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2.5 rounded up .
This is one that I thought I would love - what’s not to love about a love story? But I just didn’t connect. There were several things that rang true in this novel- marriages don’t always work, accidents happen and handling grief is difficult and different for each of us. There definitely were some tough things that happened to the characters and I felt for them over their losses, over the burdens they carried. But the premise of the book that had a woman falling apart after a one week affair with a man who disappears from her life just didn’t work for me, mainly because there just wasn’t enough of their time together shown to reflect a realistic connection between them for me. If I had felt that connection, I could have gone with the flow and accepted all of the coincidences that made this feel a little contrived with a predictable ending. It’s barely 3 stars for me. Bottom line is that I’m not the audience for this, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this does well with fans of romance. I upped it to 3 stars in spite of the things I didn’t connect with because I did connect with the grief expressed by Sarah and Eddie for their sisters in the letters they wrote. This was my first read with Traveling Sisters and I enjoyed getting the perspectives of others who read this, even though we all didn’t agree.


I received an advanced copy of this book from Pamela Dorman/Penguin Publishing Group through Edelweiss.
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Reading Progress

April 13, 2018 – Shelved
April 13, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
July 7, 2018 – Started Reading
July 9, 2018 – Shelved as: edelweiss-reviews
July 9, 2018 –
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July 9, 2018 – Finished Reading

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Melissa I'm a little behind! Starting tonight. Looking forward to discussing with you. 😊


Angela M Looking forward to your thoughts, Melissa! It’s a fairly quick read so you’ll catch up !


Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister I still haven't met the first goal, but I'm almost there. Looking forward to your review!


Angela M Looking forward to your thoughts too , Kristin.


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*TUDOR^QUEEN* I appreciate your honest review, Angela. I also picked this up from Edelweiss after someone left a stellar review. I'll be reading it very soon, and we'll see how it pans out for me! :-)


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Brianna I picked this as one of my BOTM selections, but definitely have my reservations. Hopefully it will connect with me and hopefully your next read pans out a bit better!


Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader Wonderful review, Angela. I am sorry this one didn’t work for you, but I hope you love your next one! (I’m not sure if I’ll read this one!)


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Erin Clemence Nice review, Angela. Very succinct and honest. Hopefully you can make a better connection with your next novel!


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Lily S. Well maybe I won't read this one.


Babydimps (Suzy) Sorry your first sister read was a bust! I couldn’t join in on this one because my NG request is still pending. We have plenty more awesome sister reads ahead to discuss! Great review! 😊


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Karen Thank you for this review Angela, now I know I will pass on it😊


Angela M Thanks , TQ. I’ll be interested in what you think .
Jennifer and Erin thanks . I’m liking the one I’m reading now!
Lily, there are definitely positive reviews. You should read those too .
Thanks , Suzy ! We all can’t love every book. I’m sure there will be plenty of great reads to come !


Angela M Karen, thanks. As mentioned in the previous post there are positive reviews which might make you feel differently.


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Kendall Oh no Angela :(. I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy this one! Eeek. On to a better read for you!


Norma * Traveling Sister Very nice review, Angela! As you already know I loved this one and wish your first sister read was a great one but reading and discussing with you was a GREAT experience though!


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Marialyce Perhaps one that I will pass on. Sorry Angela that it was not the book for you.


Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister Nice review, Angela! I enjoyed reading your thoughts in our group read. Hoping you love your next book!


Lindsay - Traveling Sister Wonderful review Angela! Hopefully your next Sister Read will be a fabulous five star!!!! 🌟😊


Angela M Thanks so much , Kendall, Norma, Marialyce, Kristin, Lindsay! Looking forward to a 5 star Sister read !


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Debra Very nice honest review. sorry this one didn't work for you. I hope you next book is a 5 star read!


Angela M Thanks, Debra! Always looking for that 5 star read ! 😊


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Tree District Its always a little disappointing when we don't connect with a story like we hoped we would.


Angela M It is Tree . As I said to Debra , I’m always looking for a 5 star book I can connect with .


message 24: by Liz (new)

Liz A thoughtful review (as always) about a book that didn't impress you. Completely know what you mean when the story doesn't support a character's actions or reactions. Hope your next book is a great one, Angela!


Angela M Liz, thanks so much .


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Cheri Nice, balanced review, Angela, hope your next is one you love!


Angela M Thanks, Cheri. I’m reading The Lost Family now and liking it a lot !


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Sharon Metcalf As always, I love how honest yet polite you are when you don't connect with a book Angela. Great review if not a great read for you. I'll be looking forward to your review of The Lost Family.


Melissa Great review, Angela! I'm so happy that we got a chance to discuss this one together; I just wish we had both enjoyed it a bit more. 💜


Angela M Thanks, Sharon! I can dislike a book without bashing it. I’ve read some reviews - not of this book, but others that bash the book and the author and I don’t find that constructive. Thanks 😊


Angela M Melissa , thanks so much . I wish we had liked it more too ! Enjoyed your comments as well.


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☮Karen Yes, A, you were very polite about what didn't work for you. I will take a pass on this one.


Angela M Karen, I try to express what I like and don’t like without being cutting. :)


message 34: by Jaline (new)

Jaline Terrific review as always, Angela! Whether a book is good, bad, or indifferent, you always treat it with respect.


Angela M Jaline , thanks so much !


message 36: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Fantastic review! I’ve read enough reviews to know I wouldn’t like this one. My To-read pile is happy not to have to add another book!


Angela M Thanks, Debbie. Your complaint board would probably be filled - lol !


Please Pass the Books Oh man...I agree with you on all of this...but prepare to be roasted by die-hard fans!


Angela M Thanks, Please Pass The Books . I read this in s group and not all of us agreed and we did it respectfully of each other’s points of view.


Theresa Great review! I'm reading this book now. I'm enjoying it so far (about 40%). I do see your points about the instant love , etc. I kinda roll my eyes at that but I'm still invested in wanting to know what happened at this point.


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Libby I'll pass on this one, for now at least, although I do love the title and the cover is pretty great too. Hoping your next read will be a better connection, Angela.


Angela M Thanks, Theresa. Hope you continue to enjoy it . Just couldn’t connect.


Angela M Thanks, Libby ! Me too !


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sue Very well explained. I won’t be getting this


Angela M Sue , thanks. There are many positive reviews too .


Tammy Once again, Angela, I agree!


Angela M Tammy , just went back to your review and we do agree !


Carol (Bookaria) Hope the next one is better, Angela!


message 49: by Deanna (new)

Deanna Great honest review, Angela!!!


Angela M Thanks, Carol and Deanna!


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