[Andrea Hurst] á The Guestbook [world-war-ii PDF] Read Online á 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 very quickly to say the least.
Author Andrea Hurst is now on my list to continue to find and read as many as I can get my hands on, author read n review list Her way of telling the story of main character Lily Parkins and her grandmothers old farmhouse kept me enthralled within the pages of this wonderful novel Never a lull or over my head so to speak part with in the book I would love for my family to find such a book as Lily did To be able for my grandchildren to learn about themselves and their heritage in a guestbook would be an adventure I feel they would love As you all must know by now though is I try not to give any thing away w really disappointed in this book I tried but it was hard to make it through 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 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 Quirky Island Residents She Has Befriended, She Slowly Finds The Strength To Seek Out Happiness On 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 Heart 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 divorce money situation is suspicious and Brad hid money somewhere from Lily that she definitely should have been entitled tooor at least be able to sell some of her jewelry and designer clothes The one really frustrating part of the book was the poor time tracking one page it would be 4pm and the next page someone would be saying good morning even though it was very clearly still the same day This happened consistently and frequently enough throughout the book to make it pretty irritating.
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.
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 Good read
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 characters were, and tasting This was a torturous book to read while pregnant My mouth has been watering for the Orange scones with icing, the chocolate cherry muffins, and all of the other recipes and goodies mentioned I feel like the people who negatively reviewed this book have little scope for the imagination I would hate to be as nitpicky as they are It seems as if they need everything fed to them and have no ability to carry on the story in their own minds I suggest for them a walk in some nice, breezy air 3.
75 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 you