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Secret Sister by Emelle Gamble
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***I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review ***
Secret Sister by Emelle Gamble set to publish July 10, 2013.

I want to begin by telling you that I've read many of Ms. Gamble's works (written as M.L Gamble), always a little intrigue there….

This book hit me right off the bat with a "WHAM!" that left me wondering…. waiting anxiously to see 'what next?'…

Secret Sister is well-written, as I would expect from this author. I read it slow because I wanted to absorb it. This wasn't a "page turner" for me. I wanted to know… I wanted to experience… I wanted to feel… But I didn't 'feel' until about a third of the way in. It needed more emotion in the beginning for me. I did find the emotions later… 'Bradley' finally brought the feelings I wanted to feel, and then it got better for me after that because more emotions seemed to open up (for me as well as in the story) as it went on. Because I know this author's work, I realized where we were going on this journey quite soon, but I won't give any spoilers…

It's a good read, but Secret Sister wasn't 'entertaining' for me - let me explain...
I didn't laugh, but I don't think Ms. Gamble intended me to. It was a sad story (IMO) when the story's emotions finally came to me it was sadness and anger that I felt. I felt angry because it was like there was this bubble that someone wanted out of, but couldn't escape. I didn't cry - I thought… that's what I got - thought-provoking 'what if?' thoughts… The ending ties it all together and takes you to a better place.

Just me, but... I wish it had been written more as we ‘speak' than how we are ‘supposed to’ speak so it would have had more of a 'real feel' .

The one thing that stuck with me through the entire book was the connection between two friends…secret sisters... I have that friend…. but she's not my sister :)

It has a bit of everything, so if you like intrigue, you'll want to read this one.
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Reading Progress

June 6, 2013 – Shelved
June 6, 2013 –
page 75
June 9, 2013 –
page 95
June 11, 2013 –
page 175
June 13, 2013 –
page 203
June 13, 2013 –
page 240
June 16, 2013 –
page 287
Started Reading
June 17, 2013 –
page 336
June 17, 2013 – Finished Reading

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Barbara Hello friends!
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