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The Guestbook Free download Ø 104 ó ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☉ The Guestbook Author Andrea Hurst – Fleeing her picture perfect marriage among the privileged set of Brentwood and the wreckage of a failed marriage Lily Parkins decides to move to the only place that still holds happy memories her gran Fleeing her pFleeing her picture perfect marriage among the privileged set of Brentwood and the wreckage of a failed marriage Lily Parkins decides to move to the only place that still holds happy memories her grandmother’s old farmhouse The lush and majestic setting of the Pacific Northwest calls to her and offers a place of refuge and perhaps renewal Her grandmother has passed away leaving. 375 to 4 stars After finding out that her husband was cheating on her Lily Parkins left her comfortable life in Los Angeles for Madrona Island The island was a significant part of Lily's childhood It is also where her grandmother lived as a proprietor of BB which she left to Lily when she died I enjoyed this little gem of a story This wasn't really your typical romance book although it certainly has a lot of that The Guestbook is also about friendship family letting go and moving on Lily was such a sympathetic character After spending 10 years of her life with a man who neither loved or appreciated her she was ready to start anew You can feel her uncertainty her insecurities being that her husband has traded her for a much younger woman Not only that in the beginning of the book it seems like Lily herself doesn't uite know who she is It took time with the help of some of her grandmother's guestbook for Lily to find herself again to feel comfortable and to accept her new life Of course a big part of Lily moving on was Ian McPherson her artist neighbor The romance took awhile to materialize which was understandable given that Lily just got out of a 10 year marriage and isn't officially divorced yet And Ian also wasn't uite over the death of his wife He's a successful painter who comes to Madrona Island to visit his grandfather Both of them were hesitant to start something but when they did their love story was sweet and immensely satisfying to read There's also a bit of a mystery element to the book which I feel wasn't really fully developed which was okay for me since I was really interested in the people that surrounded Lily and Ian I was intrigued by Jude and Ryan I know there's a story there and I'm looking forward to that I was also intrigued by Kyla and Lucas and even John McPherson's love affair with Lily's grandmother I thought that was really sweet Overall The Guestbook was a well written and enjoying read I especially enjoyed Ms Hurst vivid description of Madrona Island and the island life in general I would definitely recommend this for readers who like their romance sweet and without the angst

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The Madrona Island Bed Breakfast Inn to Lily Left with only an old guestbook as her guide–a curious book full of letters recipes and glimpses into her family history–Lily is determined to embrace her newfound independence and recreate herself one page at a time With the help of the uirky island residents she has befriended she slowly finds the strength to seek out happiness on. At best this is a mediocre book Lily and Ian are both terrific people and a great match they find each other unexpectedly as she's still trying to get through a divorce and he's still recovering from his wife's death Probably my favorite character in the story though is Betty how hilarious I still think the divorcemoney situation is suspicious and Brad hid money somewhere from Lily that she definitely should have been entitled tooor at least be able to sell some of her jewelry and designer clothes The one really frustrating part of the book was the poor time tracking one page it would be 4pm and the next page someone would be saying good morning even though it was very clearly still the same day This happened consistently and freuently enough throughout the book to make it pretty irritating

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The GuestbookHer own terms But as soon as she has sworn off men and is standing on her own two feet Lily meets Ian the alluring artist who lives next door and her new life is suddenly thrown off course The last thing she wants to do right now is to open her heart to another man Ultimately Lily must decide if it’s worth giving up her soul for security or risking everything to follow her hear. Judging by some of the other reviews this seems to be a love it or hate it book I really enjoyed it I honestly don't understand what some of the negative reviews were for The writing style was wonderful Beautifully descriptive painting a scenery I could easily imagine myself in feeling and smelling as the characters were and tasting This was a torturous book to read while pregnant My mouth has been watering for the Orange scones with icing the chocolate cherry muffins and all of the other recipes and goodies mentioned I feel like the people who negatively reviewed this book have little scope for the imagination I would hate to be as nitpicky as they are It seems as if they need everything fed to them and have no ability to carry on the story in their own minds I suggest for them a walk in some nice breezy air to clear their stuffiness away I enjoyed the character of Kyla particularly her interest in natural healing herbs and teas as that is a particular fondness of mine I am interested to read her story in the next installment of the series I also loved the neighbors I want to go visit the BB now The only reason I gave this 4 instead of 5 stars is because of the fact that right after Lily left her husband she was already falling for another guy and they wind up sleeping together without any commitment and with so many uestions while she is still married That is a particular sore spot for me as I value marriage no matter what a pig Brad was I would have liked this story had Lily waited until the divorce was final and her own feelings were finalized with Brad and even with Ian before hopping into bed with him That is a weakness in society that I thoroughly can't stand Had that been removed this book would have been added to my personal book shelf collection While love is part of the story the most important aspect for me was the friendship that grew and people still doing kind and selfless things for one another That is such a rare thing to see these days so it was refreshing to read about it even if it was fiction I would have liked to have had resolution with the father situation but other than that I feel it was a well written story I am ready to go bake now as my mouth is still watering thinking about some of those goodies