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Portrait of a Protégé

(Portraits #2)

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Four years after the close of Portrait of a Girl Running, Leila is twenty-two and living on a pretty little lake in New Hampshire. A new set of circumstances throws her into a repeating cycle of grief that twists and morphs into unexpected and powerful emotions. Leila must finally confront her fears and learn to let go while navigating the field of psychology, protecting h ...more
Paperback, 334 pages
Published October 14th 2013 by Straw Hill Publishing (first published October 12th 2013)
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Anne Gallagher
Nov 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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This is the sequel to Portrait of a Girl Running, and if I had known what was going to happen to Leila in this book, well, I think I would have bought more Kleenex.

Chicoine has a mastery over words that I just can't fathom. She brings us into Leila's world with such depth and emotion that I swear I am right there in it. Again, Leila is in a constant state of change, with more tragedy to deal with, but also, a ray of hope that somehow she'll get through it and get to the other side. I couldn't he
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Ariffa Bevin
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Portrait of a Protégé is the outstanding sequel to Portrait of a Girl Running. It definitely took me on an enjoyable ride that was filled with unexpected twists and turns. It may not seem like it to some (considering all that happens to Leila), but J.B. Chicoine was definitely thinking of her readers in this one. She provides a wonderfully quirky and amusing segment at the end of the book that gives us a glimpse inside her mind. Not many authors do that.

Like Girl Running, Protégé is a novel that
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3 stars. I liked it, I did. Genuinely. The writing is still of quality, and the characters are still all well fleshed out and relatable.

But this one started feeling a bit too much like a soap opera, for me. So many male characters all vying for Leila at the same time, and she's not even really (view spoiler), so it just felt... I dunno. Tiring. Or something.

And I'm really not sure why she acted so childishly re: Clarence and Angela.
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Turk
Oct 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
After reading Portrait of a Girl Running, I was anxious to see where Chicoine would take Leila, Ian Brigham and Clarence Myles’ story. The author did not disappoint, although I have to say I have mixed feelings about some of the turns this story takes. I won’t give anything away, but from the outset, I sensed something had gone very wrong in Leila’s new life up in New Hampshire, as if she hadn’t already been through enough. Chicoine gradually reveals what transpired in the past several years, cu ...more
Shelly
Jan 31, 2014 rated it liked it
I finished this book a few weeks ago, but couldn’t decide how to rate it right away. I thoroughly enjoyed the way it is written and the emotion and detail that flow throughout the story. Some of the underlying themes were a bit much for me, though. I understand that people often reach out in strange ways when they are suffering from severe trauma in their lives, but I almost wanted to skip over parts where the main character acts like a thirteen year old with a crush since she did not act that w ...more
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J. B. Chicoine was born on Long Island, New York, and grew up in Amityville during the 1960s and 70s. She has lived in New Hampshire, Kansas City and Michigan. She enjoys setting her stories in New England.

She has been writing stories since she was a girl, but didn't complete a novel until she was nearly thirty. Since then, she has completed four more novels; UNCHARTED: Story for a Shipwright, SPI
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