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Finding Pride

(The Pride #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  6,058 ratings  ·  419 reviews
Megan Kimble has finally freed herself from years of abuse at the hands of her ex. Now she can finally start a new life and figure out just who she really is. When her brother Matt dies suddenly, she takes a big risk and moves cross country to live in his house and take over his new business. This could be the chance she’s needed. There’s only one problem now. She can’t ...more
Paperback, 286 pages
Published 2014 by Jill Sanders (first published October 1st 2012)
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Feb 03, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ms Sanders has an interesting plot and likeable characters. It's a shame this promising novel is flawed by far too many spelling errors, sentence fragments, and comma splices.

Even a character's name is spelled several different ways...Derrick, Derek, etc. The word "cloths" is used repeatedly when "clothes" is obviously meant. There's no excuse for this kind of proofreading errors. This reads like a very tentative first draft. I hope Ms Sanders can find several good proofreaders to catch the
Jill Sanders
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 13, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Megan Kimble lands in Pride, Oregon to attend her older brother's funeral and plans to remain there until she figures out what's next for her. It doesn't take long for her to be embraced by the people of the town and the Jordan siblings, especially Todd, who is immediately drawn to her. Megan is just out of an abusive marriage and is still wearing the evidence of that brutality.

My rating for the book has nothing and everything to do with the story. I'm not usually very picky about grammatical
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was free on Amazon and it is the first time that I have read something from this writer.
It will certainly not be the last time that I’m going to read something from this author.
Finding Pride by Jill Sanders (The Pride Series Book 1)

I was given this book as a R2R in exchange for my honest opinion.

I Just completed a re-read of Finding Pride. I loved it just as much this time, if not maybe even more. Now that I've read the series and part of the next series, I find Pride even more charming. Where can I book my reservation for the B&B? A nice little stay there would be perfect.

Original Review: 5.12-13.13
So, I know the saying goes, "Don't judge a book by it's
This was a free download. I only managed to read 2 chapters before I had to quit. The editing was so horrible my left eye started twitching. Grammatical and typographical errors, poor sentence structure, etc. Even grade school mistakes like "a oak". No. Just no.
Jun 16, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, r2r
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Finding Pride is the first in a series which will revolve around the lives of the residents of Pride, Oregon. This book is the story of Megan, who arrives in Pride to bury her brother who has died in an accident. He has left her his house and property, which he was in the process of turning into a B&B and cabin rental. Megan is fleeing from abuse and feels that she will be able to make a fresh start with the
Jan 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book, Jill is obviously a very good story teller and the tale rattles along at a good speed without veering off course. The main characters are flawed, but believably so, and there is much merit in the way they fit around the more minor characters in the book. I got a strong sense of the relationship that Megan shared with her brother, which was an enviable one and well defined. The relationship with her ex-husband is well described and I was left in no doubt as to why Megan ...more
Brandon Collier
I spent a weekend reading this novel, and although I'm not a fan of the romance genre, I found myself reading frantically to the very last page. A well developed plot and characters to care for, Finding Pride tells the story of Megan Kimble, escaping her past and trying to begin a new future. Megan has a heartbreaking backstory, and you pull for her any chance you get. I really like the message of starting over and getting a second chance in life. The negatives are that the book is in need of ...more
Aug 31, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lot of "romance" in this one. Ya' know what? Some things are just left better to the imagination.....sometimes less is more.

The story itself was pretty good. Biggest complaint: feelings were restated too many times. I know that's how the mind works....rethinking things....but you don't want to read it that way.

I did enjoy the characters for the most part. The author was successful in getting you to keep turning pages but the character development was a little flat. However, I did enjoy the
Jillian Moore- tarek bazzi
The original premise of the story intrigued me enough to want to read it. I liked the mystery in the beginning of the tale, the setting of Pride, and the set of characters. However, the grammar and spelling errors were overwhelming. I have read other stories that had similar grammar/spelling mistakes, but since the story flowed well I could look past it. It was not okay to forgive those mistakes in Finding Pride as it seemed like it was skipping too fast through time (or sometimes appeared to do ...more
Aug 16, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sanders’ serene descriptions draw you into this quaint little town while keeping with the mellow feel of her writing. Sanders also works some phenomenal illusions into her writing, giving you hints and peaks at things without ever actually mentioning them. I got so wrapped up in the stellar storyline that before I knew it hours had passed and I hadn’t put the novel down. That said, there were definitely some spelling and grammatical issues to contend with, but overall this was quite an amazing ...more
Eva Lantsoght
Aug 25, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
First of all, this book needs proofreading to correct the numerous typos and grammar errors.

After finishing this book, I have rather mixed feelings about it. For the first 40% of the book, I quite enjoyed reading it. The description of the town Pride is heart-warming, and I liked the way in which the characters were introduced.

