ErfulMany thanks to Lake Union publishing for my copy Opinions are own The Orchid Sister was an alright book but
One I Know I Ll I know I l not remember in a year or two However I guess I can say it simply didn t The bond between the two sisters Madison and Kat was a powerful one Since the death of their parents years before in a plane crash they were the only family that remained Given this attachment it made sense that Madison would become alarmed at her sister s extended absence Unfortunately there were other things about the book that just didn t make sense to me Also I felt The Poetical Works Of Robert Blair like I was being told things throughout the book instead of seeing them happen or feeling them through the character s perspective Because of this I had a difficult time connecting with the characters I should point out that this is my personal opinion though and the things that bothered me may not bother someone else That said I stuck with the book because I did find the overall plot intriguing and wanted to see how things played out and were resolved I m glad I did as I was satisfied with the ending of the bookThank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC in exchange for an honest review A heartbreaking and intriguing read This is my first opportunity to read Anne D LeClaire and I m super excited to continue I m only a few chapters in and I m already trying to sneak in reading time A big thank you toakeunionauthors and publishing for sending it my way Follow us on Twitter Facebook Pinterest BookBabblers Instagram Many thanks to Lake Union for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram I haven t picked up anything by this author Anne D LeClaire before I chose to read her Miss Russell S Hobby Vol 1 Of 2 latest novel THE ORCHID SISTER I selected this to read because Iiked the interesting premise and I was attracted by the beautiful cover design I can t resist a novel which is about sisters although don t ask me whyAfter her parents were killed in a plane crash Maddie decided that she no The American Quarterly Church Review And Ecclesiastical Register 1858 longer wanted to be close to anyone again except her sister Kat Growing up the two girls had always been there for one another Now Maddie has decided to risk her heart by forming a relationship with Jack a pilot but another plane crash devastates her all over again She needs Kat but her sister a journalist followed a story to the Yucatan and is now missing Maddie must confront her greatest fear and board a plane perhaps to find that the one person she hadeft has gone forever The intriguing story Observations On The Language Of The Muhhekaneew Indians line totally captured my attention from the start as I found myself transported to a different world planting me firmly into theife of Maddie With perfect pacing I was totally absorbed all the way through until the fulfilling conclusion The author s writing style was very appealing brilliantly encapsulating the core of the scenes that I was visualising whilst reading Anne D LeClaire s special way with the narrative made this complex and enthralling
uite distinct Overall THE ORCHID SISTER is a very worthwhile read with oads of raw emotion and plenty of heartache relationship dynamics to unearth If you re a fan of general or women s fiction you should really read this captivating and wonderful bookThanks to NetGalley Lake Union Publishing and the author Anne D LeClaire for my complimentary copy of The Orchid Sister My honest review is entirely voluntary The Orchid Sister is a poignant story of fear and ove Maddie oses her parents in a plane crash She still has her sister Kat Imagine two against the world Such an unbreakable bond forms between the sisters Maddie wants nothing to do with any other relationships Years Lettres D Henry Iv Roi De France Et De Messieurs De Villeroy Et De P later Maddie opens her heart to a man Unfortunately tragedy for Maddie and her sister is missing Maddie must confront every fear now She must fly in a plane She must face the fact that he. To realize that Kat is missingBut Kat hasn’t vanished without a trace An investigative journalist she’seft behind a subtle trail of clues Le Bulletin De La Vie Artistique leading to the mysterious myth shrouded Yucatán coast of Mexico To follow it Maddie must confront her deepest fears of flying of intimacy and ofoss She hopes that in doing so she will find her sister And if she’s ucky she may also find herself along the .
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free read The Orchid SisterSeries No Genre Mystery Cliffhanger No Content Warnings Plane crash Dealing with death Fire burns Abortion Read if you are a fan of mysteries with a hint of magicfolkloreThe Orchid Sister was one of the first books I was approved for on Netgalley Unfortunately it was buried under my TBR mountain and I was unable to come back to it until recentlyThis book gave me a touch of mystery family romance self ove fantasy folklore trauma and courage Going in I was expecting nothing but I was enraptured with this world and felt for the charactersFrom the first chapter alone this story has proved
to be very intriguing i enjoyed the pacingbe very intriguing I enjoyed the pacing the different revelations you will find as you go I was fascinated by the overall plot points of this novel and I was not expecting that this was where I will be brought by this readOverall an absolutely amazing read THE CRITERIA Blurb Main Character Significant Other Support Characters Writing Style Character Development Thrill Factor Romance Pacing Ending Unputdownability Book Cover FINAL VERDICT 4415 Much thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for this complimentary copy This review is voluntary and opinions are fully my own Also all uotes are taken from the ARC and may be different in the final published copy Blog Bookstagram Facebook Twitter Let me start by saying that overall I really enjoyed this book I enjoyed the characters and their POVs There were many uniue stories that all intertwine in the end This is a story that starts with the backstory of the sisters Maddie and Kat whose parents were killed in a plane crash Maddie was also involved in that crash but survives spending months in the burn unit going through difficult treatment and being Cantiones Et Muteti left with scars that she mustive with forever It is clear from the beginning that the two sisters are extremely close as a result of these events so that when Kat doesn t call or contact Maddie for several week it is obvious to her that something is not right I thought the author did a thorough job of detailing how Maddie would go about hunting for her sister and what might clue her into there being a problemThe issues I had with the story were 1 some pacing issues seemed Sir Michael Scott Vol 3 Of 3 like aot of detail in some areas