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Clarissa left her husband and moved into a secret housing complex where you had to be interviewed before you could live there.
You had to be an artist or writer or any type of creative person.
Are they really looking for talented folks or looking for someone who won’t suspect the reason for the security and scrutiny of your life as you live there?
Clarissa definitely felt as though someone was watching her besides her virtual personal assistant. Her cat seemed to feel the same way.
Something was going on in this extremely secured building with cameras in every room. It is a futuristic building where your every move was watched.
I don’t know why Clarissa didn’t move out of the building.
The writing is excellent as always, but FLOWERS OF DARKNESS was a slow read for me even though it wasn’t very long and had a bit of a mystery.
The futuristic things which were the major gist of the book are not something I read so this book wasn't as enjoyable as I would have liked. 3/5
This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
A family with nine children, a ship in the backyard, and a house run like a drill sergeant was in charge.
We meet the Vergennes family and learn that the ship is a diversion to keep the children busy as well as teach them how to be self-sufficient and learn life skills.
THE FAMILY SHIP has a storyline that takes us into a pecking order of sorts with the oldest child being respected as the leader.
Both parents love their children deeply, but they do rely on the children to help take care of each family member.
There is a slow start that will make you wonder where this book is going.
As you keep reading, you will find out where the book was going, and what a marvelous story line.
You will fall in love with most of the characters. You will also feel the pain of tragedies as well as happy moments which were few since their father was so strict.
Their strict father was a bit much because the children always behaved and were doing their best to help each other.
I really enjoyed the family‘s interaction and how tight knit they were.
Helping out is what happens in a large family as well as having to make sacrifices for some or all family members.
Anyone who has come from a large family will definitely enjoy this book and might see some of their own family with the array of different personalities and a mother who has to make each one feel special in their own way.
THE FAMILY SHIP is a beautiful read with lovely characters, heartbreaks, and a writing style and story line that pull you in.
You won’t want to miss this book. 4/5
This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week.
Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists.
Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia @A Girl and Her Books, has a permanent home now at MAILBOX MONDAY.
Here is a shout out to the administrators:
Leslie @Under My Apple Tree
Serena @ Savvy Verse and Wit
Martha @ Reviews By Martha’s Bookshelf
THANKS to everyone for keeping Mailbox Monday alive.
I hope you had a good mailbox.
On Tuesday, February 16, I received:
1. HAIRPIN BRIDGE by Taylor Adams, courtesy of William Morrow and NetGalley.
I have been waiting for this book. So excited.
On Thursday, February 18, I received:
1. WHERE THE TRUTH LIES by Anna Bailey, courtesy of Isabel DaSilva of Atria Books.
2. THE FAMILY PLOT by Megan Collins, courtesy of Isabel DaSilva of Atria Books.