Thursday, October 28, 2010

Her Mother's Daughter by Lesley Crewe

4.5 Star

Bay has lived in Louisburg her entire life, raising her daughter as a single mother after being widowed at a young age. Her sister, Tansy, left the small town as a teenager to lead a glamorous and luxurious life, staying away and not even returning to attend their mother's funeral the year prior. When Tansy shows up unexpectedly, Bay, arguing constantly with her teenage daughter, Ashley, becomes aggravated when Tansy befriends her with ease, adding to the tension of her lengthy absence. When a family crisis ensues, the sisters are forced together, but the closer they become, the harder it is for secrets to remain buried and mistakes of the past threaten their budding relationship all over again.

Lydia - 4 Star

Her Mother's Daughter is a novel about family, friendship and sisterly bonds and is full of past mistakes, dark secrets and the love that binds. When I first read the synopsis, I was expecting a great small town family drama, and I wasn't disappointed.

I haven't read a novel recently that tossed me in so many different directions. I felt like I was on a fishing boat in the harbour watching the drama unfold ashore. I was impressed that I didn't see many of the twists coming and as I've mentioned before, I love an an unpredictable book. I didn't even want to include this in my review because I didn't want you looking for them, but it was my biggest thrill with this novel so I had to mention it.

There are strong female characters in this novel and we follow each of them as they work through their own issues - which were all so different, yet came together in a rich tapestry. Bay is still troubled with the loss of her husband and father at a young age as well as her sister's disappearance and her mother's recent death. Tansy struggles with the guilt of abandoning her family and not returning after many years, as well as a secret that haunts her that was the reason she left in the first place. Ashley is riddled with teenage angst and Gertie, struggles with her weight and lack of male suitors. I loved Gertie's character and giggled frequently at scenes she was involved in and loved her warmth and bubbly personality. I also enjoyed that Ashley was given such a large role to play, having frequently read novels where daughters are just secondary characters. Although Bay and Tansy share a large part of this story, Ashley wasn't shuffled off to the side and many scenes are narrated through her eyes.    

An air of mystery surrounds this novel and it moves at a rapid pace with just the right amount of information doled out with each turn. I was intrigued with the family dynamics and even without having grown up with a sister myself, I could still relate to these characters. I fully understood their motives, their relationship and what drew them together and had them falling apart.

The small fishing town setting is portrayed with just the right amount of description. There isn't much in the way of glamour in this novel, except a few scenes in the beginning with Tansy, so if you're used to women's fiction where designer shoes play a prominent role, don't expect to find that here. Instead you'll find a rich character driven novel about family dynamics, which I found a refreshing change of pace compared to all the designer laden chick lit I've been reading lately. 

I thoroughly enjoyed Her Mother's Daughter and will definitely seek out other Lesley Crewe novels. If you're looking for a great family tale full of sisterly drama and small town antics that is full of twists, pick up this novel today. You won't be disappointed.

Kathryn - 5 Star 
At first this gently narrated story seemed like it was going to just meander on through to the finish but the intricate storyline crept up on me and I’m sure it will do the same for most readers. I didn’t find that there was anything very dramatic about the dialogue or writing style but the little details that are leaked out along the way end up creating a complicated story once you realise what’s actually going to come together.
I found it interesting that I couldn’t decide which of the women I was most empathetic to during the read which implies that there was equal voice given to each of the three main female characters, and perhaps we aren’t meant to choose a voice to follow which leaves us open to empathy for each of them? I found it a bit trying to give Tansy the benefit of the doubt especially when she’s obviously still so torn about being at home but it’s a credit to Crewe’s story telling that I didn’t just write her off from the start. There are some gut-wrenching moments for Tansy and my heart broke for her a couple of times.  It’s impossible to imagine how Bay and Tansy’s mother thought her decision would be best for everyone- in the end she did what she thought would be least painful I suppose. 
Crewe does also give us some memorable moments with the friends and additional personalities so there are definitely some lighter and funnier scenes to go along with the somewhat intense plot.  I loved Bay’s best friend and thought she really kept the family together and I also liked the nosy neighbour- she just brought us back to real life and also gave us another link to the mother.
All in all I really enjoyed Her Mother's Daughter and would like to try another!

