“Secret Sister is a terrific, satisfying novel – a real five star read and one for the keeper files … its one of those that will stay with me for a wh“Secret Sister is a terrific, satisfying novel – a real five star read and one for the keeper files … its one of those that will stay with me for a while, not a read and then quickly forget book.” Jennie Zelos Book Reviews
Hey readers...My book, Secret Sister, is a gritty romance. Or a romantic woman's novel. Or a paranormal with a little bit of both. HA! It's definitely what they call in the business a 'blended genre'. So beware...if you want real lovers, real friends, warts and angst and shortcomings all there, you'll like Secret Sister. It truly is the book of my heart, written when I just got to wondering, "What if everything about a woman changed, would her true love still recognize her?" I am an unabashed believer in true love and fate and people being born to be together. I hope if you read Secret Sister you'll love the story of Nick and Cathy. And Cathy and Roxanne. Let me hear from you!
Oh, and if you want to read a really thought-provoking piece on subtext in this story, please check out fellow writer Mackenzie Lucas's wowie analysis of what's going on under the surface in this book.
This book was recommended to me a couple of years ago by my 18 year old niece who is a total John Green fan. I'm sorry I put it off until one night laThis book was recommended to me a couple of years ago by my 18 year old niece who is a total John Green fan. I'm sorry I put it off until one night last week. I was glued to it for 4 hours, cried and laughed until I was exhausted. Before the last 50 pages, I was convinced it was the best book I'd read in the last twenty years. A week later, calmer, writer-brain doing the writer-level critique, I'd rate it in the top 10 books I've ever read. He gets everything about being an honest, complex, complete character. He tapped into everything I ever observed about teenagers, both as one a million years ago, and as a mom of 2 a decade ago. Augustus Waters is the most compelling, lovable, admirable and believable young man (I still can't accept he's not real) I've ever met in the pages of a book. Bravo, bravo, bravo John Green. For being fearless with teen humor, human angst no matter what the age, for gorgeous prose that yes, can be spoken by 15 and 16 year olds, and thank you from the heart for telling a remarkable human story I will never forget. Only quibble for me was a slight step backward with Hazel Grace's focus on her mother and her mother's education...that felt a bit 'stepped up' in the hierarchy of concerns for what I believed Hazel Grace was experiencing. Thank you to my niece, thank you John Green. A solid 5. One can only hope to ever write a book this moving......more
Very honest and heartfelt. I loved the private memories and fabulous photographs. I'm sure Cary Grant would be proud of his daughter's work on this boVery honest and heartfelt. I loved the private memories and fabulous photographs. I'm sure Cary Grant would be proud of his daughter's work on this book....more