Independence (Significance, #4)
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Independence (Significance #4)

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In the fourth and final installment, Maggie and Caleb must tie up all the loose ends of their lives and make a way to be together completely on their own. With everything that happened with Bish and Maggie's father, she's almost reluctant to move on and move out. And now she must figure out all of this...stuff...with Haddock. But of course, nothing can stay simple for the...more
Paperback, 233 pages
Published December 18th 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published January 1st 2012)
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Shelly Crane
Dec 03, 2013 Shelly Crane added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I am so, so, so just twitching with excitement about this book!!! I can not wait for you to read it. I'm sad, though, that it will be the last. I'll miss Caleb and Maggie, Kyle and Lynne, Peter and Rachel.

I really have an array of emotions about it, but the main one is excited. There's so many things about this book that will a new experience for me to write. I can't wait! And I really hope everyone gets the significance of the cover... ;)
Hannah-Linn
IT JUST WRAPPED UP SO PERFECTLY AND EVERYTHING ENDED THE WAY IT WAS SUPPOSED TO AND IT WAS SO AMAZING BUT I JUST WANT TO CRY BECAUSE THIS MEANS NO MORE MAGGIE AND CALEB AND I'VE BEEN A FAN OF THE BOOKS SINCE THE VERY START AND THIS WAS JUST THE BEST WAY IT COULD'VE POSSIBLY ENDED OK I'M FINISHED GOODBYE TO THE SIGNIFICANCE BOOKS THEY WILL FOREVER BE ON MY KINDLE FOR REREADING.
Cipluk
It was a good story to end the series. Too much kisses and tongue through the books, hahaha.. I will miss the characters..

Maggie Masters:
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Caleb Jacobson:
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Kyle Jacobson:
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Maggie & Caleb:
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Bish:
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Tatiana Sandoval
I cannot believe this book is coming to an end...*sigh*

I cannot count how many times Ive read and reread these books because I love them SO MUCH!!
Im seriously going to miss Maggie and Caleb:(( They have the healthiest relationship in any of the books Ive read so far!! The whole aces/virtuoso idea was GENIUS!! I seriously want a caleb to imprint with!

I PRAY TO SHELLY that this book ends ten years after the wedding with Maggie/Caleb and their kids!!
Im probably going to cry when I finish this book...more
Alexis *RealityBites! Let's Get Lost!*
FULL REVIEW TO COME
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God… thank you, for he was beautiful.' ~Maggie

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"Tomorrow you'll be mine in every way, every sense, every second, but I know that no matter how tight I hold you, it'll never be close enough. No matter how long or hard or passionately I kiss your lips, it'll never be sating." ~Caleb


My Thoughts
So sad to see it end...

I enjoyed Independence. The tone of the book was less anti climatic oppose to it's predecess...more
Jodie
17 December, 2012.

The time has come.

Mood: excited!



21 December, 2012
If there was a Caleb in this world, I am so going to run after him!

Who wants a Caleb?! Hands up!

"Consumed, happy, married and together. This was it, what it was like to be real significants. Finally. Forever. Mine."

It has ended. The significance novels have ended.. Oh god, I am so going to miss Caleb! He is just too perfect to be true, shame on reality shame on the real guys hahah. My standard for guys just went up too much.

Ok en...more
Chlo
I can't wait!!!! Literally!
How am I supposed to wait till the END OF THE YEAR to read this? And how am I supposed to say goodbye to this series???

The cover *grin*
Well, red dress, bare feet, that explains it all and I just can't wait to read it' HURRY UP SHELLY!!!

