 3 but I think I ll pass due to the writing in the first book la-communication-induite-apr-egrave-s-la-mort-une-th-eacute-rapie-r-eacute-volutionnaire-pour-communiquer-avec-les-d-eacute-funts is standing on her own two feet Lily meets Ian the alluring artist who lives next door and her new life tensorflow-for-deep-learning-from-linear-regression-to-reinforcement-learning is suddenly thrown off course The last thing she wants to do right now how-to-paint-like-the-old-masters is to open her heart to another man Ultimately Lily must decide d-eacute-couvertes-1-s-eacute-rie-jaune-cahier-d-activit-eacute-s-mit-mp3-cd-und-video-dvd-1-lernjahr-d-eacute-couvertes-s-eacute-rie-jaune-ab-klasse-6-ausgabe-ab-2012 if 2019-weekly-planner-calendar-schedule-organizer-appointment-journal-notebook-to-do-list-and-action-day-8-x-10-inch-blue-magic-mermaid-fairies-under-weekly-amp-monthly-planner-2019-volume-14 it’s worth giving up her soul for security or risking everything to follow her hear. Great storyline but the writing was terrible The author does an excellent job of describing scenery and what s going on but the dialogue corvette is badly written very stilted I wouldn t mind finding out about the other character s stories rich-dad-s-guide-to-investing-what-the-rich-invest-in-that-the-poor-and-the-middle-class-do-not in books 2 3 but I think I ll pass due to the writing caught-kissing-the-cowboy-a-return-to-snow-valley-romance-english-edition in the first book

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The Guestbook

Fleeing her picture perfect marriage among the privileged set of Brentwood and the wreckage of a failed marriage Lily Parkins decides to move to the only place that still holds happy memories her grandmother’s old farmhouse The lush and majestic setting of the Pacific Northwest calls to her and offers a place of refuge and perhaps renewal Her grandmother has passed away leaving. 375 to 4 stars After finding out that her husband was cheating on her Lily Parkins left her comfortable life in Los Angeles for Madrona Island The island was a significant part of Lily s childhood It is also where her grandmother lived as a proprietor of BB which she left to Lily when she died I enjoyed this little gem of a story This wasn t really your typical romance book although it certainly has a lot of that The Guestbook is also about friendship family letting go and moving on Lily was such a sympathetic character After spending 10 years of her life with a man who neither loved or appreciated her she was ready to start anew You can feel her uncertainty her insecurities being that her husband has traded her for a much younger woman Not only that in the beginning of the book it seems like Lily herself doesn t uite know who she is It took time with the help of some of her grandmother s guestbook for Lily to find herself again to feel comfortable and to accept her new life Of course a big part of Lily moving on was Ian McPherson her artist neighbor The romance took awhile to materialize which was understandable given that Lily just got out of a 10 year marriage and isn t officially divorced yet And Ian also wasn t uite over the death of his wife He s a successful painter who comes to Madrona Island to visit his grandfather Both of them were hesitant to start something but when they did their love story was sweet and immensely satisfying to read There s also a bit of a mystery element to the book which I feel wasn t really fully developed which was okay for me since I was really interested in the people that surrounded Lily and Ian I was intrigued by Jude and Ryan I know there s a story there and I m looking forward to that I was also intrigued by Kyla and Lucas and even John McPherson s love affair with Lily s grandmother I thought that was really sweet Overall The Guestbook was a well written and enjoying read I especially enjoyed Ms Hurst vivid description of Madrona Island and the island life in general I would definitely recommend this for readers who like their romance sweet and without the angst

Characters The Guestbook

The Madrona Island Bed Breakfast Inn to Lily Left with only an old guestbook as her guide–a curious book full of letters recipes and glimpses into her family history–Lily is determined to embrace her newfound independence and recreate herself one page at a time With the help of the uirky island residents she has befriended she slowly finds the strength to seek out happiness on. This book is very poorly written to the point where I can t figure out why it s getting so many good reviews The author constantly violates the rule of show don t tell I m pretty sure the author doesn t have a good dictionary in her arsenal because she used the same set of adjectives to describe things Ian s body was always beautiful which tells me nothing about how he looks Jude was always wonderful The dialogue was unbelievable as well No one talks like that It was too formal and sounded very strange when I tried to hear the characters talk in my head Lily was an absolute doormat throughout this whole book and I couldn t get attached to her at all Her behavior was wishy washy all the time and when she contemplated going back to Brad I wanted to throw the book across the room Except I didn t because it was on my Kindle The plot had so many holes in it and conflicts arose and then disappeared without a trace Lily s dad sends her threatening notes and then tries to sue her for the house Lily sort of reconciles with Brad and within three sentences he s taken care of the lawsuit and her dad vanishes as mysteriously as he arrived There was so much potential a plot with substance if the author had included an abusive dad trying to take back the house and a bigger divorce battle between Lily and Brad Instead I got lame wrap ups that were very unsatisfying Let s talk about the romance or lack thereof It was probably the blandest love story ever between Lily and Ian It was uninteresting and there was zero chemistry between two of the most boring characters ever I just couldn t imagine them together because the author didn t create any kind of emotional connection between them I couldn t figure this book out Was it a book about food and cooking There are so many descriptions of food and ingredients plus it includes recipes at the back of the book Is it a book about clothes The author feels the need to describe what every single character is wearing as if I really care The clothing descriptions added nothing to the story at all I m not sure what point of the book is but I do know that I won t be continuing with the series


10 thoughts on “The Guestbook

  1. says:

    Had potential but Honestly I don't know why there are so many good reviews on or Goodreads There were so many unfinished plots in this book For example a father who has not seen the main character but leaves threatening messages in the mailbo

  2. says:

    375 to 4 stars After finding out that her husband was cheating on her Lily Parkins left her comfortable life in Los Angeles for Madrona Island The island was a significant part of Lily's childhood It is also where

  3. says:

    This would normally be a total fluff read with the typical scripted story frame of a harleuin romance but it's biggest failing was the horrid inconsistencies and errors throughout the book I'm not a critical reader by any means but these inc

  4. says:

    At best this is a mediocre book Lily and Ian are both terrific people and a great match they find each other unexpectedly as she's still trying to get through a divorce and he's still recovering from his wife's death Probably my favorite character in the story though is Betty how hilarious I still think the divorcemoney situation

  5. says:

    really disappointed in this book I tried but it was hard to make it through

  6. says:

    This book is very poorly written to the point where I can't figure out why it's getting so many good reviews The author constantly violates the rule of show don't tell I'm pretty sure the author doesn't have a good dictionary in her arsenal because she used the same set of adjectives to describe things Ian's bod

  7. says:

    Great storyline but the writing was terrible The author does an excellent job of describing scenery and what's going on but the dialogue is badly written very stilted I wouldn't mind finding out about the other character's stories in books 2 3 but I think I'll pass due to the writing in the first book

  8. says:

    Judging by some of the other reviews this seems to be a love it or hate it book I really enjoyed it I honestly don't understand what some of the negative reviews were for The writing style was wonderful Beautifully descriptive painting a scenery I could easily imagine myself in feeling and smelling as the chara

  9. says:

    My Love for the three mentioned authors in the synopsis' only heightened my interest in this book But once inside the pages I was never pleased and engrossed with the story of Lily Parkins by author Andrea Hurst She won me over ver

  10. says:

    I was lucky enough to have stumbled across this book as a freebie on and it did not disappoint Lovely book about love loss and the struggles to overcome obstacles in order to get back up on one's feet againThe characters were believable and the imagery made me feel like I was standing on the outside looking in watching the as the story unfoldedA must read

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