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Angel Avenue

(Angel Avenue #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  42 ratings  ·  18 reviews
A heart-warming tale of triumph over adversity…

Jules waits on a street corner every Saturday hoping something or someone will take the pain away. Nothing ever does.

She once loved the area she inhabits but a heartbreaking event marred its former meaning. She fell out of love and decided to focus on her career as an English teacher.

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Published (first published December 17th 2013)
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Stevie Turner
Dec 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jules is the typical end product of an unloving childhood. She’s now grown, but cannot form relationships and does not think she deserves any love or happiness. Laurie tells her he loves her, but then he breaks her heart. She is always drawn back to the place where she and Laurie first met, but while waiting there for him to appear fate steps in and rewards her with Warrick, the love she has been waiting for all her life. With his love and help she is able to slay some ghosts from the past and l ...more
Y. Correa
Feb 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm going to make my review for this story short and sweet--at least for me.

This was an amazing story. It is about having the strength to love against all odds.

In this story we find a women scorned, hurt, trampled on by life, bitter and introverted, and still she moves forward. A man by the name of Laurie hurt her deeply, only because she thought that his sentiments towards her were true, and she was hopeful that she would find love in him, what with all of the heart break she had e
Queen Spades
Jan 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of modern day romance, true unconditional love
Shelves: royally-favored
Extended Review coming very soon on The Review Board.

When I read the beginning lines, it seemed the stage was set up for a working girl on the prowl, yet the interesting twist at the very beginning made me stick around. The emotional development of the two main characters, Jules and Warrick, was beyond great. It was expertly placed, pleasingly methodical. Both characters had their sets of challenges, and the author goes above and beyond to paint out the progress as they both go beyond the pai
Jan 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book from the first to the last page , I couldn't stop reading had to know how it ends .
It was my first book from the Author Sarah Michelle Lynch and didn't get disappointed , I will definitely recommend this book .
Jan 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Jules had a hard childhood that continues to impact her daily relationships. When she first reaches out, the man, Laurie, tells her he loves her but doesn't stick around. She waits on a street corner where they met; waiting for him or someone to give her what she needs. Warrick, who has had his share of hard knocks, takes a chance and approaches on Saturday afternoon. With his patience, friendship and love she is able to slay the ghosts from
Leah Speller
Dec 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, romance
Lets see where exactly to begin. It would be easier to tell you what I will not tell you about the characters and what happens. Hey! That takes all the fun out of you reading the book right? Right!

I will suggest you have a box of tissues near by, you may find you need them. Just sayin'.

I really want to thank Book Bub for letting me know about bargains available from Amazon. The choices certainly have allowed me to learn about authors I would not have known. Kin
Feb 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is the first book of Sarah Michelle Lynch that I had the pleasure to read and, in fact, I wasn't disappointed at all with her work.

Jules is a women who had a difficult childhood that turned into some problems: in addition to failing to maintain a relationship, she believes she doesn't deserve to be happy or loved. On the other hand, Larrie was a man who really hurt her in the past, making Jules doubtful about oth
Louise White
I found this book compelling, I wanted to read more about the intricacies of the main characters lives. The detail to attention is amazing and I really could picture the area and characters.

Jules and Warrick are both complex people with troubled pasts, a chance meeting could be the saviour of them both or it could spell disaster.

This story is about heartbreak and loss, the need for human connection and physical closeness. It's a beautiful story.

Jules has not had an easy life but sh
L.J. Diaz
Nov 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a wonderful read & my first time reading a novel written by Sarah Michelle Lynch. I was very impressed. When I started reading I didn't really know much about the book but it certainly isn't your average love story. It had me on the verge of tears, holding my breath & cursing! I adored the characters & the twists & turns of the plot. At times it seemed like there were 3 or 4 stories, not just one. Extremely well written, easy to read & lose yourself in. I love how it ...more
Heidi Petersen
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. A love story that took a slow meandering path until all the twists and turns that made me want to yell at Sarah (Author).
I loved that we got time to get to know the characters properly and find all there flaws.
Looking forward to the next one.
Andrew Wildman
Feb 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book, a very detailed love story, set in Hull, and which has interesting twists, turns and tribulations. Cannot say much more without spoilers!
Amanda Brinson
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG! What an amazing book! I could not put it down. I was so hooked to the story line. Started on the second right away! :)
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
First of SML's books I have read and must say her style of writing and vocabulary used is very different to that of anything else I have read. Having met the author I can very much hear her in this story. It took me a little while to really get in to the story but when I did I was hooked. Jules I did find on the needy pathetic side but understandable when you get to know her past. Warrick to me is pretty much a typical guy but with some pain in his past. Overall was a great read and took twists ...more
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one hell of a stunning story! Each page is filled with so much emotion that left me breathless. There is love, pain, angst, tears, joy, soul clenching sadness and it all makes you want to turn the page to see what will happen next in Jules and Warrick’s world.
Angel Avenue by Sarah Michelle Lynch is a 2013 publication.

Well, I am sad to say this one didn't work for me. Jules meets a guy, falls for his lines, spends the night with him, then he dumps her. So, her entire life is ruined forever and ever. She meets a nice man named Warrick and he is all in love with her, but she can't seem to give herself over those feelings. The story is told from Jule's point view and from Warrick' point of view, which is a style of writing I really like. Howe
Ann Meemken
Jules had a difficult childhood and does not feel she will find the right man to fall in love with. She has been hurt in past, by a man that she fell hard for and he broke her heart. She throws herself into her work as a teacher to get over the pain. During the weekends tries to find a guy to take home that will hold her to lessen the pain. Warrick notices a young woman standing on a corner almost every weekend. He wonders what her story is and who or what has caused her so much pain. He wants t ...more
Rebecca Larsen
Feb 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Star

A steady paced story line that keeps thing interesting. Sarah's vivid descriptions of locations made me feel as if I were actually their. The characters were well developed and the conflicts between characters were interspersed between other events. This book will have you counting the blessings you have. This book will take you on an emotional ride, from laughter and happiness to sadness and tears, anger and regret.

My favorite quote from this book ( I think it is absolutely true) is
Jan 24, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first read of Sarah's. Sarah's captivating word usage and the intrigue of Sarah and Warrick's pasts kept me reading. Jules is searching for her peace and happiness. Warrick seems to be hiding from something. I found myself getting frustrated with Jules' and Warrick's relationship because of the secrecy going on. There's many cryptic moments that kept me guessing and at times made me feel like I was missing something as well. Finding one's purpose and the deeper meaning in life is to m ...more
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Some readers run at Sarah with hugs and kisses, while others shoot daggers at her for killing their favourite character off. Sarah can only apologise and say, "The story made me do it..."

Sarah Michelle Lynch is a former journalist who wrote a trilogy of science fiction novels while on maternity leave. In 2012 she took a deep breath and published the "Ravage Trilogy" which was later re-

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