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Just an Ordinary Family by Fiona Lowe
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it was amazing

WOW this is a brilliant story, a story of family and friends, of love and hurts, secrets and truths, one that had me up very late last night finishing it, MS Lowe has gone deep into the characters feelings and emotions and showed us what can happen when things collapse, this is one that I highly recommend I do hope that you will come along for the journey with Karen, Alice, Libby and Jess, you are going to need tissues handy.

Karen Hunter is the mother of twins Libby and Alice they live in the small fishing town of Kurnai Bay happily but Karen always worries over her daughters especially Alice the last twin born, Karen is protective and is always trying to steer them in the right direction even when they are adults, she has secrets that she keeps.

Alice has moved back home to Kurnai Bay after a failed relationship, she is now thirty three and single again, she grew up in her twin’s shadow always feeling left behind and wanting a family herself she is feeling her biological clock ticking away.

Libby is married to Nick, she is a doctor and has two beautiful little girls but life has been tough lately and there has been a little strain on her marriage, but she has always had her best friend Jess to support her as well as Alice and her mother.

Jess moved to Kurnai Bay when she was thirteen, Jess is very confident, she has her secrets and soon finds Libby her best friend, and finally she has found what she has always wanted family.

My feelings about people in this book changed a few times while reading this one, my emotions went from anger, frustration to joy, happiness and such sadness, I was pulled into their lives as a terrible betrayal pulls them all apart, it sees secrets revealed that rock the family, and then forgiveness and openness that will bring a lot of tears, this book was an emotional roller coaster that is so beautifully told it really is amazing and fabulous, it is one that will stay with me for some time to come, I loved this one.

If you have never read a Fiona Lowe book them pick this one up, I am sure that you will want to read all that she has written, her stories truly are a must reads she knows how to bring her characters alive on the pages.
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January 23, 2020 – Shelved
January 23, 2020 – Shelved as: to-read
January 24, 2020 – Started Reading
January 26, 2020 – Finished Reading

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Dale Harcombe Lovely review Helen.

Helen Dale wrote: "Lovely review Helen."

Thanks Dale, it truly is a fabulous book

Janine I think it’s her best yet Helen, great review!

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sue Brilliant review!

Helen Janine wrote: "I think it’s her best yet Helen, great review!"

So do I, it is just so awesome so many emotions

Helen sue wrote: "Brilliant review!"

Thank you Sue, it is a brilliant story

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