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Made me intrigued and story so interesting and grippingWhen Jess and Star gathered at one place things started to take shape Like Lucy s cross word puzzle one by one gates of their memory and secrets opened their connection started to make sense At around 60% I figured out who was the cause of their loss Sounds predictable huh But no here is what impressed me most Even though I made the story sound simple it was not it was complex and dramatic Author opened the cards of mystery "one at a time revealing the right card at right time keeping enough suspense that made me read story till the "at a time revealing the right card at right time keeping enough suspense that made me read story till the Emotions ruled the characters life and story Their grief anger loneliness hopelessness fear were deep I could feel what they were going through and I could easily put myself in their situation I bet most of the readers will feel connected to them Jess thought she couldn t be mother again but oh how wrong she was Her motherly nature her care for Star was just right and enough to make Star feel wanted to remind her of her own mother Bond between these ladies from three different generation was mesmerizingThe mix of realistic and supernatural elements was seamless and well presented I liked the theme of the book justice and redemption second chance to life letting go of past and freeing the taught pent p emotions and energyClimax was most interesting I was waiting for this moment so long Even though I saw it coming I couldn
t figure how ntil I read it The events between climax and end were tight and tense That supernatural figure how ntil I read it The events between climax and end were tight and tense That supernatural in the end gave the story perfect endOverall I just loved everything about this book Great plot and setting emotions and drama perfect blend of realistic and supernatural world wonderful characterization and intriguing mystery It was wow Note I received e copy of this book from the author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review The loose ends people the loose ends I loved the whole damn story and all the peeps the supernatural element and how it all came together Mel This book kept me Guided Approach to Intermediate and Advanced Coding + ICD-10-CM/PCs Coding up till the early hours which says plenty about it It was my Kindle First selection for August I enjoyed it so much and it held my interest throughout so though it s an old cliche it was absolutely gripping I adore the cover and this is the author s debut novel which is really impressiveIt s fascinating how this rag tag selection of very different people all endp sharing a house each with their own miserable pasts yet they make it work There were a lot of surprises along the way for sure Also some comedic moments among them Yet one passage made me terribly sniffy as well My favourite character was Star I d sayshe had a really good heartMy only real critiue in this story is that she Understanding Yandere Lovers utilises a few descriptions too often such Tedious Too drawn out Too many cliche phrasessed over and over and over The Secrets of Lost Stones is a beautifully written moving novel about finding forgiveness and family in the least likely places Melissa Payne has crafted a compelling story with engaging prose and well developed characters who you ll fall in love with just like I did Lucy is a mysterious woman known as the witch of Pine Lake who has surrounded herself with lost souls most living and some only partially alive whose stories still have loose ends that need tying Kings of Paradise (Ash and Sand up The problem Lucy can t always predict how these loose ends will resolve It sp to the people she s brought together to figure that out for themselves The two main characters with loose ends are Jess and Star Jess is a thirty something woman who is running from the scars of her past tragedies and desperately searching for a new life Star is a homeless teenager who has been forced to fend for herself Both characters are fully fleshed out their stories heartbreaking and their pain and happiness so real it jumps off the page The cast of supporting characters is eually as intriguing all hiding their own secrets Even the town of Pine Lake becomes a character and the reader will feel as though they ve been welcomed into this tight knit mountain town for a blueberry muffin and some meddling with their own loose ends Throughout the book Payne perfectly blends real life with hints of otherworldliness that leave the characters and the reader guessing did these Brothers unexplainable things happen or not Most importantly The Secrets of Lost Stones is about the bonds of family and home the ones chosen for you and the ones you discover along the way This book is a must read It brought me to tears several times happy and sad and it made me laugh out loud I can t wait for Payne s next nove. Runaway with a secret too painful to share And the little boy with heart shaped stones who comes with a hope for reconciliation and a warningSoon Jess learns that she’s not the only lost soul running from the ghosts of the past She and Star have been brought together for a reason to be saved by the very thing that destroyed th. 5 roundedpThe Secrets of Lost by Melissa