Thank you to Nimbus Publishing for our review copy. All opinions are our own.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Lindsey Kelk Stuck on a Desert Island

We thought we'd go in a different direction with our Author Interviews instead of the standard queries. So we came up with 10 Desert Island questions to put them to the test and find out a bit more about them. Let's see how Lindsey Kelk would fare.

First a bit about Lindsey: 

Lindsey Kelk has been writing since she was six, when she read all the books in her room and decided to write a new one. The Adventures of Tellina the Superhero Teddy Bear, was tragically never published. When she isn't writing, reading or watching more TV than is healthy, Lindsey likes to wear shoes, shop for shoes and judge the shoes of others. She has ghost written books for Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen (yes, she did get to meet them!) and also writes a successful beauty blog

If you could only have one book with you, what would it be? 
The Secret History by Donna Tartt. I’ve read it a million times already and haven’t got bored yet.

What one luxury item would you want to be stranded with?
Can I have an iPod with a never-ending battery? Please?

What is the one practical item you would want to have with you to use?
Um, are you all going to think I’m mental if I ask for a knife?

Would you enjoy the solitude, even briefly, or would it drive you crazy?
Right now, I would love it. I’m really happy in my own company actually. I miss living alone. I’m sure I’d go the full Tom Hanks in Castaway and start talking to a basketball eventually though. Might take a while. Especially if there isn’t a basketball. 

If you could be stranded with one other person, who would you want it to be?
Bill Murray. Ask me no questions, I’ll tell you no lies.

What modern technology would you miss the most?
I’m a Twitter-Whore so my BlackBerry would probably be the hardest thing to live without. 

What food or beverage would you miss the most?
At present, I’m at least fifty percent Lady Grey Tea. I think I’ve officially moved from ‘I quite like it’ to ‘I really, really have to have it’ so that might be a problem.

How many days do you think you would cope without rescue?
With Bill, the book, iPod and a knife? Longer than is mentally healthy. Like I said, I really, really like being on my own. 

What is the first thing you would do when rescued?
Shower. Then have a bath. Then another shower. 

What would be your first Tweet or Facebook update upon your return?
I’m back! Sorry…

Thanks to Lindsey for being the guinea pig for our desert island experiment that we hope will become a regular feature! Shoot us a comment to let us know what you think. Do you want to know who your favourite author wants to be stranded with or what luxury item they would want to have? Or would you prefer more traditional questions?

Our reviews of Lindsey Kelk's novels:

I Heart New York
I Heart Hollywood
I Heart Paris

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I Heart Paris by Lindsey Kelk

5 Star

When Angela's boyfriend, Alex, suggests a trip to Paris and Belle magazine approaches her about writing an article, she jumps at the chance to incorporate the two. Unfortunately, Angela's arrival in Paris isn't as romantic as she had anticipated. Her research takes a disastrous turn and she finds out someone has been sabotaging her. Meanwhile, Alex grows distant and the appearance of his ex-girlfriend causes further confusion. Will Angela figure out how to salvage it all? 

Lydia - 5 Star

The third novel in Kelk's 'I Heart' series, I Heart Paris continues Angela's adventures and it is just as funny and endearing as the first two novels in the series.  I laughed out loud often and wanted, as always, for Angela to figure everything out.

Angela's misfortunes are always hilarious and with someone out to sabotage her, an air of mystery surrounds this novel. The confusion Angela feels in Paris with both her work situation and her boyfriend, Alex, as well as her communication foibles with Alex felt real, and I wanted to shake at her at times as she kept making more off a mess of everything.

I really love Alex's character. I think he balances Angela well, love that he's a good guy and that he loves Angela despite all her messes, fears and communication issues. I also like that the series doesn't focus on her searching for a man as so many chick lit novels do, but focuses on relationship struggles.

I enjoyed the first two novels in this series a tiny bit more than I Heart Paris, but it was still enjoyable and I loved reading more of Angela's adventures and can't wait to read the next one when it comes out as well as anything else Lindsey Kelk writes. Fans of this fabulous series won't be disappointed.

Kathryn - 5 Star

I enjoyed this third installment more than I Heart Hollywood because Angela in Paris was a better fit than Angela in LA for me. 