OMG these teasers are just KILLING me. Emphasis on the kill :D I don't know if I can wait another month :(


UPDATE: OMG II LOVELOVELOVELOVE this,.....but I'm sad to say goodbye :(

Real review once i re-read :D
Iva
Feb 18, 2013 Iva marked it as to-read
It's the last one!:( I can't wait, but I also don't want it to end.
Ahh, it's the red dress! giggle* :P
Tadeja
UPDATE:
When I finished the book I practically ran to the computer to write the review. What can I say? This book was perfect! I'm sad that it's over but I couldn't have asked for a better ending. I could not put the book down until I was finished.. And I LOVED the fact that this book was written in both Caleb's and Maggie's POV! So thank you for that.. I absolutely adore Caleb! He's just perfect in every single way!
This book made me laugh at the cute witty comments and cry at the sad and happy...more
Mitha
Oh My GOD! I can't believe this! The last book? Really?? Seriously???
I'm gonna have a terrible...terrible...terrible...withdrawal, swear to God! Though I honestly can't wait to find the happy ending at last, but it still sucks that I'd have to say goodbye to Maggie, and especially Caleb (the best hero ever!) and their amazingly beautiful love story. But, seriously, CAN'T WAIT to read this book! :D


Awww...what a book! Maybe I was just too attached to the series and that's why I loved this book so...more
Christy
Bittersweet would be my one word to describe this book. This series is simply amazing, with just one touch to be able to know you have found your true soul mate! Caleb and Maggie are just too adorable for words and love that although there was some conflict the book didn't center around it, but instead the anticipation of good things to come. Loved the end, and always highly recommend anything written by Shelly Crane!
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Independence is book four in the Significance series by Shelly Crane. I have been invested in the series since earlier this year and in the Fall of 2012 it was announced the series is becoming a movie. I have not been the biggest fan of the series but after reading the first three books of course I was going to read the final installment of the series.

It’s hard to think that the entire Significance series all took place over a few weeks time. Cal...more
CJ
I was excited about the final book in the significance series. I loved the previous three, and have re-read them all a number of times. There is just something beautiful about the way the romance between Caleb and Maggie is written, it is so sweet and tender that it just makes me sigh. I was so eager to read about their happy ever after in Independence wanting to get lost in that great connection. It is actually hurts a bit to write this, but Independence left me disappointed.

Let me start with t...more
Tegan
A stunning series! I cannot wait to read this book, I have already read the other 3 countless times and I just ADORE Caleb! Don't rush this Shelly, take your time... I have heard rumours that you're going to write this book from Caleb AND Maggie's POV,please tell me this is true! Reverence was so sweet! When I discovered that it would be published at the end of the year I actually cried hysterically for ages (this is not a lie)! I am praying that it comes out in England the same time in the USA!...more
Jenna Roads
This is the last book in the Significance Series (which the first book 'Significance') is being made into a movie as I write this. I am so excited because I loved this series! In this final book you will find the unshakeable love between Maggie and Caleb continues. It would seem that they can't get a break from turmoil.
Marcus is still causing trouble. Caleb is torn between doing what is right for his family and what is right for himself. Maggie must stop Marcus and protect her people. You get to...more
Varsha
Ohh....the cover.... that's the vision for Maggie and Caleb's wedding!!!!! Gosh I'm really excited and cant wait for this last book!!

Its so sad to see the Significance series come to an end. I've been a huge Shelly Crane fan ever since i read the first book.
Independence mainly focused on the romance and there wasn't much action but I'm certainly not complaining. It made me so happy to see how things turned out in the end. Not just for Caleb and Maggie but everyone else too. Caleb and Maggie hav...more
Christy
You don’t choose your life, your life chooses you.

The last of the Significance series...It’s bittersweet, I loved this book, but I am sad to see Caleb and Maggie’s story end!

Maggie and Caleb have been through a lot in the last few weeks...(read the first three books and you will know exactly what :D) but now its time for the big event... THE WEDDING! There was still some action in this, though not quite as much as the last two books, which was fine with me! Loved Maggie, Caleb was still his swe...more
Karitsa
I was rather sad when I started this book, it was going to end *Insert Darth Vader NOOOO here*

I tried to read it slow... FAIL.
I read it in one night like the others.
I never knew I could be effected by books so much!

My husband is now reading the start of this series, he picked up my kindle right at the end of independence to see what it was about and started reading out the parts in a lovey voice as if to pay me out.. Until he started reading about all the shit that goes down on that beach.
He...more
Jacqueline's Reads
The series is done!!!!! Well for Maggie and Caleb. What a great way to round out everything.

