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Lynne & Hope

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Lynne and Hope are sisters – they share parents, living space, but that’s pretty much it.

Until one day when Lynne has to run and rely on the sister she hates to save her.

If Hope fails, Lynne’s going to jail and she can kiss her perfect job goodbye, but if she succeeds will Lynne be able to swallow her pride and see Hope for who she really is?
Kindle Edition, 199 pages
Published July 9th 2012 by Bug Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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Devi Nair
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks, mystery
Genre: Suspense / Drama / Family
My Review:

The relationship between siblings are always funny. They never start of as best friends. Sometimes it is remains strained throughout their lives. Sometimes it becomes better with time and siblings become best friends. Sometimes it starts off well but sours down the lane. Lynne and Hope is about two such sisters, who started off on a positive note but soured over the time because of an accident which resulted in Hope confined to a wheelchair.

The story is
Diane (Books and Tequila Blog)
3.5 Stars
Lynne and Hope is a cute story. A bit of murder mystery mixed with family drama.
Hope is confined to a wheelchair since an accident when she was 5 years old. She looks up to her older sister Lynne and aspires to be like her, but is coddled quite a bit by her parents. Lynne resents the attention paid to Hope because it has always overshadowed her own achievements.

"Normal sisters, tolerating each other, none of that bonding or ‘sisters by chance, friends by choice’ crap."

When Lynne is im
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
First and Foremost, I really liked this story. Once I picked it up, I could hardly put it down. It was very easy to read and follow.
There were a few issues I did have with it, and that it was that, for a british-set book, it came across as americanised to me. I'm just quite sensitive to dialect and written speech patterns, and it just came across as non-british to me. (Which I know it's odd, but I found it had a similar style to Jodi Picoult's Handle With Care, but thankfully written SO much bet
J.D. Dudycha
Dec 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
"Lynne & Hope," was a well written story that parallels two sisters. I thoroughly enjoyed the writing style and appreciated the storyline, but I had a hard time connecting with either of the main character's, Lynne or Hope. I felt the speed of the novel was a little slow at times, and was disappointed with how the character's came out of their predicament.

Lynne and Hope's relationships was diabolical, and to me, hard to believe, but there are people who do battle with their siblings that much. I
Joey Paul
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Reviewed By Ruffina Oserio for Readers’ Favorite - 5 STARS

Lynne & Hope by Joey Paul is a gorgeous story that explores family relationships, family drama, and how tragedy can affect the health of a family. We are introduced to two sisters, Lynne and Hope. Lynne and her younger sister have lived peacefully until the day that Hope had an auto accident in which she became paralyzed in the lower part of her body and the driver lost his life. This happened on Lynne’s fifteenth
Shivani Rohella
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lynne and Hope by Joey Paul is a story of two sisters. Lynne worked in a Crime Lab, while Hope a fifteen year old girl met with an accident which had rendered her paralysed. However, they did not share a strong bond. Their lives change when Lynne got arrested in the geriatric lady killer case. A series of twists and turns followed it, while Hope tried to save her sister and uncover the truth.
The book was well written and kept me hooked. Although it was bit predictable, I enjoyed reading it. Alo
Charlotte Isaac
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-books
This was a interesting story, especially with all the techniques described in the story.

Lynne is a workaholic, but also resentful of things from her past. She loves her job, and only trusts certain people. I liked her even though she was very mean, but you could tell why she felt the way she did.

Hope is lonely, and wants to make friends with her sister, even though she is treated nastily. She wants to become like her sister, but has problems with her parents being overbearing. I really liked Hop
Sukaina Majeed
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lynne and Hope was certainly not something I had expected to come out of this story. A story of two sisters who distanced over the years and then comes a situation where they have to work together. A very simple,true story about sisterhood and the reality of a life living together as sisters. A very emotional read since I have a sister. I got to read about Lynne and Hope both as individuals and as sisters. But the ending was dragged a little too much and the book could have ended much earlier.
Reading with 2 book lovers
Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
this is a first read for me by this author and wow what a great book. i really feel like i connected to the characters lynne and hope as they have a sibling relationship much like my own with my sister. what a great book.
i voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book
Feb 15, 2017 rated it liked it
This book isn't a normal read, but it was interesting. I found myself trying to work out what was really going on. The relationship between Lynne and Hope was a pretty typical sibling relationship except Hope was also disabled. All over, a decent read. ...more
J.B. Garner
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
From The Musings of a Starving Author:

The difficulty sometimes with sitting down to a young-adult themed meal when you’re pushing forty should be obvious. If I need to spell it out, well, it’s the fact that you aren’t the age the meal is flavored for, so you may not always be able to enter that mindset. I almost fell into that trap myself when I starting digging into Lynne & Hope, but I managed to pull myself out before I went too far astray. Does that mean good things or bad things for the qual
Ria Alexander  - Reading Is Our Satisfaction
LYNNE & HOPE are sisters. Nothing unusual you say. Once they had a wonderful relationship. Slowly over time this relationship has been eaten away, mainly due to an accident that has Hope confned to a wheelchair for the rest of her life.