Angela is still clumsy and slightly lost but she’s beginning to actually consider what comes next in her life now that she’s getting some traction in her career.  I find her to have had an entirely believable year throughout the three novels so she’s not one of those fanciful girls who managed to accomplish everything her heart desires in the space of a month (or an hour & a half movie)!  The benefit to a three part story I guess! 

In this third novel she’s confronted with not only a threat to her relationship but a threat to her job that seemed realistic to me. I Heart Paris gives Angela a bit more sense of self and although I would like to see where she ends up next I think that this is also a good conclusion for her. 

I enjoyed Lindsey Kelk’s third installment- we’ll see if Angela pops up again at a later date?

Read our reviews of the first two novels in this series:
I Heart New York and I Heart Hollywood.

Read our interview with Lindsey Kelk here.  

Thank you to HarperCollins Canada for our review copy. All opinions are our own.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

5 Questions with Anne Fortier

1.  Juliet is such an intriguing and fascinating story! Were you similar to Julie in her fascination with Romeo and Juliet at an early age?

I can`t boast a similar childhood fascination with Shakespeare`s play, and I certainly did not magically know it by heart! However, my mother and I did travel to Verona a great deal, and every time we went, we had to visit Juliet`s balcony and grave. I even have a little souvenir statue with Romeo and Juliet engaged in a romantic embrace, which has always been a special treasure of mine. But I did not actually read the play until high school, and to be completely honest, it didn`t grab me right away – probably because it was a Danish translation, and because I just wasn`t mature enough to identify with the characters.

2.  What first sparked your idea for Juliet?

It was actually my fascination with the city of Siena that first inspired me to set a novel there. Only later did I realize – thanks to my mother`s research – that Siena had been the setting for the very first version of the Romeo and Juliet-story, and so of course, as soon as I discovered that, I knew I had my plot.

3.  Juliet was like reading two books in one. Did you always have the idea that you would write it that way when you began?

Originally I thought it would be primarily a present-day story, in which Julie Jacobs would then reconstruct the story of Romeo and Giulietta from a scattering of personal letters and fragmented short stories, which I would then insert in their original form. However, I soon realized that it would become a much better read if I turned the events of 1340 into a narrative as well. And as soon as I gave life to Friar Lorenzo and the highway bandits, all the rest of the characters sprang to life as well – Giulietta, Romeo, and Maestro Ambrogio … almost as if they had been waiting backstage, fully formed, hoping I would let them act out their own story.

4.  The research that must have gone into Juliet astounds me. Was there any particular detail or details that you uncovered that surprised you?

I have to say that I was quite shocked by what I read about the Black Death, which swept through Europe in the year 1348. Even though I remember learning about it in school, it is both horrifying and heartbreaking to read eyewitness accounts, and I have to say that the chapter in JULIET about the plague and the boy Romanino was very difficult to write. Even now I choke up a little when I read through some of those passages, because I am reminded of the real people whose accounts I have read, and whose experiences are reflected in that chapter.

5.  I thought Juliet would make a fantastic movie or mini series and after a little digging, I discovered it's been optioned! That's fabulous! Have you entertained any thoughts about which actors you would love to see play the lead roles?

I am a little torn about the Julie Jacobs-character, because I know that my readers have so many different impressions of her. Some see her as a blonde, some are convinced she is a brunette, and so forth. But to me, someone like Anne Hathaway would come quite close to my own idea of Julie, even though, I have to say, I could also imagine Scarlett Johansson in the role. As for Alessandro, I actually wrote the book with a particular actor in mind, namely Italian Raoul Bova, who is a big star in Italy, but less known in the US, although he did play the male lead in “Alien Vs. Predator”. As for Umberto, I think Andy Garcia would be fantastic, and obviously, Sophia Loren is my inspiration for Eva Maria Salimbeni. With regards to the 1340-narrative, in my ideal world it would be shot in Italian with an all-Italian cast, but we shall see!

Read our 5 Star review of Juliet.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton

2 Star

Catherine Parkstone decides to make a fresh start now that her two children are out living their own lives and her marriage is behind her. Moving from the England to the CĂ©vennes mountains in France, she dreams of setting herself up as a seamstress but struggles against the harsh terrain, French bureaucracy and her reserved neighbours. With her introduction to the intriguing Patrick Castagnol and a sudden visit from her sister along with all everything else she has to grapple with in her new town, will Catherine be able to hold on to her dream? 