Payne is such a jarring and emotional book and I am so glad had the opportunity to read is such a jarring and emotional book and I am so glad I had the opportunity to read it s about Jess is only 32 but she has lost everything her job her home and most importantly her son She packs p the few things she owns and heads from Denver into the mountains where her car dies in the small town of Pine Lake She takes a job as a caregiver for a woman named Lucy who may be old but is said to be the Witch of Pine Lake She has premonitions and constantly talks to
JESS ABOUT HER LOOSE ENDS THATabout her loose ends that to be tied p Enter Star a young runaway off the streets of Denver that has been invited to stay in Lucy s home much to Jess worry that someone is missing her But Jess and Star have a connection and it might be the thing that can heal them bothI think it is going to be hard for me to put into words Leaders Eat Last uite just how I felt about The Secrets of Lost Stones It is such an emotional book and even though I eventually figured out what was going on before it was revealed that didn t make a bit of difference to change how I felt about the book as a whole It was a page turner and I was so engaged that I had a hard time putting it down I would try to read another book but kept coming back to it because I just had to know how it would end I loved so many characters in this book Lucy Star and Jess were all wonderful and so was Lucy s friend Phoebe plus other supporting characters Bad things happen and it is heartbreaking but there were also moments that made me smile and laugh out loud I think Payne managed to create the perfect blend of sadness and happiness in The Secrets of Lost Stones The viewpoints switch between Lucy and Star and while I would have been interested in a bit of Lucy s POV I still loved the way these two viewpoints came together in the bookThere is a hint of the supernatural in The Secrets of Lost Stones so for those of you that don t like that in a book this might not be the right read For me though it was chilling but wonderful and actually gave me goosebumps than once I am really interested in Lucy as a character and would love to see her come back in another novel as maybe a preuel She was such an interesting person and her gift is something I would love explored in another bookSongs the book brought to mind Beware of Darkness as covered by Sheryl Crow Final Thought The Secrets of Lost Stones is a definite tear jerker so if you find yourself crying during books like me you should probably keep some tissues handy Payne s writing is simply gorgeous and I really couldn t tell this was a debut novel This book will keep youp late wanting closure and I cannot wait to see what comes out of this woman s mind next Plus with a gorgeous cover this is definitely a book you want on your shelf Thank you to the publisher and author for providing me with advance review copies of this book all opinions are my own A lovely story of secrets and forgiveness The Secret of Lost Stones is beautiful novel of people who get the chance to find a homeThe characters were believable well written and generally balanced Jess Abbot has lost everything her job her apartment and most painfully her eight year old son Chance She takes a jo Not too bad for an Prime First Book I do like a magic realism story and as a teacher I m always interested in teen stories The setting is a part of the US I am La muralla verde unfamiliar with so that s a nice perk Noestion that the author Melissa Payne is a storytellerI enjoyed the characters especially Star and Lucy The entire plot toggles back and forth between Jess s and Star s point of view but in third person sometimes overlapping a bit As in life everyone The New Competition understands experiences slightly differentlyI enjoyed the pacing it kept me reading But I was freuently frustrated by the stop and start teaser like plot We almost know the answer for Jessbut wait No New chapter about Star We ll come back to Jess later Similarly the story felt repetitive to me view spoiler How many times will Star go back and forth Stay Leave Stay Leave I realize that this indecision is normal in a situation like this But we don t need it so often to get the general idea And Jess Even though she wasnderstandably broken by her son s death we the readers are smart enough to get the point once or twice that she is reluctant to open p to Star I didn t count how many times she hesitated but it was than necessary hide spoiler Actual 4255It s not often that a new author s first novel wows me Really wows me But this one did and multiple times The Secrets of Lost Stones is a novel I already kno. A soul stirring novel about the bonds between mother and child and the redemption that comes with facing the past and letting it goThirty two year old Jess Abbot has lost everything her job her apartment and most heart wrenching her eight year old son Chance to a tragic accident Haunted by memories and grief Jess packs what’s
