I did something that I have never done before...I read this book without reading any reviews and without reading the description. I've only read one oI did something that I have never done before...I read this book without reading any reviews and without reading the description. I've only read one other book by Colleen Hoover and I had confidence that It Ends With Us would be a good book.
Omg! If you want a book with relatable characters, read this book. If you want a book that will make you laugh, read this book. If you want a book that will make your heart break, read this book. If you want to experience every emotion possible, read this book. Colleen Hoover has made me laugh, made me cry, made me experience so much heartache, and made me love her and hate her at the same time. She is an amazing author that does a fantastic job of writing about characters with real issues and relatable experiences. By the time I'm done reading, I feel like these characters are my long lost friends.
Please read this book. I don't think you'll regret it. Now on to my next Colleen Hoover book!...more
Amelia Bradshaw studied architecture in France and returned to her home in San Francisco and experienced that tragic earthquake of 1906. A Race to SplAmelia Bradshaw studied architecture in France and returned to her home in San Francisco and experienced that tragic earthquake of 1906. A Race to Splendor is a beautifully written novel about tragedy, perseverance, and overcoming obstacles even when you feel you should give up. It shows that having strength can help you overcome anything. That even in the aftermath of a tragic event, unlikely allies become friends and love can happen when least expected. Ciji Ware does a wonderful job of world building and making you feel like you're a part of the characters's lives and experiencing the aftermath of the earthquake along with them and the rest of San Francisco. I recommend this book to anyone that is a fan of historical fiction, likes having strong female lead characters, realistic love stories, or just want to have a good book to read. I don't think you'll be disappointed once you start reading it....more
When I came across The Ruins of Lace, I read some of the reviews and at least one mentioned that they didn't like how it is narrated in multiple charaWhen I came across The Ruins of Lace, I read some of the reviews and at least one mentioned that they didn't like how it is narrated in multiple characters' points of view. I've read several books that jump between different points of view...some work great, some not so much. Iris Anthony definitely made it work. I don't see how The Ruins of Lace would've been as good if it was from one person's perspective or written in third person.
Like lace, the characters' stories are intricately interwoven. Having it written in multiple views helped me connect with the story and characters more. It helped me know and understand them more. The only complaint that I could have was that I didn't want it to end!
The Ruins of Lace is a beautifully written historical fiction novel that shows what some people would do to get what was taken from them, and the trials they would endure for the people that they love....more
I didn't like classics for the longest time but one of my friends has been trying to get me to read more classics and has had help from the reading chI didn't like classics for the longest time but one of my friends has been trying to get me to read more classics and has had help from the reading challenges that I've been participating in. Jane Eyre came with a very high recommendation from her because "it is such a good book" which caused me to have high expectations. I was still nervous going in because it's a classic. With that said, I was not disappointed and am glad that I read Jane Eyre.
Miss Brontë did an excellent job of descriptive writing without having pages and pages and pages of details. She gave you enough to feed your imagination without going overboard. For me, Jane Eyre was a completely relatable character because, in her own words, she is "plain". When Miss Eyre had a triumph, I enjoyed it with her. When Miss Eyre had a downfall, my heart broke with hers. Miss Eyre has hard times when she is living with her Aunt Mrs. Reed and again at Lowood. Once she is grown, her life starts turning around but it makes her think "this is too good to be true". I think Miss Eyre's biggest enemy is herself because she doesn't think she deserves much but, in a way, that made her more likable for me. Jane Eyre is definitely a rollercoaster book and there are parts that brought tears to my eyes.
I recommend this book to anyone that loves classics but also to anyone that doesn't like classics. If you like romance, relatable characters, descriptive writing, and seeing someone overcome obstacles, I highly recommend this book because, as my friend said, it is such a good book....more