Lydia - 2 Star

The Tapestry of Love was a richly drawn read about starting over amidst uncertainty. I loved the premise along with the novelty of a story set in France, but unfortunately, I wasn't as drawn into the story as I wanted to be. 

The details about the area, the terrain and neighbours was initially fascinating, but my interest soon waned as it continued throughout much of the first half of the novel. As a positive, I could picture the setting vividly, but unfortunately I couldn't find much plot to hold onto until the later half. Even early in the novel when Catherine's sister visits and throws a glitch in her ideal rural fantasy, I found Catherine's reaction passive where I'd hoped she'd take action. Her struggles against the French bureaucracy was a major theme of the book according to it's synopsis, but it didn't actually begin until well past half way through the novel, and even though it was interesting, overall, it wasn't much of a glitch of conflict.

There were a few moments that snuck up on me emotionally that I wasn't expecting, which I enjoyed. I also liked the subplot of her struggles with her mother's Alzheimer's and that her relationship with her ex-husband was amicable, finding her thoughts on both realistic and conflicting. However, because they were both physically distant we only saw these relationships through her thoughts, which I found didn't give me much to grab onto.

While Thornton definitely has a flair for words, I wished The Tapestry of Love was less wordy with the description and had a bit more conflict and plot to sink my teeth into. I'm curious to see how Kathryn feels about this one. I think she might enjoy it more, having spent time in France and with her typically enjoying small town stories. 

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Russell Wiley is Out to Lunch by Richard Hine

4 Star

Russell Wiley is struggling. His career as a media executive for a paper based newspaper in the new technological age is in jeopardy. When his scheming boss hires a hot shot consultant to develop a plan Russell knows is doomed to fail, he waits for the axe to fall. To make matters worse, Russell's personal life is also suffering. His wife is pulling away and his marriage becoming increasingly sexless, he struggles against the female presence in his office. With his life in danger of falling apart around him, will he figure out how to save himself?

Lydia - 4 Star

Russell Wiley is Out to Lunch is full of office politics, procrastination, passing the buck, workplace monotony, and keeping the status quo, and didn't just revolve around his office, but Russell's life at home where his wife is growing more distant. This novel was easy to read, frequently funny and I really enjoyed everything from Russell's character to the story.

Hine's character creation from a few simple scenes was fantastic. The empathy I felt for Russell from the very first scene stayed with me throughout the novel. I could relate to his being stuck and not moving forward and rooted for him to figure things out. His inability to take action had me wanting to shake him at times though and I had hoped he would figure out a few things on his own, rather than just reacting to what was thrown at him.

The end wasn't predictable in certain aspects and had me smiling as did much of the novels with Russell's wry observations of his situation. I've only been a minion in an office and never in management, but still enjoyed this book. It was interesting to have an inside view of how management can bumble things up and go with the safe route and I think anyone who has been stuck in an office will be able to relate to this novel.

Unfortunately I had a difficult time keeping track of Russell's co-workers. They moved in and out and at times I struggled to recall who they were when they reappeared.  I had also hoped Russell would help his employee, Angela, more but think this was part of his character in that he wasn't entirely comfortable with the situation, and even with himself enough to do more to assist her. But I still found it disappointing it wasn't addressed further.

This novel was quoted on the back cover as being similar to Sophie Kinsella, but I just couldn't see this connection. There was humour in this story, and Russell's character is slightly bumbling and lacks a self confidence I've discovered in Kinsella's novels, but just didn't find it compared, so don't expect a male Becky Bloomwood here. Instead, you'll find something more akin to Office Space or The Office, equally satirical and humorous with it's observations of office politics.

Overall, I really enjoyed Russell Wiley is Out to Lunch, finding it easy to read with laugh our loud moments and an interesting premise.  I look forward to more by Richard Hine.

Kathryn - 4 Star

Russell Wiley is likeable, which is possibly the most important aspect of this novel.  That and Richard Hine’s ability to write about a job at a newspaper office and have it be light, interesting and funny!