4 to 4.5 stars .... full review to follow
Pearlie
oh man, oh man, OH MAN!!!! I cannot wait for this book!!!! I am pulling out my hair with anxious desperation for this book to come out!! I don't even know if that makes sense but oh my word I want this book!!!!
Laura YA indie princess
I loved it but sad to see the series end!!!
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WHAT A GOOD WAY TO START MY YEAR


I have been following this series for like.. forever, I guess. And I can really say that I'm one of the biggest fan. I'm one of the biggest, shameless stalker of Ms. Crane because of this series. I'm so proud of this story I could just scream and not just cuz it's new year! THIS BOOK MAY JUST AS WELL HAVE A SIGN THAT SAYS:

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I love how Maggie and Caleb grew.. and now, I sure love how their story ended. Albeit, it wasn't as eventful as I thought it would be, it's sti...more
Rachel Lynn Sterling
LOVED this series BUT….I was a little disappointed in this final installment. All of the other books in this series had me captivated from the beginning and I didn’t want to put them down. This one just didn’t capture me the way the others did. It felt more like the end to the third installment than a complete story.

I fell in love with Maggie & Caleb in the very first book, but couldn’t believe how stupid they were in this one. I kept saying (out loud, by the way) “Well, duh!!” every time t...more
Mandy (I read Indie) Anderson
Maggie and Caleb are headed back home from London to help out a friend who has recently become the latest victim of Marcus and his sick idea of revenge. They should have known he wouldn’t stop just because he is human now. Maggie just wants a normal life again and to marry Caleb, her Significant. In order to get all that dreams of she must stop Marcus and protect her new (and recently expanded) family. But will a vision from the past become reality and destroy their future? Will Maggie risk it a...more
Chris Kuhn
Aah. I'm still thinking about the satisfying conclusion of this four-part series. This will be an incredibly difficult book to review without giving away anything, but I am so determined not to spoil for other readers that I will find a way...

This final installment of Shelly Crane's SIGNIFICANCE series brings us back to our lead characters Maggie Masters and Caleb Jacobson in the aftermath of the annual Reunification Ceremony of the Aces and their family clans. Crane certainly got a little impri...more
Brianna
Wow. Just wow.

What an incredible ending to an incredible series. I was always on the edge of my seat, never knowing what has going to happen next. I absolutely loved the wedding, Maggie and Caleb saving Beck and Ralph.... I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have two things I need to say. The first thing is that I love the way that this series seems like it actually happens. I don't distinguish this series by Book 1, 2, 3, or 4. It seems like someone's life, which was unusual for bo...more
Abby
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Octavia
I am so sad that it is over, but ecstatic that Caleb and Maggie have their "happy ending". Like the rest of the books in the Significance series I finished this book in one sitting and I really did try to read as slow as possible so it would last a little longer. But I guess nothing last forever. Not even this amazing series Ms. Crane has given me us.

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Angel Cullen
Can't wait for it to come out !

Edit:18/08/2012
Finally a publication date!!!again Can't waaaaaaaaait!



18.Dec.2012
I just couldn't wait until I finished this book to say this ...
I LOVE ADORE ♥ Caleb!♥

and having both Maggie's & Caleb's POV...WOW!...
If you adored Caleb before wait until you get inside his head even more than in
Reverence

Okay,back to reading Independence
Cindy So
5 HUGE ASS STARS FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES!

Hands down this was one of the best series I've read this year! :)

Caleb.. Oh , Caleb.. Granted he can be a little cheesy sometimes, but dang, he's just so sweet! *sigh*

And Maggie, she's an absolutely great heroine. I know we often want to strangle and slap the living lights out of the heroines we read. But she's an exception! I love HER!

I won't go over how I love each character (well obviously except for the Wastons, and that darn Marcus) 'cos it'll make th...more
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Shelly is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author from a small town in Georgia and loves everything about the south. She is wife to a fantastical husband and stay at home mom to two boisterous and mischievous boys who keep her on her toes. They currently reside in scorching North Florida. She loves to spend time with her family, binge on candy corn, go out to eat at new restaurants, bu...more
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