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Beneath the Shine

(A Prairie Tale #3)

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4.51  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  32 reviews
Thirty-year-old Betsy Kline knows what holds her back. Knows why she is the way she is and guards herself the way she does. It took her years, but she finally has the good common sense to know that what happened back then wasn’t her fault. But knowing isn’t enough to stop the self-loathing that always finds its way in, creeping-creeping-creeping, tainting every decision sh ...more
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Published June 14th 2018
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E.A.
Beneath the Shine (A Prairie Tale #3) by Lisa Sorbe was a fun, slow burn read that seeks up on you and that gets those feels worked up. You're in the middle for you know you've begun.

Not my first read by this author, or in this series. These are all in the same universe but can be read as stand-a-alones, so no worries if you read these out of order. I suggest reading the other books cause, they are just as fun, light hearted, and feels invoking as this one.

I really like slow burn romances, and
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
-Kacie, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book, it took me more time than I’d like to admit to read it. It started out so slow and it didn’t catch my attention or interest. I would pick it up, just to put it down five minutes later. I really wanted to put it down and just go to the next book. BUT, I am not a quitter and I’m glad I pushed through!!! Once I made it 40% of the way through the book, I couldn’t put it down. It had me all in the feels. My heart broke for the teenaged Betsy and my heart squeezed when I didn’t
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Angela
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Beneath the Shine is the third book in A Prairie Tale Series by Lisa Sorbe. This book comes in as number three in this series of standalones. The other two books ‘One Fluttering Heartbeat” book #1, and “Found in Silence” book #2, are both wonderful stories too, so if you haven’t read them yet, you will most probably decide that you really want to get your hands on them, especially after reading this one.
Betsy has what most would consider to be a great life, but her reality is far from pe
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Maura
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
BENEATH THE SHINE is the third story in the Prairie Tales Book but can be read as a stand-alone.

It took me three books to realize that "Prairie Tales" could actually be a take on fairy tales. This one could be similar to Cinderella, perhaps. A sad backstory, a perceived unrequited crush, a misunderstanding, and a whole lot after that. I might be stretching a little bit to make the point here, but you know what I mean.

This author has a style for writing that paints a picture and helps the emotion
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Ashleigh
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Beneath the Shine by Lisa Sorbe is the third book in her Prairie Tales Series and what a great continuation of this series. Following this series has been a joy to get to read, seeing the story progress through the different characters and how each story is interconnected yet able to be read on their own. Beneath the Shine is the story of Betsy and Adair, and the rocky road that these two set on looking for something more from life. Betsy is a gorgeous, smart, transfixing woman who thinks about ...more
Christie72
What an emotional, uplifting, and eye-opening read from Lisa Sorbe!

“People don’t just wear masks. The majority of humans on this planet wear a shine. An overlay. A simple smile and nod, lips curved up at the edges, their pearly whites flashing. Their cheeks squeeze up, rosy apples begging to be pinched. The soft, barely-there lines around their eyes deepen, as if to prove they’ve done this before, that they smile all.the.time. As if those crinkles aren’t merely cracks in their armor but the actu
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Laura Furuta
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beneath the Shine (Prairie Tales Book 3)
By: Lisa Sorbe
5 out of 5 stars

The story Beneath the Shine (Prairie Tales Book 3) by Lisa Sorbe is a contemporary romance book. This is a story and series I have loved reading. The book is well-written and has characters that are amazing. I loved reading about Betsy Kline and Adair McTaggart. Betsy is a smart, beautiful woman who loves to help others. While her dreams may not have not been fulfilled yet, she does have a job with a boss that she gets along w
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Nicole
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beneath the Shine (The Prairie Tales) (Volume 3)
By Lisa Sorbe
5 Stars

Beneath the Shine by Lisa Sorbe is the 3rd book in her Prairie Tales series and the first time for me reading this author. What can I say but where has she been all my life. Ms. Sorbe takes the familiar friends to lovers’ type of book and gives you SO much more.