I loved this book from start to finish. I loved that Russell’s wife refused to sleep with him (for so long he was counting the days!) and obviously didn’t like him much and I loved that he was just sort of waiting to see if she would, at some point, get any nicer?  He’s obviously one of the good guys and this wasn’t just shown by his relationship with his wife but also with his staff on the paper.  I never thought of him as pathetic or downtrodden rather he was ever hopeful that things would turn out better.  He guided his staff with thoughtfulness and respect (where deserved) and should be everyone’s boss. Unfortunately although optimistic, Russell also isn’t stupid and even he eventually had to accept that his wife wasn’t suddenly going to love him and his boss wasn’t ever going to actually have a good plan- ever. But that’s what made the novel realistic.

Almost the entire plot is set at the newspaper and it wasn’t ever dull, there were believable details about all the staff and great care was taken to ensure that the reader new each one individually. Hine writes brilliantly and I laughed many times. I was happy about the conclusion too - I hate being left with dangling plots!

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Single in the City by Michele Gorman

4 Star

Looking for a change, Hannah moves 3,000 miles away from her friends and family in the US to start over in London.  She's looking for love and searching for a new job in a country she thought spoke the same language as she did, but it turns out there are a few communication problems in her new location.  Will she find the love she seeks and a fabulous career or will her adventure end up leading her back to the home she fled in the first place?

Lydia - 4.5 Star

Single in the City is like Sex in the City told through the eyes of an American Bridget Jones and it was so funny that I laughed out loud throughout this delightful chick lit novel. The first few pages had me giggling and I think my now all time favourite chick lit line was just after Hannah orders her first pint in a pub. When the bartender asks if she wants 'a half', I spit water across the room at her reaction and was hooked even further. And this wasn't the only moment I loved and laughed about. There were too many to even count.

I love reading stories about picking up and moving to a new place and Single in the City did not disappoint. Seeing London through her American eyes was always hilarious and her disasters had me snickering and cringing. Hannah's get on with it attitude was fantastic, where I would have just wanted to go running back home or hide under the covers at some of the situations she finds herself in. 

Her relationships with her best friend in America, Stacy, was a constant source of amusement as were all the new friends she makes in London. And her dating disasters were priceless.  I loved that she wasn't willing to settle, deciding to take on new men instead of falling into old patterns and how she picked herself up and moved on after each disappointment.

As much as I adored this novel, I did find I had hoped for a little more for Hannah, wanting her to have a few more life realizations rather than just the male factor. Although she did come to some conclusions about her love life, I might have been more satisfied if she had figured out more about her career. Maybe I'm just more accustomed to chick lit with more life lessons these days. Or maybe I'm just looking for some lessons myself. Or maybe Gorman is leaving that for the sequel! Regardless though, Single in the City is still terrific and this didn't take away too much from my overall enjoyment of this novel.

If you're looking for a laugh out loud read, pick up Single in the City today. You won't be disappointed. I can't wait for the sequel and look forward to more Michele Gorman novels in the future.

Kathryn - 3.5 Star

This novel really entertained me and I laughed out loud on more than one occasion-especially about the little English things and it made me wish for a half a pint and an absurdly overpriced sandwich. I had been hoping for something funny and wasn’t disappointed at all on that front.  However, at the end, despite really enjoying it, there were a few things I found a bit lacking.

I found the premise for the actual plot to be original (as uprooting to another country just on a whim hasn’t been done repeatedly) and I liked Hannah’s idealistic dream of being able to find herself in another country- many people, I’m sure, have a dream about doing that!  The loose plot had an enormous amount of potential and perhaps the potential was so big that getting all the details as grounded as I would have liked was a bit difficult in a short novel?  I found much sympathy for Hannah and did relate to her voice but her constant dating (without seeming to have to actually hunt out any of these men- how do they keep falling into her lap?) was fanciful.  She is also seemingly interested in her new career and at times comes across as both capable and intelligent only to have her flit off to another subject, abandoning the career, on virtually the next page.  The story sometimes bounced around so quickly that I even found myself turning back a page to see if I missed a couple of paragraphs. 

I suppose I’m saying that there were some character inconsistencies that I would really have liked to have been more firmly rooted but if I hadn’t really liked the novel and the voice I probably wouldn’t even have noticed this enough to bother to comment. The truth is that I finished the book and really enjoyed it and would definitely try another Michelle Gorman novel for her humour alone!

