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~FREE PDF ⚒ Echo Point ♪ Bron never intended to move back to Australia Wracked with guilt over her sister Libby s death, she s spent three months trying to handle her grief while taking care of Libby s young daughter, AnnieLibby s best friend Ally never had a chance to say good bye to her dear friend When she finally returns home, Ally finds Libby s family open and welcoming everyone, that is, except Libby s sister BronFor her part, Bron can t fathom why her family is so enad with Ally even offering her a job and a place to live but grudgingly admires the way Ally and Annie get alongWhile Bron contemplates moving Annie to Boston and away from the only home the little girl has ever known, bushfires begin to rage in the nearby mountains, and Bron begins to see that she s sorely underestimated her sister s friendSoon Ally s past and Bron s future collide with a heat and wonder that neither of them expectedWords , This ended way too soon, I wasn t ready to let go Oh well.I read this book a year ago almost to the day, and I remembered I d liked it well enough to give it 4 I didn t write a review at the time though So here I am, giving it 4 again The reason I reread Echo Point is that after the emotional whirlwind of The Secret Chord, I wantedof Virginia Hale s stories She s really good at building tension and has a thing for forbidden or perceived as forbidden love Her writing is really goo This ended way too soon, I wasn t ready to let go Oh well.I read this book a year ago almost to the day, and I remembered I d liked it well enough to give it 4 I didn t write a review at the time though So here I am, giving it 4 again The reason I reread Echo Point is that after the emotional whirlwind of The Secret Chord, I wantedof Virginia Hale s stories She s really good at building tension and has a thing for forbidden or perceived as forbidden love Her writing is really good in a no frill way, and I love the characters she creates They feel very real, with strengths and weaknesses, pasts and mistakes, desires and passion And while the premise of this novel is awfully sad the death of Bron s sister and Ally s best friend , the book itself isn t On the contrary, it s full of hope and life and joie de vivre Very well done The blurb of this book is inadvertently misleading which can impact a reader s expectations It sounds like this will be a highly dramatic book about a natural disaster that pushes an unlikely couple together However, the book isn t that at all In fact, there s little drama to be found which I actually preferred.Instead, the story is about a non conventional family and how they continue their lives with each other after one of them has died The story is told from Bron s perspective, a forty y The blurb of this book is inadvertently misleading which can impact a reader s expectations It sounds like this will be a highly dramatic book about a natural disaster that pushes an unlikely couple together However, the book isn t that at all In fact, there s little drama to be found which I actually preferred.Instead, the story is about a non conventional family and how they continue their lives with each other after one of them has died The story is told from Bron s perspective, a forty year old woman who returns to her hometown in Australia after her younger sister dies in an auto accident and she s now left as the guardian to her niece Due to the loss of a loved one, we might think the book is a downer but I didn t find it to be There is a thread of melancholy but the loving family dynamics between all of the characters makes itof a positive and heart warming read It s also a reluctant, on the part of Bron, romance.The setting of the story is vivid and the daily interactions between the characters lends a believable realism It s a read I felt I could really sink into.The book also avoids the usual tropes and pitfalls I often see in the lesfic genre The couple actually communicates pretty well, there s no breakup, no misunderstandings, etc In that way, it s refreshing.And, the writing itself is solid.The one thing that was a little off for me were the dynamics between Bron and Ally Bron is this mature responsible adult and always has been while Ally s the exact opposite, having spent most of her adult years in and out of incarceration and is generally a ne er do well I can absolutely see why Bron has the animosity and mistrust she does towards Ally but the family wants Bron and us as readers to give Ally a pass Sure, we learn there are very good things about Ally and the author gives the couple time to get oneven emotional ground but the romance still felt like a mature forty year old getting with a mercurial, not having lived as an adult yet, twenty year old And, I don t know, with the romance coming together after a long held, and for good reason, barrier falling pretty abruptly and with grief in the background, I mistrust it some Maybe that s just me, though.I put this around 4.3 stars and do recommend Echo Point is a debut novel by Virginia Hale, but without any of the typical first novel shortcomings It is a warm story of love, loss and family, set in the town of Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, a region west of Sydney in Australia s New South Wales The setting is really interesting, very well described, and plays