By Virtue Fall
A heartwarming Shakespeare Sisters romance from the bestselling author of Fix You.
The fourth, and final, book in the Shakespeare Sisters series.
With a broken marriage behind her, Juliet is just about ready to give up on love. Living in a ramshackle bungalow in Shaw Haven and working as a florist, she is desperately trying to build a new life with her daughter, Poppy. But...more
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Miss Mason had been a Kindergarten teacher for more than twenty years. Everything in her classroom was ruled by bathroom breaks.
The denim clung to him like it couldn’t bear to let go.
Funny how she’d bristled at that nickname when he’d first used it. Now she loved it. It was like a little secret only the two of them knew. She wanted to cover it in bubble wrap and keep it safe, protect it from the harsh winds of the outside world. Because right then everything felt fragile. Like a ...more
In the fourth instalment of ‘The Shakespeare Sisters’ series by Carrie Elks, Juliet is having a hard time. She has left her husband, Thomas, after finding him in bed with another woman and moved out of the family home and into a smaller house with their young daughter Poppy. Once living the high life, Juliet now needs to work, so opens her own flower shop business.
She is still technically married to Thomas as the state they live in, Maryland ha ...more
She was like a flower slowly unfurling from a closed-up bud, and it was going to be beautiful when she finally bloomed.”
This series has been a bit of a rollercoaster of enjoyment for me but the single dad trope is my c ...more
Carrie Elks brings the Shakespeare Sisters series to a close with By Virtue Fall. This Is Juliet’s story, and if you have read the previous books in the series, you know it’s going to be a bit of a rollercoaster from the offset.
She was beginning to see a lot of things differently since she’d left Thomas… it was beginning to look breathtakingly beautiful…
There is a lot going on in this book, two single parents coming together trying to negotiate a ...more
This book focuses on the story of Julie ...more
She had been my least favourite sister going into this book, which may account for why it took me a while to get into the swing of things.
In fact the rest of the sisters barely feature at all which was a shame, and they were sorely missed by me.
It was though a new friendship turning into something deeper and more meaningful, at the same as Juliet is trying to get a divorce settlement from her ex-husban ...more
‘By virtue fall’ is the fourth and last book of the ‘Shakespeare sisters’ series.
(I think you can read this book without reading the other books first but I also think that you will miss little details without reading them first.) After reading and liking the other three stories of this series, I was looking forward to reading Juliet’s story. One of the thing that make this story different than the other three storie ...more
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre: General Fiction (Adult)
I love Carrie Elks stories, have read almost all of them now, and she writes in a way that's perfect for me.
In fact looking through the ones I've read I've just decided of a reread of Love in London 2, Broken Chords. Fix you is another favourite that's been reread a few times...so I was eager to get into this.
I loved (five star loved) the first two in this series, somehow missed book three, and expe ...more
Great to be back with the Shakespeare sisters I have loved the series and am sa ...more
I love it when a book has all the right elements for an addictive and compelling experience. -
1. Great hero and heroine
2. Realistic backstories, conflict, and overall storyline
3. Angst w/o dramatics
4. Enjoyable secondary characters, whether vindictive or loving
5. Above all, excellent writing and wonderfully detailed.
By Virtue Fall is a standout among many in Women's Fic/Family Saga Romance. I'll miss the Shakespeare family, but whole-heartedly look forward to what this author is plannin ...more
An amazing series I want to read over again!
I didn't realise this was part of a series but will be looking for the first 3 books in the series.
As the new owner of a flower shop in a small coastal town, Juliet’s trying her best to balance work & being a good mom to her young daughter Poppy.
She’s recently had the ideal life as a stay-at-home mom, but that is all turned upside down by her husband’s infidelity.
With a broken marriage behind her, Juliet is just about ready to give up on love.
She's li ...more
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I was very excited the start the forth book of the Shakespeare Sisters series, because I absolutely adored all the book and of course wanted to know what happens to Juliet.
Juliet has basically given up on love. Her marriage has no chance of surviving and her ex is being really difficult, especially when it comes to their daughter Poppy. He somehow also can’t let go and wants to control everything Juliet does.
Her neighbour Ryan is ...more
Juliet is brave but needs to be shown she is and that's just where Ryan fits in.. seeing not only her beauty but also her strength he soon realises he wants to be more than just friends and neighbours. It takes Juliet a while to realise the ...more
We meet Juliet about six months into her divorce proceedings. She just wants to settle into her new home with her daughter Poppy, establish her business, and negotiate a favourable divorce settlement. She tries to steer clear of her soon- ...more
This final book in the series focuses on Juliet who resides over the pond in Maryland, US. She’s currently going through a very messy divorce, running ...more
By Virtue Fall is last book in The Shakespeare Sisters series, but you can read it as standalone, but I love so much this series that I would recommend you to read all the books!
Juliet is trying to have a quite a ...more
As the new owner of a flower shop in a small coastal town, Juliet’s trying her best to balance work & being a good mom to her young daughter. She’s recently had her seemingly ideal life as an affluent stay-at-home mom turned upside down by her husband’s infidelity. As she counts down the required year for her legal separation to become a divorce, she’s surprised by her overwhelming attraction to a new next door neighbo ...more
Ryan is a single father to his son Charlie and since he is not close to his family he wants to ensure that he is there for his son, so history doesn’t repeat it ...more
This is Juliet's story and it sees her trying to pull her life together, along with her daughter Poppy, while dealing with her controlling and soon to be ex-husband. I really loved Juliet, she's the sort of person I could be friends with and she i ...more
I stumbled upon The Shakespeare Sisters series last year when I was feeling low and needed a Christmas book to cheer me up... Which is the exact moment I spotted "Winter's Tale" (book #2). I devoured it in a day, needing so deeply to find my own happiness. And I wasn't disappointed.
My local library only has the fourth in the series, but I'm happy to be the one to tell you - you don't need to read them in order. Secretly, I LOVE series that you don't nee ...more
Juliet Shakespeare has had a different life to the rest of her sisters. She is estranged from her husband who wasn’t the nicest of people, and she has a young daughter to take care of. As she attempts to restart her life she meets a young dad who quickly becomes a friend. As Juliet begins to live again she finds that it may not be nearly as easy as she ...more
Ryan and Juliet are fantastic. I love the strong, confident person that Ryan brings out in Juliet and the caring warmth that she brings to him. They are beautifully balanced and despite their own vulnerabilities manage to raise two amazing children.
This is a lovely story, beautifully told ...more
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