This is the first book by Joey Paul that I have read and i have to say it was very enjoyable. i had a hard time putting it down. Coming from a family where not all siblings get along, I could relate to some of the instances that were described in the book. But, I
Feb 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Cute Book- Meant for a Younger Group
This was a cute book, but I don't even know if it's YA, or maybe I'm just getting older. This is a Babysitter's Club mystery type book with a sibling and family drama twist, which could still happen in a Babysitter's Club book. I read those books when I was around 10 yrs old. It's still a cute book, but not for me and I read YA still. I would give this to my nieces or someone in the 8-13 age group. The one thing that I did LOVE, was that this book has a charac
Shannon Davison
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The story of two sisters who are at odds with one another. Lynne resents Hope and poor Hope just wants Lynne to be nice to her. I enjoyed reading this book. Typical sibling rivalry that is more intense due to a handicap. The age gap surely doesn't help either. Loved they mystery aspect too. I voluntarily reviewed a copy via Quirky Blind Date with a Book. ...more
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Not my usual fare but enjoyable enough for a weekend read
Cori Nichols
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. The whole idea that a teenager could help with a crime was great. The best part was that each chapter was labeled so you knew which sister was talking.
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Joey Paul is new to me, and I went into this book blind. Glad I did, I enjoyed the story and characters very much. It took me a lil bit to figure out where the setting of the book was, but once I figured it out, a couple of things fell into place for me. I'm not too familiar with the lingo, so that was one thing. Another was the tea, they like their tea! Anyway, a good book, I felt like it was more centered around young adult, but good nonetheless. I'd recommend it. ...more
Brenda Perlin
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I absolutely love this authors relatable, touchable, and easy writing style and the ongoing sarcastic humor. She has a way of taking you in as if you've been there the whole time. There is a realness to this story (and the authors others) that not only pull on your heartstrings but connects you as a reader. Reminds me of my favorite children's author, Judy Blume in the way the author allows you to make the story your own. This is not a compliment to take lightly as I can't recall ever saying thi
C.L. Heckman
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story is so beautifully written that when you are finished, you walk away still thinking about it and how it has affected you as a reader. The way the author stays in first person and switches back and forth between the sisters, always keeps you intrigued. The story follows a pair of sisters, who each has their own story to tell. Lynne is constantly battling with her resentment against her little sister, Hope, while trying to keep up on the overwhelming hours of her amazing job. Hope, who w ...more
Angela James
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. For a young adult aka YA book, it had plenty of angst, suspense, and complexity to keep me interested!
Robert Jr.
Jun 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This review is from: Lynne & Hope (Kindle Edition)
Review by Robert K. Swisher Jr.

Lynne and Hope is a touching story about the relationship between two sisters - one has suffered a tragic accident and ends up in a wheelchair while the other pours herself into her job. The sisters are separated by ten years. Each tells their own story. The novel is filled with all the emotions people go through with their siblings from resentment to jealously to love, but always in the end being family. If you enj
Sep 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sisters at Odds.

This novel shows the often-complicated relationship between siblings. These sisters are at odds with one another due to an accident when Hope was five years old. Resentment and misunderstanding fester over the years causing an ever-widening breach between Lynne and Hope.

Due to another unfortunate event in their lives, they finally realize how much they love one another. Don’t worry I haven’t given away the plot. There is much left for you to discover in this touching story. Anot
Mia Natal
Sep 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Heartfelt tale of two sisters, Lynne & Hope. The dynamics of these two sisters is realistic with sibling rivalry, we encounter jealousy, envy and love, yes love. After all family is family. We may fight with family, we may be jealous of success, which are all natural and just plain human nature, but in the end we come together with one common bound, Love!! Joey Paul captured family dynamics and weaved a truly amazing read! I highly recommend this story.
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Not my normal read ... the sister relationship between these two is miserable. Lynne is mad at Hope for something that's not her fault. But when Lynne needs help she turns to Hope and Hope does it easily. Hope gets the short end of the stick but eventually Lynne gets a clue!!! ...more
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Joey Paul is a multi-award-winning indie author, exploring young adult. She has released nineteen books so far, with another due out in 2022. Her current works include the "Dying Thoughts" series, which is eight books, the "Lights Out" trilogy, the "Cramping Chronicles" series, as well as several standalone novels. She writes across genres, with crime, mystery, paranormal, sci-fi and dystopian bei ...more

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