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Independence

(Significance Series #4)

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4.32  ·  Rating details ·  16,524 ratings  ·  859 reviews
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 Kiss Me Publications, LLC (first published January 1st 2012)
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Shelly Crane
Mar 11, 2012 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
Mar 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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.
Snow White
Apr 26, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Mar 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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Alexis *Reality Bites*
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 predeces
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Jodie
Jun 16, 2012 rated it liked it
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
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Iva
Mar 11, 2012 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
Dominika
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5
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
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Christy
Mar 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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!
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
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Jessica's Book Review
Jun 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
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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
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Tegan
May 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Christy
Dec 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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 sw
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Jenna Roads
Oct 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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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
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Karitsa
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
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Brittany Risko
May 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
2019 re-read: I still thought this book was cute. I didn't really think it picked up until toward the end. Most of it was just everyone kissing which got super annoying. I thought this was a great ending to Maggie and Caleb's story. I loved that the epilogue showed them 2 years from then and then again 5 years. (view spoiler) ...more
Pearl_Jam
Oct 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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!!!!
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
Laura's Book Addiction
Mar 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012
I loved it but sad to see the series end!!!
Ciera
Oct 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
Cute ending to the series! I'm glad things were all tied up nicely.
Chris Kuhn
Jan 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
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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
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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
Anna
Mar 12, 2012 rated it it was ok
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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
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Abby
Dec 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Jillian
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
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Octavia
Mar 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: covergasm
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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Significance Series (6 books)
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