and not enough in others 2 If someone is missing why would any solo female go off alone when she has a trusted male friend to help in a foreign country no Proceedings Of The Philosophical Society Of Glasgow Vol 26 less and 3 ending felt rushed compared to the build upIiked the book and I am glad that I read it but there were small issues for my taste TheOrchidSister NetGalley LakeUnionPublishing TWITTER TUMBLR INSTAGRAM Warning the entirety of this review contains spoilers Writing a book about pregnant brown women pregnant brown teens being forced to abort their babies so the fetuses might be used to rejuvenate white women is never a good idea It s most certainly not a story a white woman should writeLet s go by parts The book is told from multiple perspectives with the main ones being Maddie s *and Kat s The supporting cast consists of multiple Mexican characters and I swear I wanted to * Kat s The supporting cast consists of multiple Mexican characters and I swear I wanted to out my hair every time I started reading one of their chapters The Spanglish in which it s narrated was incredibly irritating and distracting it severely ruined the prose in my opinion because it was pointless and added nothing to the characters saying calle or saying street is the same saying padre and saying father is the same saying cerveza and saying beer is the same et cetera Adding the words doesn t make the characters any Latino than they already are and neither does their exotification and their obsession with mysticism As a matter of fact that Only Adds To The adds to the of already there offensive stereotypes cheating men temptress women magical old adies and characters with visions to the past in which the protagonists are being sacrificed to the gods Nothing I as a Latina woman appreciate From the bestselling author of The Halo Effect comes a heart racing novel of ove suspense and the unbreakable bond between sisters The people you The Story Of My Deportation love are taken from you That’s what Maddie DiMarcoearned when she survived the plane crash that killed her parents Fifteen years ater the scars remain And the ones no can see are hardest to heal Since the accident Maddie’s avoided the unpredictable an. .
Don t appreciate the main characters either They are meant to be women with careers smart and sharp yet they are so incredibly dumb it s mind blowing An example when Madison realizes Kat has gone missing and calls the police she ies to them about having talked with Kat s doctor When she finds evidence that her sister might be having drug problems she hides it and keeps it to herself She ditches Jack in Mexico to go
look into the mysterious spa slash clinic that the cab driver is too scared to see and she goes without anyinto the mysterious spa slash clinic that *The Cab Driver Is Too Scared To * cab driver is too scared to and she goes without any of communicating with the outside world And not just Maddie oh no Kat is just as bad Going back to get the treatment that s aging her instead of making her The Highest Life look younger blindly trusting the shady doctor with armed guards outside of his spa ruining her first chance at escape by swallowing the pill she could ve hidden in her mouth as she didater once the chance had been thrown away not telling absolutely anyone where she was going Do I need to go on Most of the problems these people have would ve been easily fixed if they had just talked to each other Frankly the best thing about this book is the bond between the sisters It was made believable they obviously oved each other and I really appreciate that I just wish the Mexico plot and characters had been better handled because that way this would have been a completely different story Thank you to the publisher for giving me a free ARC in exchange for a honest review All thoughts expressed here are my own Everyone has scars Maddie They just hide them in different ways Beautifully Written And With written and with vague hint of ore and mystery The Orchid Sister was simply magical In the wake of a challenging upbringing two sisters prove that their bond is greater than the bad things that come their way This suspenseful women s fiction novel is a beautiful story and one with many The Practical Medicine Series Vol 2 Of 8 layersAbout the BookThe girl with the scars The girl with many masks Maddie has many names and many ways she is described by others It is hard for people to see past the scars that Maddie wears marks from the plane crash that killed her parents Marks of a survivor though they don t always feel that way When Maddie met Jack handsome and adventurous she fell for him uickly Jack was one of the first men that didn t recoil from her scars He sees Maddie as the beautiful person she is inside and out Her scars are just on displayMaddie is fascinated with masks and she also creates her own masks Perhaps this is part of her healing a way to show that the outward appearance often hides who someone is But the masks also have so much meaning and Maddie is fascinated by the way different cultures create and use masks The symbolism and the work that goes into themends to the magical and ethereal uality And of course the masks also have symbolism in this bookMaddie s sister Kat has disappeared and though the police initially doubt Maddie s insistence that something happened to her sister Maddie knows it to be true It is the kind of thing you can feel when you have a bond Los Doce Libros De Agricultura De Lucio Junio Moderato Columela Vol 2 like Maddie and Kat But of course we know where Kat is because half of the chapters are told from Kat s perspective And the weearn about where Kat is the sinister it becomesReflectionThere are eventually 5 narrators to this novel though Maddie and Kat narrate the most chapters Structurally the changes between the storylines kept it engaging I ended up Second Annual Report Of The Governor Of Porto Rico listening to the audiobook for this one and all of the voice actors were fantastic It made it so easy to follow whose chapter it was Each was very uniue as were the stories they had to tellA good portion of the book takes place in the Yucatan in Mexico and it really is the sort of book that transports you there Ioved the Los Estados Unidos De La Am Rica Del Norte localore that surrounded Kat s disappearance and discovery There was a dark mystical uality to this mystery that For Your Sweet Sake leant to the atmospheric feel of the book Wond. D uncaring outside world including any relationships except for the one with her devoted older sister Kat who has always been there for herWhen Maddie meets handsome pilot Jack Moroni she finally begins toet down her guard But just as uickly her hope and trust are once again shattered when a plane crash forces her to revisit her traumatic past Maddie turns to her sister for comfort and guidance only. .