Betsy Kline looks like she has the world at her fingertips. But that is far far from the truth. No one sees beneath the shine. No one except for her friend Adair. From hi
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Kerry Baker
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Beneath The Shine by Lisa Sorbe is the third book in her Prairie Tales series. And entertaining of hidden desires and secrets that can’t quite stay secret.
Betsy has made her life look perfect - a great job with an ok boss, a boyfriend everyone would want and a great group of friends. But behind the facade lies a tangled web of emotions. Self-loathing is prevalent in her life, and behind closed doors it rules every decision she ever makes.
When Betsy has to share her space with her friend Adair -
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Denise Owens
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beneath the Shine is the 3rd book in A Prairie Tale Series by Lisa Sorbe, and is a contemporary romance novel. It is the story of Betsy, who when we meet her is dealing with the death and then the funeral for her grandmother. Betsy's grandmother always made Betsy feel as if she wasn't good enough, and made Betsy's mother feel that way, too. Betsy's mother criticizes everything that Betsy does, too, so Betsy avoids her as much as she can. The book alternates between Betsy's present day experience ...more
Jana
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beneath the Shine is the third book in Lisa Sorbe’s Prairie Tale series and it was a long time coming! I loved the first two books and the third one did not let me down either! You can read it as a standalone but it is always a pleasure to encounter the characters you recognize from the previous books so I warmly recommend to read the first two books (and they are fantastic in their own rights so you are making yourself a disservice not reading them!)
Beneath the Shine is the story of Betsy and A
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Liz
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have really enjoyed the Prairie Tale series from Lisa Sorbe. To me they have flowed perfectly from one novel to the next, each enhancing the other. I don’t think that you have to read them in order in order to enjoy them separately. Lisa Sorbe has a knack for taking a realistic, and often difficult situation, and turning it into an inspirational, emotional and gripping love story.

In Beneath the Shine we get to watch Betsy Kline transform into a completely different person than she was at the
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Katie
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
Beneath the Shine
By Lisa Sorbe
5 stars

This is definitely one of those stories that you have to stick with before it gets good, and trust me it does get really good. I really thought hard about what to give this book as a star rating, if I’m honest the first part was a solid 4 star but the ending was a huge 5 stars for me. This is the second book that I have read by this author and she has an amazing ability to make you feel everything her characters are feeling, I really felt connected to Betsy a
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Felicia  Bates
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beneath The Shine (Prairie Tales book 3)
Written by Lisa Sorbe
5 out of 5 stars

Beneath the Shine is the third book in Lisa Sorbe’s Prairie Tales series and the third book I’ve read by this author. If you haven’t read any of this series before I highly recommend it! The books are all stand alone reads so you can pick one up without reading the rest but it’s more fun to see how life’s intertwine.
I really enjoyed this novel, while it is a slower read the writing is almost poetic and engaging, I cou
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Krystal gaston
Jul 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lisa Sorbe wrote a unique story with Beneath The Shine (A Prairie Tale book 3). This is Betsy story and it’s complicated, and sad, but hopeful. Beneath the Shine was different then what I’m used to the story goes from past to present in Betsy’s point of view. You learn why she is the way she is along with her thoughts, wants and needs. Adair is her Scottish friend and they have a unique friendship, as the story progresses their friendship gets tested when they become room mates. The storyline fo ...more
Sunday
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Beneath The Shine by Lisa Sorbe
Four Stars

Beneath The Shine is the third book in A Prairie Tale Series by Lisa Sorbe. This book can definitely be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend you read the whole series because the first two books are just that good. This story flowed from beginning to end, and the characters are true to life and relatable.
Betsy is a young woman with an almost perfect life, but she is also battling a confidence problem from thing that happened to her when she was y
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Dawn Daughenbaugh
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Star
Beneath The Shine(Prairie Tales Book 3)by Lisa Sorbe is the third book in her Prairie Tales Series.Ive enjoyed every book in this series but this one is by far my favorite.I can relate to Betsy's character on so many levels. She's a very smart woman who loves to help others but is sometimes self confident. Thank goodness for great friendsthat are there for her whenever she needs some advise or even support.Besty likes to try and keep her past a secret even her best friends But when her an
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Angela Shirley
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ibbb-reviews
Beneath the Shine is the third book in the Prairie series, this is the first book I have read by this author and enjoy it greatly.

The story for me started slow, but as the story progressed you got to see the feelings between the two main character increase. Betsy's is a strong, smart character who has had heartbreak in her past. Adair was a great complimentary character to Betsy and the banter between the two of them was great to read.

I would have loved to have got more the background story with
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Tracy Wilkin
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beneath the Shine is another masterclass novel in the Prairie Tales series written by Lisa Sorbe. Yet again, I was captivated and taking on an exciting and imaginative story that had quite an impact.

