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Olivia Brooks has been able to keep her life in Sugar Mill, Louisiana held perfectly together, far away from the small town where she grew up. Even though her past still haunts her, she has found a perfect process of surviving, until a string of events brings Luke Plaisance to Sugar Mill and turns her organized life upside down.

While Olivia fights to hold on to the life
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Published November 21st 2019 by RopeSwing Press
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D.M.
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Two thousand Lines is my first book by Michelle Jester. The opening pages come with a warning and I think this book needs it.

Olivia Brooks has suffered a childhood that leaves scars. The type that changes alive. Now she’s trying to figure out how to move forward while her past haunts her.

This is a gritty read and won’t be for everyone. I would suggest sampling the first chapter as this lays down our story. When Olivia loses her parents she is left in the hands of someone who turns out to be
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Paula  Phillips
Nov 24, 2019 rated it liked it
For those who have read Michelle Jesters's previous titles like myself, The Funeral Flower and Love,Cutter will understand that her books are quite edgy and feature topics that can trigger memories for most. Two Thousand Lines as someone asked me on Instagram what genre I would put it as- my answer was: Edgy YA fiction. The title Two Thousand Lines stems from one of the punishments that our main character Olivia had to endure from the hand of her stepfather, Mr. Melvin. He liked doing everything ...more
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Two Thousand Lines tell the story of how one woman survived an abusive home growing up. Two Thousand Lines is Olivia Brooke’s story of all the abuse that she endured from her step-father, Mr. Melvin. The title Two Thousand Lines does not even come close to hinting at the punishment that Olivia suffered from the hands of her step-father.

Two Thousand Lines is a story that some will not be able to read as it is so heart wrenching. The hurt and pain that Olivia had to go through was more than
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Lynn
"Your worst day to you is no worse than anyone else’s worst day is to them, it’s still the worst day."

This is my second experience with a Michelle Jester book, with Love Cutter being the first. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to read an ARC of Two Thousand Lines.

The use of flashbacks can be jarring and bring the reader out of the flow of the story, by this was done perfectly. I never felt lost or taken out of Olivia's arc. There are Whys that will NEVER be answered, but the
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Meaghan Hurn
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Two-Thousand Lines is an amazing story of one soul fighting the dark battle of trauma, PTSD, physical and mental/emotional abuse, and the unending battle of finding balance. Our main character is Olivia but she does find many other people like her, fighting similar battles of their own, and many others who love and support her.

Olivia had to endure her stepfather's abuse, Mr. Melvin, after her mother dies. He liked doing everything in two-thousands, (hence the title), and from a young age, she
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Cyndi Becker
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In Two Thousand Lines, Michelle Jester writes a heart wrenching story about a young girl experiencing loss, abuse, and trauma. There is a content warning at the beginning of the book and while the story is not graphic, heed the warning before diving in because it isn't far into the story when you come to understand what Olivia is enduring. It's also early on that you learn she can take on a lot, but she has her limits.

Olivia's story takes place in both past and the present. I really enjoyed how
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Michel Reinhard (Saucy Southern Readers)
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Two Thousand Lines is the first book I have read by author Michelle Jester. This edgy YA novel touches upon topics of abuse and may have emotional triggers. The title of the book is taken from the punishments Olivia received from an early age. Mr. Melvin, her abusive stepfather, did everything in two thousands.

The storyline flashes back from the past to the present. Readers witness the disturbing abuse Olivia has to endure throughout her youth while trying to overcome the past in the present.

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Anie
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's the kind of story that breaks your heart a little when you read it. Also, the kind you have to read.

Olivia lives in a Sugar Mill, she works at a vet place, hoping to take over, once she is done with school. She created a good life for herself. It was all OK, she was holding it together until Luke came to live in her town. His grandmother died and he moved in next door. Now he is making her feel things, she was sure she couldn't feel anymore. Her life is unraveling, but the only way to move
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Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Cranky Stars


What an emotionally packed book this is. Olivia lost her mother when young and her stepfather took her on, but he was abusive in all aspects.


Her story is told in three stages of her life. When she was 12 having to deal with rejection and jealousy from school friends and the abuse she knew was wrong.


When she was in 11th grade and staying at a special school, trying to cope with her past and move forward. She didn't like to be touched in anyway and this place didn't allow personal
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J Aislynn d'Merricksson
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Two Thousand Lines by Michelle Jester is a raw, visceral look at the effects and aftermath of trauma and abuse, and a poignant tale of forgiveness and letting go. Olivia Brooks lives in Sugar Mills, where she tries to keep her past far away. A victim of sexual abuse and neglect as a child has left her with mental scars she still struggles to deal with. When Luke Plaisance moves into the house beside hers, it causes her to panic. Luke is her friend Mama Gigi's grandson, returning after his ...more
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I am a hopeless romantic (I think that is the most important thing to know about me), in addition, I live in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana with my husband and high school sweetheart. Together we have a son, daughter, and daughter-in-law. Throughout my life writing and photography have been my main creative outlets.

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