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Ripple the Twine

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  12 reviews
A Tomboy-meets-Townie love story and tale about how friendship can save your life. Sara Quinn is a Sportswriter from Boston and over the past year she has started to earn major respect in the local market. In the process, however, she abandoned her personal relationships and put her emotions in the box. Regardless of her self-imposed timeout, a friend introduces her to ...more
Paperback, First, 322 pages
Published April 20th 2012 by Writesy Press (first published April 1st 2012)
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Ginger Cooke
Jul 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
I had this grand plan to review this book in great depth when I read it. Really. The problem is that I read it over a month ago and I can't seem to find the words I want to describe this book for all of you new readers. The issue is that is that no matter what I say I'm going to either sound like I'm sucking up or being overly critical because I consider the author to be a very good friend of mine...and I want you to know that this review is sincere. I'm not just trying to get you to read my ...more
Aug 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
A love story about a Tomboy and a Townie ... and the powerful bond of friendship that can change one girl's life.

Sara Quinn is a thirty-something single tomboy, who grew up loving her Boston sports teams (especially the Boston Bruins) so much that she became a Boston sportswriter. Dedicated to her career and reaping the benefits of success, she has decided to take a break from the dating/relationship scene. Sara has a tough exterior that shields her from the dramas of love, only to mask the pain
Laura Chapman
Aug 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great for the reader who loves stories about a tight-knit group of friends and dreamy men with accents, Jenn Flynn-Shon's Ripple the Twine tells the story of a hard-working woman at a major crossroads in her life.

Well-developed, realistic characters with relatable issues made this book a solid read from the get-go. Sara's band of friends are close and willing to go to great lengths for each other. But each is completely unique, which makes their dynamic all the more interesting.

Plus, you all
Samantha March
Aug 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Jenn Flynn-Shon is on tour with CLP Blog Tours and Ripple the Twine. Sara Quinn, a sportswriter, is invested in her career and earning the respect she knows she deserves. While being focused on her writing and sports, she decides she needs a much needed break from the dating world. But just when she decides to give her love life a timeout, she is introduced to Ben – and she starts to question her self-imposed break. But around that same time, her friends start to go through some difficult ...more
Lisa (lifeinlit)
Aug 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really loved this book. As her debut novel, I think Jenn Flynn-Shon did a wonderful job at gaining new fans.

Ripple the Twine is a light, quick read that I thoroughly loved from beginning to end. Though the characters face very real-life issues, it was not an emotional read as much as an enjoyable one. The characters were extremely realistic, relateable, and likeable right off the bat. I related quite a bit to Sara, and I think many others will as well.

I do have to comment on the cover, which
Chrissy (The Every Free Chance Reader)
Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. I read it every free chance I had and finished it in about 2 days. I did not want to put it down. It was a quick read that held my attention and wouldn't let go.

I liked that the four friends - Robyn, Perth, Sara, and Edward - were a family. They all cared about each other and were there for each other. As with all families, they tried to keep things from one another but the truth always comes out...and for the better. I felt for each of them and
Apr 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Jenn is a friend - just have to say that right at the start. And this is a light little read to while away your time by the pool or wherever you're spending your summer hols. Sara and her friends are people just like you - just like me. People who make mistakes and jump to conclusions and are willing to take a chance that this might work out.

Well done Jenn. I look forward to the next one!
May 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love how the author made the characters come to life so I actually felt what they felt and wanted the same outcomes that they sought. Loved the ‘Townie’ lingo and all the places written about were great reminders of the area I grew up in but left so long ago brought me back. Easy Read and well written.
Apr 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. Chapter headings added so much. The writing is in the realm of Phyllis Whitney and Mary Higgins Clark -- right up my alley.

Can't wait for the next book by this author! Loved it.
May 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
I'm stingy with my five stars, Jenn. But I did really like your book. What a fun read. The characters had a lot of depth, but we're still realistic. Loved all the Boston details. "wicked" always cracks me up. I'm such a Midwesterner. And just loved Sara and Ben.

AKA Alice.
May 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Such a fun read. Jenn has brought some really cool characters to life - and in my neighborhood! The perfect book for the beach or by the pool.
Ann Videan
Aug 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this light read very much. Jenn Flynn-Shon created interesting, likeable characters; surprised me with a few unexpected twists; and, even as a non-sports fan, showed me how to appreciate hockey. The sport framed the story nicely, although I don't recall seeing the meaning of "ripple the twine" (scoring a hockey goal) anywhere in the book. I would have rated this book five stars if better edited, including more active voice, and if the writing incorporated more "showing" rather than ...more
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Author Jenn Flynn-Shon writes books for people who need escape from our jacked up world. All of her books are focused on sassy Tomboy leading ladies, punchy, raw dialogue, romantic suspense, love, and sexy meet-cutes.

She’s been writing fiction for close to 35 years and founded her micro-press, Writesy Press, LLC, in 2012 to publish her now-retired first novel, "Ripple the Twine". Since 2012, Jenn