After this first half, however, I didn't like all the (oh so predictable) drama: the pregnancy, the ex showing up... cookie-cutter cliches. What upset me most was the
Black Butterfly
Jul 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ADULTS
Recommended to Black Butterfly by: GOODREADS AUTHOR
Shelves: mystery-romance
Heather andrews
Jan 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Megan and Todd I loved them together I loved how they sort of used each other as anchors to get over a hard bump in the road and then turning into something more, together these two are just perfect, "Megan laughed and ran her hand up and pinched his butt. "you are a hard person to wake." Todd he's naturally protective but with Megan that goes into overdrive, "hospital," he said and set her gently in the Jeep. "Damn cops and ambulances take too long." He put her seat belt around her. "Tell them ...more
Mar 17, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 1st book I read by Jill Sanders. This book started off sad. My heart broke for Megan. I liked what Megan did in memory of her brother. I thought Megan was very strong for all she been through. This story was an okay free story to read.
Apr 22, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So, this book was not exactly easy to finish. It's not big but it occupied a lot of my time. I feel sad, but it just felt so boring to me!
Again, the idea is interesting, I like this notion of starting again in a small town, but the characters weren't done in a way that made me like them. They were simply ok, I guess. The writing seemed to lack some consistency. And now, at the end, the main couple saying "I feel I've loved you from the moment I saw you" when their relationship is everything but
Sarah Oxford
Jun 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, 2013, review-copy
*This book was provided to me in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

I wavered a little as to whether to rate this book 3 or 4 stars. I'd like to go down the middle at 3.5 but ultimately I had to choose and it came down to whether I would read the next book in the series (btw it seems to be a companion series, there was no cliffhanger or anything). The answer was yes I would, so I've bumped up to 4.

For me this was a book of two halves. The first half I found almost painfully slow paced. I
Aug 18, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This is a debut romance, first in a series, and while it was a solid effort overall, it didn’t wow me.
The book starts with the leading lady, Megan, as she attends the funeral of her brother Matt. Matt lived in Pride, a small town at the coast of Oregon, and Megan has inherited all he owned, including his house and cabin-hire business in the making. She now has to decide whether to stay in Pride; a decision which her neighbours –
Valley Brown
“Finding Pride” begins with an ending -- a funeral in Pride, Oregon, for the brother of main character Megan Kimble. Megan is a wretched, battered woman fleeing the remnants of an abusive marriage. All her life she has been beaten up physically or emotionally, learning to trust no one besides her loving brother -- but Matt can no longer be there for her.

The town of Pride is everything and nothing that Megan expected. Matt’s enormous circle of friends and admirers rush to fill the void he left
Feb 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Megan Kimble’s life had never been an easy one. Having been raised by her older brother when her parents died, they moved often never really settling in one place for long. When she fell in love when she was in college, she thought that she would finally have someone that she could settle down with but life isn’t always that easy. After years of being abused by her husband, hiding it from her brother as well as everyone else, she had finally broke free. She was going to visit her brother as soon ...more
Nadine Bookaholic
What a story!!!!
I was hesitant at first about reading a book that had abuse in it but since I have read some of Jill Sanders other books I thought I would suck it up and give it a try and I can honestly say I was not disappointed. I think Jill did a great job portraying the emotional side of domestic abuse not just the physical side of it.

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Jan 21, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, ebook, series
I downloaded this book when it was free on Amazon and I'm glad I found it. This book was fun but emotional dealing with loss of a loved one and domestic violence. Megan moves across country when her brother dies, moving into his house and continuing with his dream of creating a cozy, small resort. From the beginning of her new life in Pride, Megan is comforted by the Jordan siblings; Todd Jordan most of all. I liked watching these two characters slowly get to know each other and create a ...more
Jean Moore
This is a story about a young woman who has lived a difficult life and who is relocating to a new town. It’s a good story, with detailed and well written characters, with only a few content/technical errors. Unfortunately, the characters failed to draw me into the story. I didn’t feel compelled to continue reading to find out what, if anything, was going to happen. I don't usually read romance novels because I find myself waiting for something exciting to happen and it doesn't, unless you’re ...more
The first book in The Pride series by Jill Sanders. Megan Kimble came to Pride, Oregon, for her brother Matt's funeral and hope to start a new life. She was in an abusive marriage but is now divorced and looking to find a place for herself. The people of Pride welcome her, especially the Jordan family. Todd Jordan is a widower and was Matt's best friend. He was head over heels the moment he set eyes on Megan. But Megan isn't ready for another relationship.

It really wasn't a bad read. Nice, cute
Nirvana Benitez
Aug 11, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The blurb and the theme of the story were what made me start this book. I'm trying so hard to continue but it's just too stupid (the simplest way to put it) for example, "Matt was like a brother to him, not only his best friend, but like he was a brother". There's more where that came from and I've only just begun. It really irks me that this book has more than two stars especially with all the errors that could have been prevented with simple editing. I'm only 11% into this novel and already ...more
Phyllis Jesse
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pride is priceless

Great title for this book. The story makes one realize what some women go through. I love to read books with happy endings.
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved it. From the beginning to the end I was drawn to the book. Some moments might have been predictable, but I didn't care. This was a very nice book.
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Jill Sanders is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of Sweet Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Western Romance, and Paranormal Romance novels. With over 55 books in eleven series, translations into several different languages, and audiobooks there’s plenty to choose from. Look for Jill’s bestselling stories wherever romance books are sold or visit her at ...more

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