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Sadie (Sadie #1)

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  304 ratings  ·  77 reviews

Sadie Dawson thinks she has the perfect life until one Christmas Day when accusations and misunderstandings throw her life into turmoil. Feeling her boyfriend's wrath in a blinding Montana snowstorm, she finds refuge with four friends on their annual ski vacation. While she knows there is more to a perfect life than diamonds and dinner parties, Sadie must discover who has

Paperback, 337 pages
Published November 11th 2011 by Deseret Book Company (first published August 3rd 2011)
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Sarah Belliston
Loved this and I'm not a romance reader by any means. The characters were dynamic and the ending was not what I expected. A great read by a great new author.
Linda Day
I enjoyed this story. This is the first novel I have ever read that was written by a friend ! Great first book, Rebecca !

Sadie is a mystery/romance. The mystery aspect of the plot is not so much a "who dunnit" as a "STOP him before he does it again" kind of thing. There was good suspense, but I loved the romance angle even more. The heroes were fun and identifiable as individual characters. Often times when there are multiple strong characters in the lead roles, it is necessary to keep a tab on
For its genre of LDS adventure romance, I'd definitely give this a 4.5 stars if I could. I was lucky enough to get a signed copy of this new novel last month when Rebecca Belliston did a signing in Salt Lake City.

Sadie is a beautiful, young woman caught up in a suddenly abusive relationship that she can't seem to leave because of the time she has spent with her boyfriend up to now and the money and influence he has to offer her. Unable to trust anyone, she runs away on a cold snowy night and nea
I enjoyed reading this book; it is one that I read in a single day. It fits in a few genres: LDS, YA, and crime thriller.

In my opinion, the author excelled at fleshing out the minor characters. Sometimes with books, when multiple characters are introduced at the same time, I have trouble telling them apart and have to flip back to remember who is who, but that did not occur with this novel. Belliston did a great job giving Sam, Josh, Kevin, and Trevor their own personalities and identity. I real
This story was easy to read, believable, and adorable! I loved the innocent love developed by the four main guys for the very beautiful and relatable main character, Sadie. LDS fiction has never been my favorite genre, in fact I usually steer clear, but I thought this book was spiritually insightful without being preachy. I loved the contrast of the lovely setting with the monstrous ex-boyfriend. I'm excited to read Augustina! Props to Rebecca Belliston for creating a great first novel!
This was a good read.When I got finised,I thought to myself,I wish she haden't left so many loose ends,but I'm glad it ended on a happy note,and then I googled Rebecca and found out there is a second book,so I'm guessing it will tie up the loose ends.I look forward to reading it.
Chalene Eber
Really enjoyed this book! I can't say if I was biased by being a friend of the author (great job Rebecca!), but I thought it was really well done. The characters were believable, it was easy to read, and the suspense was definitely there. Can't wait to read the sequel.
I really enjoyed this book. A great mix of adventure and romance, it’s engaging and unpredictable to the end. The plot was well developed and the characters compelling and believable, which can be hard to find in LDS fiction. I’d love to see more by this author!
Not my usual type of book. This was chosen for book club. It was a fun read- very quick. Obviously an LDS author. Kind of shmoopy and cheesy in places, but in a fun way. Overall I enjoyed the read.
Sadie is an action packed romance. The book is very compelling and I couldn't put it down. The characters are great.
I read it again. It was good the second time also.
Loved the story! Can't wait to read more from this up-and-coming author. It left me wanting more; so I certainly hope there is another book in the works. Definitely recommend.
About the first third of the book was so...bad... that I kept wanting to quit reading. I couldn't believe goodreads had lead me astray with its overall rating for this book. At about 4:30 am (I had a bout of insomnia), I was too tired to get another book so kept reading and ultimately finished the book. I would rate about the first half of the book one star--no question about it--I disliked it that much. About the last fourth of the book, I would rate as five stars (and where I think the goodrea ...more
Fun, fast-paced romance that is full of suspense and great characters.
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Lauren Homer
When I started reading this book, I was nervous for several reasons. I've never read any LDS fiction before and I was worried about it being preachy or weird. I was also a little worried because I know the author. However, I worried needlessly! I thought it was very interesting to read a book where some of the main characters are LDS. I really appreciated reading about these characters who I have something in common with that is so close to my heart. I also just really liked the story. It was ex ...more
I picked this book up while on a trip with a friend of mine. She is a morman and one of the stops we made was at a bookstore. I ambled around for a while and spotted this book and read the description. I loved the description of it and decided to buy it. I didn't regret buying it. It is a great book that keeps you on the edge of your seat at times. I actually thoroughly enjoyed the book.
I really enjoyed this book! I felt like the characters were well-developed and the plot kept me wanting to read more. There are a some really fun twists and turns in the plot. I would (and have) recommended it, but it is definitely an LDS fiction novel, so you have to be ready for and enjoy that type of genre. Overall, I really liked it and it was hard to put down!
I've been excited to read this book for several months now...and it didn't disappoint! Sadie is a girl who seems to have it all (handsome, multi-million dollar boyfriend, popularity, beauty), but within the first few pages, her glitzy life unravels. She is beaten by her boyfriend and locked up when he thinks she has betrayed him; escaping out a window, she flees for her life and is found half dead and frozen by 4 young men on a ski trip for Christmas break. This story was gripping and held my in ...more
Katie Watkins
Sadie is on the run from a suddenly violent boyfriend in a snowstorm in Montana near Christmastime. She is rescued by four friends who are staying in a cabin for the break to enjoy an annual ski/snowboard outing. A lot of unexpected things occur during this break--some good, some bad.