a nice role in the narrative.The main characters, Bron 40 and Ally 33 , are two likable real to life people with real to life problems, and their believable romance develops at Echo Point is a debut novel by Virginia Hale, but without any of the typical first novel shortcomings It is a warm story of love, loss and family, set in the town of Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, a region west of Sydney in Australia s New South Wales The setting is really interesting, very well described, and plays a nice role in the narrative.The main characters, Bron 40 and Ally 33 , are two likable real to life people with real to life problems, and their believable romance develops at a nice comfortable pace The author did a great job with them, as well as with secondary characters the child character of Annie 6 especially stands out.Overall, this is a lovely book, full of feeling and very well worth reading A very solid novel which definitely did not feel like a debut I very much liked it and recommend it.4.25 starsAugust 2, 2017 A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher This one was a little disappointing Perhaps because it was highly recommended to me This is my second book by Ms Hale The Secret Chord was my first, and also a very good read This one was also well written but I just could not connect with the mains Yes, Ally seemed to be nice, but had no real redeeming qualities and a questionable past of not so great decisions Do not see those two characters together or why Bron decided to pay attention to Ally when she did I loved the description of This one was a little disappointing Perhaps because it was highly recommended to me This is my second book by Ms Hale The Secret Chord was my first, and also a very good read This one was also well written but I just could not connect with the mains Yes, Ally seemed to be nice, but had no real redeeming qualities and a questionable past of not so great decisions Do not see those two characters together or why Bron decided to pay attention to Ally when she did I loved the description of grief throughout the book though The child is also cute and well done The cover was a big miss in terms of matching the content of the book Yes, the characters live near Echo Point, but other than that it does not suit the story.Will definitely read this author in the future but would recommend The Secret Chord over this one to begin with My first read by Ms.Hale, some experienced trustworthy Lesfic reviewers read and reviewed the book brilliantly so you ll need to check them out before clicking the purchase button for USD7.44Ally was the main pursuer in this relationship, she had been in love with her bestie s older sister since she was 15 and since they were both back to Echo Point it was time to launch Get Bronwyn To Fall For Me Too Plan and making plans to improve herself after being an inmate for the past 5 years.Being an My first read by Ms.Hale, some experienced trustworthy Lesfic reviewers read and reviewed the book brilliantly so you ll need to check them out before clicking the purchase button for USD7.44Ally was the main pursuer in this relationship, she had been in love with her bestie s older sister since she was 15 and since they were both back to Echo Point it was time to launch Get Bronwyn To Fall For Me Too Plan and making plans to improve herself after being an inmate for the past 5 years.Being an ex con did not determine her attitude, she was a sweetheart through and through I didn t like the caused of her imprisonment, it took her away from Libby and missed out on Annie growing up Bronwyn was quite difficult to like in the beginning and midway, but her love towards her lil sister, niece, mother and brother knew no bounds The only problem she had was with Ally but layer by layer her judgemental attitude towards Ally began to dissolve and she found herself giving up a promising career and staying behind with those who matter Bronwyn and Ally as a couple, for sure it was going to happen and thankfully it didn t happen immediately There were some really minor dramas but nothing prolonged, even when another woman threw in to stir the jealousy pot momentarily, Ally and Bron exchanged a few meaningful words in the kitchen and that scene really wowed me A special shout out to Annie, Jackie and Daniel If you have at least one of them on you side, you re good for life There was just something so different about this book, i loved it and its just what i needed. I have found this story very romantic The two main characters had a common past, although not truly evolved due to their age difference Bron is an illustrator for children s books that went from her hometown in Australia to Boston to develop her career After her sister death due to a car accident, Bron must return to take care of their niece that has been left to her custody At this same time, Ally is released from prision after serving four years Ally has been Bron sister Libby, best frien I have found this story very romantic The two main characters had a common past, although not truly evolved due to their age difference Bron is an illustrator for children s books that went from her hometown in Australia to Boston to develop her career After her sister death due to a car accident, Bron must return to take care of their niece that has been left to her custody At this