Book Review: There is Always More to Say by Lynda Young Spiro


Title: There Is Always More To Say
Author: Lynda Young Spiro
Publisher: New Generation Publishing
Date: April 18th, 2016
Pages: 168
Format: Paperback
Source: from Author for a review


Synopsis (from Goodreads): A heartfelt novel about the connections that bring people together.

Soho 1984: Two people meet and their worlds are changed forever. An unexpected meeting – a look that means their lives will never be the same again.

In There Is Always More To Say Lynda Spiro chronicles the lives of the couple through friendships, marriage, fleeting moments and snatched time. It is a passionate account about a connection between two people that never dies even when tested by distance and when life throws the unexpected at their feet.

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances. If there is any reaction both are transformed.” C G Jung



There Is Always More To Say: A never-ending story about an everlasting friendship is a novel only 168 pages long, so I’ll try my best to write my review as short as possible.

This novel talks about love disquised as friendship. The love that couldn’t have happened for some reason, the love that is hard to let go, even years from when it started.
But the friendship I said was masked is real, so this book also talks about connection between two people, the connection so strong, it can’t be broken.

The story is written in second person. The main character is writing to her friend the book we get to read. The book is composed from letters, diary pages and emails.

I like how this novel makes you think and reminisce about life and relationships between people.
When I was reading, I couldn’t help but think about my own friend who I miss very much in my life, even though my friendship with my friend is simply pure female friendship, there are still many phrases from this book that can describe the feeling of longing. I even dreamed about my friend one night, so the impact this book had on me is immense.

We never got to know a friend’s name, but we got names of friend’s partner and the person friend had an affair with: Ashley and Sam.
I like it so much, and the reason for that is because Ashley and Sam can be female AND male names, so when I started to pay more attention, I realized we never got to know friends gender.
Because of that, this story can be interpreted in different ways. That makes it more special.

Also, the concept of this book is so wonderful. Every chapter starts and ends with beautiful quotes.

My main problem with this work of fiction was the fact that it is too repetitive. In my opinon, this piece of work would be so much more qualitative without some sentences and if it was one third shorter.
It also needs some editing. English is not my native language and if I, who taught myself this language can see it, then other will see it too.

There Is Always More To Say gives us just one side of the story, and we never get to see friend’s reasons behind his/her decisions.
It is a shame, but it is also what makes this book special and realistic, because often in life we don’t get answers to all of our questions, and sometimes we don’t get to see other sides of story.

Reading this book was an emotional experience and I would recommend it to readers who like to read literary fiction, as well to those who like for their books to have dash of phylosophy on their pages.


Three Short Book Reviews: The Unexpected Everything, The Nearly-Weds and Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There

Recently, my good Goodreads friend and a blogger, Lola from Hit or Miss Books , gave short reviews to multiple book in the same post. You can read it here.

I really liked that idea and because of Lola I got an inspiration to do similar thing.

I decided to post three short reviews for book I read but didn’t feel like writing full lenght reviews about them.


The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

the unexpected everything

The Unexpected Everything was a really fun summery read. It follows the story of Andie who is a politician’s daughter. Because of the scandal behind her father’s name, her summer plans changed and she finds herself a job as a dog walker.
Along the way, she meets a cute guy and you can  all guess where the story goes from there…

The story also focuses on friendship and how, with time, we can just grow apart.
With some cute scenes, swoony moments and some predictble situations handled in an unimaginable way, this book is one that should be on your tbr list for this summer.
I highly, highly recommend it to every ya contemporary lover.

Who could say no to this adorable cover anyway?


The Nearly-Weds by Jane Costello

the nearly weds I had some fun time reading this book.

The story takes place in Boston where our main character Zoe goes as an English Babysit.

If you didn’t know, this book is a winner of Romantic Novelists’ Association Romantic Comedy Award.
That being said, I don’t think I have to tell you it is full of funny situations and toughts.