I thought Sadie was a pretty spunky girl, but she seemed pretty clueless about her boyfriend. I guess it's the typical abusive situation, where she didn't really want to believe this is how he is. I loved the banter
I got this book from a very dear friend as a Christmas present. I have not read an LDS romance in YEARS so I had to keep reminding myself that this is how 'those books' are. Meaning there is a lot of things in here that unless you are LDS you just won't get or understand. I wish it would have been written more in a way that would cross over to others. I enjoyed the writing, was intrigued by the story, and thought the romance was cute.

There were a few things that were a bit out there for me to g
Nikki Smith
Sadie is about a girl who is beaten by her boyfriend. As she runs from her boyfriend, she passes out while trying to find. Sooner or later a group of men, who were on a trip, found her. They took her into their care, and began to build a friendship with her. As the book continues Sadie begins to have a certain interest in one of the men and finds herself in love.

This book wasn't made into a movie.

I would most defiantly recommend this to book to anyone, mostly to young adults as well as older ad
Sadie has a powerful, rich boyfriend. The FBI thinks he is a drug lord or some crazy thing like that, but she knows he can't be. Until the day his temper explodes--toward her. She holes up and heals up in a remote cabin with a bunch of college-age guys there for a week of skiing. She has to decide who to trust and how much.

The suspense kept me turning pages; the romance was sweet. I liked how she included the Mormon/faith bits without overwhelming the story.
Julie Casey
This is a beautifully woven story of a young woman in search of truth and a meaningful life. Sadie is torn between what she thought her life was going to be, a life of opulence and adoration, and what her heart really wants, a life of true love and devotion. Through horrific circumstances, she finally learns that the former life was just an illusion and that the truth is borne by her one true love. This is one of those stories that absorbs you from the beginning, making you know and love the cha ...more
I like Sadie and her new group of friends. I liked that Rebecca could write characters that were religious without making it feel heavy or drag the focus too much away from the story.
I don't usually give 5 stars, but I really loved this book. I am shocked this is Belliston's first novel. It was great! I loved the characters, the story moved fast, and never lagged. The romance was sweet, and clean. And I loved the LDS parts, that weren't preachy, or over done. Great book! I'd let my teen daughter read it. I picked this up at Deseret Book on a whim, and I'm so glad I did! I'd love to read more by this author, and I can't wait to share this one with others! Sadie Is accused of ...more
A great story to read for a break from life. It had a bit of mystery and humor and I recommended my teen daughters read it.
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Fun story! What would you do if the FBI was after your boyfriend, and you believed he was innocent? What would you do after your boyfriend beat you up in a fit of rage because he found a listening device in your purse? What would you do after you were found by 4 guys on a skiing trip, and the FBI is still after you? That is the pickle that Sadie finds herself in. As she comes to terms with the fact that maybe her boyfriend is not all she thought he was, she must also deal with growing feelings f ...more
Karen Bair
This will keep you on the edge of your seat!
This is one of the better LDS fiction stories I've read. The writing is surprisingly well done, not cheesy or cringe worthy in most places. The love story is believable, albeit fast. It didn't wrap up too quickly and kept the book going to an actual end. I will say this is not really a suspenseful novel, it's a romance with some slight twists thrown in. So if you're going in thinking this is a mystery with romance, reverse it and you have the right idea. I'm interested to see what else Belliston ...more
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Rebecca Lund Belliston is the the author of the bestselling LDS novel, SADIE, its sequel, AUGUSTINA, and a new trilogy entitled CITIZENS OF LOGAN POND, based five years after the financial collapse of America. Besides writing fiction, Rebecca loves to composer music and cuddle up with a good book. She lives in Michigan with her husband and five kids.

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