Betsy was a character who did everything anyone wanted but held herself back. She was a very reserved character who would not let herself relax and get attached. Adair was a happy go lucky Scot who idolised Betsy, but her self worth would not allow her to see it. Their friendship was long and the ph
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Rebecca
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Beneath the Shine (Prairie Tales Book 3)
By: Lisa Sorbe is a contemporary romance book. This is a story that I really enjoyed reading and would love more stories from the author. This story was about Betsy Kline and Adair McTaggart. Betsy is a smart, beautiful woman who loves to help others. Betsy does have a decent job and a boss that she does get along with. This story follows what happens when two best friends have to co habitat in the same home. Betsy and Adair are thrust together in a positi
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Tausha Treadway
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Beneath the Shine by Lisa Sorbe was the first book I've read by this author. The characters in the book are so life like I felt like I was part of the story or that I could call them up and go hang out. Betsy is such a complex character and Adair is so sweet and patient. On the outside Betsy looks like she has the perfect life, great job, perfect boyfriend, great best friend. She does love her job and her best friend but the boyfriend just looks "perfect". He won't get a job and pretty much igno ...more
Gail Guerrero
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beneath the Shine by Lisa Sorbe

Five Stars

So flipping heart breaking. Surviving after such an awful experience is amazing. I couldn’t imagine being so young and alone dealing with the type of trauma Betsy did. This story was so real for me. The more I got to know Betsy the more she felt like me. She is a very relatable character even though our situations are different. I love the name Adair. I loved his accent and overall personality. I want someone to call me bonny lass in a very sexy accent. T
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Jenni Bishop
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Beneath the Shine (Prairie Tales Book 3) by Lisa Sorbe is a contemporary romance. It was a little slow to warm up to but hang in there because it gets good and you find that you can’t put it down. Lisa writes well and makes you feel connected to the characters and takes you on an emotional ride. They are real and oh so raw. The story of our female lead was heartbreaking and I enjoyed watching her grow and finally come out the other side finally at peace. Of course there is a best friend that hel ...more
Robin Rankin
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Beneath the Shine by Lisa Sorbe is the third book in the Prairie Tales series. I really liked this book a lot and just on the cusp of loving it. I feel like an opportunity was lost in a few ways.

Betsy would give the shirt off her back or go out of her way to help a friend but refuses to give herself the same consideration. She has dealt with some trauma in the past and it has caused her to feel less than worthy.

Adair could call me any time just so I could listen to his Scottish brogue. He is a
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Stacey
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have loved this series so far not been left disappointed once! The author once again has written a novel that pulls you in with it's fantastic storyline and brilliant characters. I loved seeing how much the main characters grow throughout the novel it's beautiful to read. It's abit of a slow burner at first but the pace do pick up throughout and you will find youself glued to the pages unable to set your kindle down until you have finished every single page and it will leave you wanting more f ...more
Lyndsey Fairley
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Beneath the Shine (Prairie Tales book 3) by Lisa Sorbe
4 stars

This was a great book! We follow Betsy and Adair, and the rocky and confusing road they take to each other.
Betsy has struggled with feeling worth anyone's time and energy all her life. Her parents and grandmother did a number on her self esteem, but she doesn't let that stop her completely.
Adair is from Scotland and is best friends with Betsy. We only learn about him through Betsy so there's a lot we dont see.
I really liked this stor
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Bobbi Wagner
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in this series and it is my favorite. It is a contemporary romance story that left me wanting more throughout the entire book. I was pulled in right from the beginning. I loved Betsy's character. She is kind of lost but I enjoyed seeing how she grew throughout the story. She has some insecurities and needs to find herself. This is an emotional roller coaster ride from beginning to end. I highly recommend this book.
Amanda
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beneath The Shine by: Lisa Sorbe is book 3 in the Prairie Tales series. The book continues with the characters. I enjoy how the book intertwines all the characters but each has their own story. This is Betsys story and while I enjoyed all the books this was my absolute favorite. I loved watching Betsys character grow and find herself and falling in love. This author has a great writing style and character development. I give this book 5 stars.
Christie
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lisa Sorbe is one of the best writers I've ever read. I haven't looked forward to an author's future release since my days of midnight releases for the next Harry Potter book. Her stories are so real and so raw. I often find myself wondering if she didn't pop inside my head and extract the same feelings and emotions I've had for years. Sometimes, when I'm reading her books, especially Beneath the Shine, it feels like it was written for me!

Beneath the Shine is another amazing story and I couldn't
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Karyn Powell
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

This was a great & quick read! It kept me interested the whole way through. I thought the author did a wonderful job! This is the 3 rd in her series, but you don’t have to read the first two to understand this one at all. You can definitely read this as a stand alone. I’m a huge fan of hers, & hoping she writes more!
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