Thank you to Michele Gorman for our review copy. All opinions are our own.
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Monday, October 4, 2010

Juliet by Anne Fortier

5 Star
When Julie Jacobs inherits a key to a safety deposit box in Siena, Italy, she is told it will lead her to an old family treasure. Soon she is launched on a precarious journey into the true history of her ancestor Giulietta, whose legendary love for a young man named Romeo turned medieval Siena upside down. As Julie crosses paths with the descendants of the families involved in Shakespeare’s unforgettable blood feud, she begins to realize that the notorious curse -- “A plague on both your houses!” -- is still at work, and that she is the next target. It seems the only one who can save her from her fate is Romeo . . . .but where is he? 

Full of sleeping potions, secret processions, and the glorious Italian countryside, Juliet is at heart an epic romance that proves that love is strong enough to conquer even death.

Lydia - 5 Star

Juliet is an extraordinary debut! Its intensity, intrigue, scope, history, and detail captivated my attention from the first few pages and didn't disappear once as I devoured the pages. Having been compared to a romantic Da Vinci Code, Juliet crosses so many genres it makes my head spin.  Part mystery, thriller, romance, historical fiction, women's fiction, with humorous contemporary women's fiction or chick lit moments gleaning through, this novel will appeal to fans of any of these genres and anyone just looking for a fantastic read. 

Never having been a huge Romeo and Juliet fan, I wasn't aware that the origins of Shakespeare's famous tale began in Sienna and not Verona where he set the story. Even with not knowing much about the history and not having read Romeo and Juliet in close to twenty years, I still loved this novel and didn't find it difficult to follow. I even enjoyed the historical love story about Giulietta and Romeo much more than Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

My favourite part of Juliet was the two novels in one. In addition to Julie Jacob's modern day treasure hunt, we are treated to the 14th century tale of Giulietta and Romeo. At first when I realized the novel was formatted this way, I groaned, never having been a fan of jumping around, but as soon as I read the first few installations of the historical tale, I was hooked and with each narrative change, it took only seconds to become immersed again and I was left agonizing when it flipped back. This is a true testament to this novel for me because this format typically distracts me, but it didn't have this effect at all. I even began enjoying Giulietta and Romeo's tale slightly more than Julie Jacob's storyline, although I still couldn't wait to discover what was going to happen with her too. 

This novel was impeccably developed. The story rolled along smoothly with details unraveled at just the right pace, keeping the momentum and maintaining the suspense and intrigue throughout. My only concern was that I didn't immediately fall in love with Julie's character. I found her too selfishly focused on her disinheritance and trying to be so opposite of her sister, who I wasn't a fan of either. Julie's character grew on me though as she matured throughout her quest and I was rooting for her to unravel the mystery and grow from her experiences. 

I loved this novel, thought it would make a great movie (it's already been scooped up by Universal!) and look forward to reading it again as well as seeing the movie adaptation.  I'll be widely recommending Juliet as it crosses so many genres that it will appeal to all.  Can't wait to read more by Anne Fortier!

Kathryn - 5 Star

This novel was inspiring to me- initially because I was impressed with the writing and later because I was obsessed with the plot and how simply Fortier seemed to create it.  Now I’m sure that as it was being written the novel didn’t just fall on to the page but when it was read in its final product it seemed completely effortless so congratulations to Fortier!

 The history of Romeo and Juliet and the modern story of Juliet looking for answers about her past are interwoven from the start.  I thought I might find the back and forth between the present and 1340 confusing but it didn’t bother me and it certainly wasn’t difficult to pick up the plot of each era again.  I loved the symmetry between the twin sisters Giulietta and Gionnozza from both time periods but appreciated that Fortier didn’t make their relationships exactly the same.  When I look back I think I found the sisterly relationships more fascinating perhaps than the romantic Romeo and Juliet links.  I also loved the detail she gave us about Siena.

I was also completely in awe of Fortier’s ability to keep the mystery and intrigue throughout the entire novel without once losing the plot or letting some minor object or character slip.  She also kept the reader completely engrossed at all times while introducing new people, scenery and twists almost every scene.

If a movie was made of Juliet I would be afraid to watch it and have it not be able to compare to the way the book read- but I’d watch it of course!

Check out our 5 question interview with Anne Fortier!

Thank you to HarperCollins Canada for our review copy and this stop on Anne Fortier's blog tour.  

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