A Timed Wager

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 31 Jul 2017

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A great little read and i enjoyed it wish it did not end on a cliffhanger though,Looking forward to the next one.
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This was ok. It was an easy read, I read it in about an hour. I did not like the way it left me hanging. I prefer a book with an ending. Not sure if I will look for the other installments.
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I enjoyed the story but I personally, do not read cliffhangers. It did keep my interest and I loved the cat and her sister. The hunk across the street, that owns the restaurant, isn't bad either. Her characters were realistic, her descriptions were very good and helped keep my attention. Even the storyline was excellent, although way to short. If you don't mind the shortness of the story, then this is definitely some thing that will excite you
I received this book from Net Galley and voluntarily reviewed it.
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This was a really cute story, short and sweet. The pace is a tad frenetic, especially at the end, but it does manage to convey quite a bit of story in a short time. I always am a sucker for a story about re inventing oneself, and this hit all of the pertinent points.  Nice afternoon read, enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours. Thank you for the opportunity to review this story.
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I was immediately drawn into this book from the beginning. However, towards the middle it lost the momentum and felt rushed. I didn't completely connect with Shannon's gift. I understood that she was able to see the past by touching an item, but I didn't feel like it was discussed enough. 

The author's writing was fantastic during the first half of the book, so I'm interested in where this series is going
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Trying to get away from her past, Shannon Pryce decides to have a look at the long-closed antiques shop her Great-Aunt left her. Shannon finds the shop has been closed for some time, but decides to clean it up and re-open it for business.  The town where the shop is located is a small one, where everyone knows everyone else. Thus, Shannon meets one of her neighbors, the owner of a pawn shop, Bobby, a couple of doors away, almost immediately when she arrives. At first, Bobby comes across way too strong, and Shannon is wary of him, so put him off as well as she can.  Shannon also meets the hunky owner of the diner across the street, Mitch, and tries to encourage his attention as subtly as possible. Meanwhile, she begins cleaning the antiques shop. During the cleaning, she discovers several trinkets as well as a diary her great-aunt kept. Shannon soon learns some of the many secrets the store, her aunt and the town hold, but there are still more lurking out there, and she can feel them.  Her two neighbors help her figure out what some mean but not enough to satisfy her. In the story, Shannon has a ghost-sister, who appears regularly to converse with her, to ask questions, and to help her sort through subjects Shannon is working on, which added some interest.  In addition, Shannon has the ability to pick up on people and things by touching items they touched, owned or used, though she does not want this ability well-known and likewise does not capitalize on it. Thus, she tries to use this ability sparingly, though it does help her a bit.

The story is short and reads okay.  However, I felt it was a bit too rushed for me. I also found the ending rushed and unsatisfying.  The three main characters, Shannon, Bobby and Mitch, are well done, but I found it difficult sometime to figure out where things were going with them, as there were plenty of mixed signals throughout. Other than this, I think this could be the start of a good series.  I am just not sure, based on how I felt about this one, I will enjoy reading more by the author or her style. I received this from NetGalley to read and review.
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Love this book, i had to stay up all night to finish  it . cant wait for more from the author
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