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It S One Of Those Novels That Caught Me Bys one of those novels that caught me by in a good way But also in a way that would make me stall if someone were to ask What s that book about That s because I went into this book thinking it was going to be one thing only to come out realizing it s something else entirely And that s just part of the mystery surrounding this wonderful story You don t ite know what you re going to get or how all the pieces will connect So how can I explain a novel without revealing that secretI didn t MEAN FOR THAT LAST PART TO RHYME BUT I for that last part to rhyme but I it did I m going to roll with itThe story is told from two perspectives Star and Jess And while normally I m not a fan of multiple perspectives as I feel it doesn t allow the time to properly connect to characters I felt extremely connected to Jess and Star Connected in the sense that I knew where they were coming from Mini Habits for Weight Loss: Stop Dieting. Form New Habits. Change Your Lifestyle Without Suffering. u Well written powerful andite emotional at times I really liked the main characters Jess and Star who come to stay with Lucy AKA the Witch of Pine Lake Good story telling that treats a difficult You can read all my review on Blog Books Teacup and ReviewsThe Secrets of Lost Stones was emotional and intriguing women s fiction with mystery drama and spirits that revolved around Jess and Star two loose ends tied Children of the New World up in picturesue setting of Pine Lake It was about getting over loss grief and haunted memories giving life a second chance friendship and bonding with new people and place hope justice and redemption World is not just round it s small too That fits so right hereCharacters Jess in early 30s was broken wondering soulntil she found Lucy and worked as her caregiver She was fragile deeply suffering from loss of her son I had mixed feeling about her reaction towards Star initially I The Oswald Reflection understood it was tough for her to care for another child who was of her son s age but she insisting Star should not live at Lucy s house little ticked me off Her intentions were right and I could hear her point but at some time I felt she was beingnfair But overall I liked her She was not perfect just hurt She was realistic and amazing character in the bookStar was 15yr old teenage foster kid who ran away from her foster home and was living on streets The Rabbit Who Wants to Go to Harvard until Lucy found her invited her with a curious letter She was tough strong smart ass and clever girl She was real fast atnderstanding signs opposite of Jess who took eternity to Quantum (Captain Chase understand what was going on I liked her reaction towards Lucy her big home and niceness of people at Pine Lake her feeling of hope the way her shell melted during her stay at Lucy s place She was mature for her age helped Jess and Lucy bonded nicely with all characters and appreciated Lucy s help Inderstood her fear and emotions She turned out such beautiful character in the book who deserved all the loveLucy Here comes my favorite character She was around 80yr old peculiar gifted and Introduction to Mythology unbelievably strong and tough witch of the Pine Lake who made me smile every time I read about her and her conversation with characters I loved her sticky notes and crossword puzzles and calendarAll characters were developed sensible lovable and realistic Okay not all Villain was such deceiving and heartless but I liked the way character was presentedWhat I liked First of all loved writing style It was flawless descriptive beautiful and also emotive I loved the small town setting Pine Lake people of the town their stories and their love for Lucy was great in this book What I wouldn t give to have house like Lucy s Lucy s big old Victorian house and the ghost town gave the haunting feel to the bookStory was told in dual perspective Star and Jess both had intense voice that drew me right into their world of grief loss and ocean of memories They both told their story their thought about other characters brilliantlyIt started with Jess arriving Pine Lake broke jobless and homeless without any aim who stumbledpon Lucy s shop where she found a job and opportunity to start over Star a teenage foster kid living on streets also found an opportunity to live better life when she accidently met Lucy and Jess Accidents don t just happen when Lucy is mediator She called these two loose ends who needed to be at one place destined to tie Perilous Love (Sinful Souls MC up but why What was connecting these loose ends and how Lucy knew about it what she was seeing and how she was helping them by bringing them together And then there was other mysteries how Star lost her best friend how Jess lost her son and what he was doing outside of their apartment on the road It. Eft and heads for the small mountain town of Pine Lake where she takes a position as caregiver to an eccentric old womanA rud clairvoyant Lucy is strange but welcoming and immediately intuits Jess as a “loose end” in need of closure But Jess isn’t the only guest in Lucy’s large Victorian home There’s also Star a teenage.