same time, Ally is released from prision after serving four years Ally has been Bron sister Libby, best friend and has had a crush on Bron since forever Bron can t stand Ally and don t understand the worship their family has on her But grieving their loved one and caring for her daughter, Annie, pulls them together overcoming all fears and insecurities Bron has been character a bit difficult to like at first but te way she face her doubts as to what to do with her life after the new responsibilities that came over her, have made me grow fond of her The character of Ally has gradually been exposed to show a loyal, loving person with some childhood issues that lead her to make wrong decisions which costs her a great price Their growing relationship along the book is very appealing, their chemistry is undeniable As I said, a very romantic, sweet and engaging story This was a really good romantic read This is the second debut book Bella has put out this month I don t know where Bella is getting all these excellent new authors, but once again I m impressed First Visiting Hours, now Echo Point, both of these romantic books were really good I think I even enjoyed this book a tadI don t use quarter stars, but if I did, I d rate this 4.25 Stars.The story is about Bron who has returned to Australia, after her younger sister Libby s death Bron, now ha This was a really good romantic read This is the second debut book Bella has put out this month I don t know where Bella is getting all these excellent new authors, but once again I m impressed First Visiting Hours, now Echo Point, both of these romantic books were really good I think I even enjoyed this book a tadI don t use quarter stars, but if I did, I d rate this 4.25 Stars.The story is about Bron who has returned to Australia, after her younger sister Libby s death Bron, now has legal custody of Libby s daughter Annie Bron is struggling with the decision to move back to Boston for her dream job, or raise Annie in the only home shes ever known To make mattersconfusing, Libby s best friend Ally, has just been released from jail She is living with Bron s family, who arefamily than her own Bron has never known what to make of Ally She is a proven troublemaker, how can she be trusted Bron s life has been turned upside down, and with the arrival of Ally, nothing will ever be the same again.I have mentioned this before I don t know what it is about ex cons finding love, I just seem to really enjoy Maybe it is that it means everyone has a chance at love for whatever reason, this story line works for me Add in that this books takes place in Australia, well it s a setting I absolutely enjoy.The best way to describe this is a pure romance While you are reading about characters dealing with a great loss of their loved one, this really is a feel good book The characters are normal people with real issues This book is not filled with unnecessary drama and angst, it is a really well written pure romance.I have to admit, I didn t know what to think of the character of Ally at first She is a bit brash and out there, but theyou know her, theyou know a lot of it is a front She is a complex character, just really wanting to be loved Bron is successful, andconservative, trying to step into the role of a new mother, wondering how to always do the right thing While this is a bit of opposites attract, what the two women have in common is their love for Libby and Annie And for all you romance fans out there, have no fear, there is plenty of chemistry These two are hot together period I absolutely believed in them as a couple and hoped for a happily ever after.I can absolutely recommend this to romance fans I know people are going to enjoy this Hale writes really well This is great for a debut book, and great for a seasoned author I will not hesitate one bit to read anything else by Hale An ARC was given to me by Bella, for a honest review. This was a quick and fairly enjoyable read I say fairly because I really didn t like Bron in the beginning because she is so judgmental I gradually warmed up to her character as the story progressed only to go back to hating her towards the end of the book view spoiler I couldn t believe what a jerk she was being to Ally First asking her if she was sleeping with another woman, then asking if she needed to get tested like Ally made a habit of sleeping with everyone that had a pulse and then This was a quick and fairly enjoyable read I say fairly because I really didn t like Bron in the beginning because she is so judgmental I gradually warmed up to her character as the story progressed only to go back to hating her towards the end of the book view spoiler I couldn t believe what a jerk she was being to Ally First asking her if she was sleeping with another woman, then asking if she needed to get tested like Ally made a habit of sleeping with everyone that had a pulse and then not believing her when Ally said she hadn t been with anyone in 2 years hide spoiler I hate it when a character is written in such a way that all I want is for the book to be over because I can t get over how much I dislike them However don t let this review keep you from reading this book because there are plenty of other readers who really liked it It is by no means poorly written and this is purely based on my personal feelings It just wasn t my cup of tea