Zoe was a great narrator and I think it would be awesome if there was movie based on this book.
Who knows, maybe one day we’ll have a chance to see it.



Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll

alisa I had the strangest dream.
I dreamed I found myself in Wonderland, went there trough the looking glass, but while I was there, I couldn’t remember what Wonderland looked like.

After I woke up, I decided it was the best time for me to finally read this book and find my answers.

When I was growing up, I liked watching Trough the Looking Glass animated movie better then Alice in Wonderland, even if it wasn’t Disney’s.

Now when I was reading it, some pictures from that movie came to my mind, I was reminiscing about some scenes I complitely forgot about.

What took me by surprise was how I knew some quotes even though I couldn’t have know them from that very movie.

Also, I noticed how some characters that weren’t in the first book, but were in Disney’s movie for the first time showed up here, in Trough the Looking Glass.

When I look at them only as books, I can’t say I’m sure which story I like better.
I think this one made me smile more often, even if I think that Alice in Wonderland has better quotes in it.


Book Review: I’ll Be There by Samantha Chase

I'll be there

Title: I’ll Be There
Series: The Montgomery Brothers #6
Author: Samantha Chase
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Date: December 1st, 2015
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: from Publisher for a review


Synopsis (from Goodreads)This Montgomery Has a Head for Business

Working for Zach Montgomery is challenging on many levels-coming from a wealthy and powerful family, he lives by his own rules and doesn’t answer to anyone. But Gabriella Martine has no intention of backing down. She’s used to handling stubborn men, and it doesn’t hurt that Zach is smart, charismatic… and gorgeous.

And a Heart for Adventure

Zach’s perfect world is turned upside down when a climbing accident leaves him broken, angry, and maddeningly dependent. In his slow quest for recovery, Gabriella is always there to help… but as Zach comes to see his beautiful assistant in a new light, he is forced to re-evaluate what it really means to be aman worthy of Gabriella’s love.



Maybe it wasn’t the smartest choice for me to start the series with the 6th book, but it is whatit is.

Despite the fact that this is a 6th book, it is easely readable as standalone.
But, there is one fact you should be warned about if you decide to read just this book: you won’t get attached to characters and, because of that, you won’t be so pleased with the story.
At least, that is what happened in my case.

The story follows Zach who is a complete control freak that had a terrible accident while mountain climbing and now he is a mess.
He has to use crutches to support himself and, like a little kid in a fifth grade, he is afraid other people will making fun of him because of that (actually, he is afraid other will see him as weak but I liked my perspective better).
As a control freak who loses control, he starts to behave as a grumpy spoiled brat who drawns in self-pity.

It was so hard to like him. As someone who knows how does it feel to have a terrible accident that leaves you unable to move for two whole months, make you learn how to walk again and go to phisical therapy every single day for months, I just couldn’t feel sorry for Zach.
In my opinion, he didn’t make any affort to became stronger and walk again, he was just angry at the whole world.

Gabriella took female book characters on a whole new level. She purrs and smells like Heaven (and no, this isn’t a fantasy. It’s a contemporary romance).

She is also oh so hot and an ideal girl for Zach since she doesn’t mind being treated horrible. She loves her family who is making fun of her all the time and looking at her like she is some kind of marriage wracker.
And she loves Zach who is being rude to her constantly.

The writing style is simple and is easy to read.
The novel is written in third pespective and although it does have some cute scenes, it has more boring ones.

Reading this book felt like watching a movie, falling asleep and then waking up after hearing main charaters screaming at each other, wondering what actually happened.

It had a slow pace and then, all of the sudden, characters were just screaming at each other. It felt like drama came out of nowhere and I knew I must have lost my concentration while reading, but I just wasn’t motivated enough to go back and reread what led to that.

Even though my review may sound harsh, I don’t think this is a bad book.
I know some people that would love it and I would recommend it to romance lovers that do not overly analize what they read.