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In the heartland of oil money, Jaye Davis spends her whirlwind existence trapped in the battlefields of high fashion. After escaping a turbulent past and leaving everything behind, she struggles to find her place in the world. Because Jaye Davis isn’t her real name. She’s a player in the witness protection program leading a dual existence.

Once her fabricated id
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Kindle Edition, 228 pages
Published November 10th 2012 by Britt Skrabanek (first published November 4th 2012)
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Carrie
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: indies
One of the enjoyable things about reading indie books is, like indie movies, they don't have to follow rigid genre expectations. Sometimes it's nice to simply see where a book takes you without having preconceived assumptions. "Everything's Not Bigger" is one of those books. A small part of it has a mystery/thriller vibe to it, another part has romance, but the biggest part is a woman coming into her own--trying to figure out where she fits in this world.

What I loved so much about the writing i
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Dannie Hill
Dec 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I won’t go into the plot—read for yourself.

The author took me from the oppressive heat of Texas to Fall in Prague. I could actually see the beautiful old city and the people that live there in her descriptive writing. I laughed out loud at some of the predicaments the main character found herself in trying to adjust to her new life.

I found the main character Jaye(Sigourney) so delightful I was rooting for her through all her trials and troubles. The ending was perfect—just what I li
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Jennifer Yoder
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Jaye Davis at first seems like a wannabe Texas socialite. She has a job at a high end retail store, dresses like shes from money and parties as though nothing bad can go wrong. But Jaye isnt who everyone she thinks; she has a secret life in the witness protection service due to a past that may be catching up to her.

This book starts off really good. It flips back and forth between the past and present, showing Jaye in her current life as well as her former as Sig. Jaye isnt perfect, that's obvio
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Viga Boland
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I selected this book, I never expected to enjoy it as much as I did. It's not my usual genre. But I suddenly found myself totally immersed in the character of Jaye/Sig, her need to mask her true self...even from herself...and her reasons for being who she is and how she came to be where she is when we first meet her.

To understand that summation, you need to read the book. But let me put it this way, once I started, I couldn't put this delightful story down. It's a modern fairy tale with a
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Rachel (Life of a Female Bibliophile)
This was such a good book! I was hooked from the beginning to end. Skrabanek is a great writer and she puts a lot of work and detail into her writing. It was a very overall immersive reading experience.

I liked reading about Sig's journey and how she works hard not only to find herself and but heal from wound of the past and her and her abusive ex. Its not easy and there's set backs along the way, but everything comes full circle. I felt that the characters were realistic and and relatable. It s
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Amanda Waters
Apr 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Everything's Not Bigger starts out strong -- Jaye Davis is a young woman in witness protection, lost inside her false persona and partying to drown her feelings of loss and loneliness. An unsettling blast from her past prompts her to make a fresh start halfway around the world in an attempt to rediscover who she really is. Jaye is a realistic character -- both sympathetic and maddening -- her story is both heartbreaking and hopeful, and her emotional journey through the book is compelling. While ...more
sophie clark
Apr 16, 2019 rated it liked it
This novel tells the story of Jaye, a woman growing increasingly despondent over her superficial, isolated life as a fashion store attendant in Dallas. To make matters worse, Jaye is guarding a dangerous secret and the years running from her past have taken a toll on her. The author takes a unique approach to revealing what caused Jaye to enter Witness Protection and how this impacts her in the present. While there are certainly dark elements in this book, it is a breeze to read and I finished i ...more
Karen
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Everything's Not Bigger is a quick pace, drama filled story about a strong woman named Jaye who is running from her past in search of her true self. The reader will find Jaye, a member of the witness protection program, likable and authentic. The narrative does an exceptional job when describing Texas and has moments of suspense peppered with others of humor and romance. The first half of the story kept me a little more engaged than the second, but overall, an interesting story.
Mary Jo Malo
Aug 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Cyber-quill rated it 5 of 5 stars
What do Dallas high fashion retail salespeople, basset hounds, suburban swingers, Czech cuisine, narcotics detectives, Romani (Gypsies), gay trust fund debauchees, and witness protection all have in common? Answer: Jaye Davis.

So move over Sophie Kinsella and Tom Robbins and make room for one of the most thoroughly modern female protagonists ever created. And, as a delightful bonus, find that all of Britt Skrabanek's other characters in this novel are not b
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Cyber-quill
Feb 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What do Dallas high fashion retail salespeople, basset hounds, suburban swingers, Czech cuisine, narcotics detectives, Romani (Gypsies), gay trust fund debauchees, and witness protection all have in common? Answer: Jaye Davis.

So move over Sophie Kinsella and Tom Robbins and make room for one of the most thoroughly modern female protagonists ever created. And, as a delightful bonus, find that all of Britt Skrabanek's other characters in this novel are not bigger than life; they each ring true wi
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Julie
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In her second book, Britt takes us from the bubbly heat of Dallas, TX, to the resplendissant colors of the fall in Prague, following the self-discovery of another strong female character. Again, we are drawn and completely smitten with the few characters of this story because everything is so well-described, accurate, strangely endearing and passionate, nothing exagerated.

what, you're not reading it yet?!?
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Britt Skrabanek is a fiction author living in Portland, Oregon. She enjoys writing about bold female characters who use their misconstrued sass and wit for good, no matter how sticky the situation may be. She is blissfully married, has two delightfully incorrigible cats and loves to experience the world--all of its quirky beauty inspires her endlessly. Her favorite authors are Ken Follett and Ian ...more