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Distant Shores | Kristin Hannah
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Bailedbailed

I‘m going to hibernate this one for a later date. I‘ve loved the Kristin Hannah books I‘ve read so far. I just couldn‘t get into this one. Instead of pushing through, I‘m hoping it‘s just not for me right now.

If you‘ve read this, what are your thoughts?

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Read4life
Distant Shores | Kristin Hannah
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“It all started with a second martini.”

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

Andrew65 What a great line! Thanks for the tag. 3w
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EadieB
Between Sisters | Kristin Hannah
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Mehso-so

#BetweenSisters #KristinHannah #BookSpinBingo

Years ago, Meghann Dontess made a terrible choice that cost her everything, including the love of her sister, Claire. Now, Meghann is a highly successful attorney who doesn‘t believe in intimacy—until she meets the one man who can change her mind. Claire Cavenaugh has fallen in love for the first time in her life. As her wedding day approaches, she prepares to face her strong-willed older sister.

EadieB Reunited after more than two decades apart, these two women who believe they have nothing in common will try to become what they never were: a family. Tender, funny, bittersweet, and moving, Between Sisters skillfully explores the profound joys and sorrows shared by sisters, the mistakes made in the name of love, and the promise of redemption. 2mo
EadieB This book is a 2003 rendition of a Kristin Hannah book. It‘s one that has more romance than the newer Kristin Hannah books such as The Great Alone or The Nightingale. It has a plot that kept me reading until the very end. The ending was very good and made the book worth reading. If you enjoy romance with your fiction then you will enjoy this book. 2mo
Andrew65 Much prefer her newer books. 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I do too! 2mo
Tove_Reads A bit syrupy and repetitive. An OK read, but not one of her best. Towards the end it had a better flow. It was better than the last two we read though. What‘s our November Hannah? 2mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Do we continue or do we find a different author? (edited) 2mo
Tove_Reads @EadieB which books of hers do you still have unread? @Andrew65 2mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads How about “When lightening strikes?” (edited) 2mo
EadieB “Hannah is superb at delving into her main characters‘ psyches and delineating nuances of feeling.”—The Washington Post Book World

Romance writer Alaina Costanza has given up on dreams and fairy tales. Then one stormy night, she is suddenly plunged back in time to the wild, Western world of her newest novel. Disoriented and disbelieving, she is kidnapped by her own character, a ruthless outlaw known only as Killian.
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EadieB But this “dream” is all too real. Once wisecracking and invincible, Alaina is now a mother desperate to return to the child she left behind—one hundred years in the future. Yet Alaina and Killian will discover a love too magnificent to last a single lifetime. But for the sake of Alaina‘s child, they must risk it all and fight for a future that depends on lightning striking . . . twice. 2mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads When Lightening Strikes, If You Believe and The Enchantment 2mo
Tove_Reads If you believe could be good. The enchantment sounds like it could go either way, When Lightning Strikes sounds bad. 2mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads Ok I'll read If You Believe which I own. The Enchantment is in the archive library. (edited) 2mo
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EadieB
Waiting for the Moon | Kristin Hannah
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Mehso-so

#WaitingForTheMoon #KristinHannah #BookSpinBingo

1880. She doesn't remember who she is or how she came to the mansion on the isolated Maine coast. Lost in a strange world filled with even stranger faces, Selena finds comfort in a man whose eyes reflect her own aloneness.
This is a very dark story. The first half of the book is slow. It is a Hannah book but very early in her writing.

EadieB The second half is better and explains everything about Selena. Still the writing is very slow and could be more interesting. To me it is probably more like a fantasy book until the ending when things are explained. I look forward to my next Hannah book but hope it won't be slow like this book. It's not what I was looking to read in a book. 3mo
Tove_Reads I did not care to much for it. Couldn‘t really place it. Some sort of a dark gothic meets romance. Don‘t know 3mo
Tove_Reads What‘s our October read? 3mo
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EadieB @Tove_Reads It was a difficult read. 3mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads How about Between Sisters? 3mo
Tove_Reads Works for me! 3mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads ok Great! @Andrew65 (edited) 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 3mo
Andrew65 In a reading slump and haven‘t started this yet, not helped by a week full of appointments. 3mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Time to get out of the slump! Read a good book by a favorite author! 3mo
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Tove_Reads
Waiting for the Moon | Kristin Hannah
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Halfway through this one. It is weird.

EadieB Oh great! 3mo
Andrew65 Not got there yet. Weird in what way? 3mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 it‘s definitely different, about a “healer” and an “old timey loony bin”. I think it better explains it than it‘s about a doctor and a mental health institution. 3mo
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Tove_Reads @EadieB @andrew65 Hopefully the next Hannah is good. This one is my least favourite of the ones I‘ve read. 3mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads Oh my! Doesn't sound good to me! @Andrew65 3mo
Andrew65 @EadieB that‘s very disappointing. 3mo
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Tove_Reads
Waiting for the Moon | Kristin Hannah
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Is this our September Hannah?

Andrew65 Let‘s hope it is an improvement. 4mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 Indeed! 4mo
EadieB @Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Hopefully it will be better than the last one! 4mo
Tove_Reads @eadieb 🤞🏼It sounds weird, but then people say good things about it. 4mo
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Andrew65
Distant Shores | Kristin Hannah
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Mehso-so

Hmmm! what to say about this book?! 🤷‍♂️
Definitely not up to the author‘s usual standard, and never felt emotionally involved in it like with her other books. Usually she can lead me to tears of sadness, happiness etc, this one possibly just tears of boredom or not caring at points. Don‘t let this put you off the author, we can all have a bad day. @Tove_Reads @EadieB

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Andrew65
Distant Shores | Kristin Hannah
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Have started the tagged book, which I am reading with @Tove_Reads @EadieB

EadieB @Andrew65 Not a good one! Don't know what happened! 4mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Good to know. Thought it might be me!!! 4mo
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Tove_Reads
Distant Shores | Kristin Hannah
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Panpan

No. Just no. Boring and predictable, poorly written, and people constantly questioning their lives and choices they‘ve made, or were made for them. Repetitive. My least favourite Hannah.

EadieB @Tove_Reads I agree wholeheartedly! 4mo
Andrew65 Phew! Thought it might just be me. Glad i did this one as an audiobook. 4mo
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EadieB
Distant Shores | Kristin Hannah
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Mehso-so

#DistantShores #KristinHannah #BookSpinBingo

Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married young, raised two daughters, and weathered the storms of youth as they built a family. From a distance, their lives look picture perfect. But after the girls leave home, Jack and Elizabeth quietly drift apart. When Jack accepts a wonderful new job, Elizabeth puts her own needs aside to follow him across the country.

EadieB Then tragedy turns Elizabeth's world upside down. In the aftermath, she questions everything about her life--her choices, her marriage, even her long-forgotten dreams. In a daring move that shocks her husband, friends, and daughters, she lets go of the woman she has become--and reaches out for the woman she wants to be. 4mo
EadieB This is not one of Kristin Hannah's better books. The characters were interesting but the plot was slow in the beginning and dragged in places. I thought the 2nd half was poorly written and a bit confusing. I felt Jack should have told Elizabeth about his cheating during the separation. Other than that, the book did have some good parts but too few to really mention. I look forward to my next Hannah book because it's gotta be better than this one. 4mo
Suet624 Good to know. Thanks for the heads up. 4mo
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EadieB @Suet624 You‘re welcome! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 4mo
Andrew65 2/3 through and can certainly agree with these comments. 4mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Just a one off! Her books have all been good except for this one! 4mo
Andrew65 @EadieB didn‘t feel emotionally involved at all in this one. 4mo
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