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Ailey of Skye by Wendy Hewlett – Review by Rhonda Pulk

Ailey of SkyeAiley of Skye by Wendy Hewlett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ailey of Skye
By: Wendy Hewlett
4 out of 5 stars.
This emotional story betrays the struggles of an addict on the road to recovery. This is done while being in a strange country while dealing with the loss of her grandmother.
The story is well developed and very unique. I was surprised that the story didn’t go the way that I thought it would. This is an easy to read story that really holds the reader’s attention.

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Ailey of Skye by Wendy Hewlett – Review by Michelle Austin

Ailey of SkyeAiley of Skye by Wendy Hewlett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ailey of Skye was a great 5 star read.

Aileen is traveling to Scotland, her grandmother left her money and her house. Aileen is looking to get away for awhile and possibly sell the house. Although, when she shows up at the house she is surprised to see a man already living there. When she finds out who the man is she is shocked, and that’s not the only shocking news that she will get.

Aileen is a recovering addict and has had a not so great experience in life. As she learns more about her family, she is going through many different emotions. As the story moves forward we find out that danger lurks in the shadows. Why did her father make the choices he did?

Can Aileen get past the demons and dangers and finally get the life she truly deserves?
Can her family keep her safe?

There is so much more to this read. All of the characters were great. My emotions were all over the place, I had some teary eyed moments. There are some scenes that could be sensitive for some. Wendy does a great job with her writing and you can’t wait to see what’s coming next. The Scottish language in the book made me think of The Outlander. I look forward to reading more from this author. 1-click and get started today.

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Ailey of Skye by Wendy Hewlett – Review by Sarah Oakes

Ailey of SkyeAiley of Skye by Wendy Hewlett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great read about recovery. Aileen MacEwan heads to skye after her grandmother dies and leaves her a house there. But when she arrives, someone is already living in it. Annoyed, she tries to have him removed but discovers they have more in common than she thought. As time goes on and events unravel, she discovers both herself and new friends along the way. Will she return to Canada the same person or sleill she be changed by Scotland?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns that I just couldn’t put down. Well developed characters like Ailey standing up for herself but vulnerable underneath or Brodie as stubborn but caring underneath
Great cast of supporting characters like the sweet mother figure Lianie or funny and charming Alec.
I loved the visual detsil throughout the novel like with the house with blue door and stained glass panes and cream walls for a sense of comfort. Or the scenes in the fairy pools with the waterfalls in the sun with its blue waters and green trees as hidden kingdom full of magic wonderfully written.
I also liked the use of Scottish culture throughout the novel with its language and customs given the respect they deserve and adding a sense of character to the novel. I also liked the use of suspense as detials about Ailey were revealed slowly to make you want to keep reading to find out what happened to her. I also liked how the book was Aileys journey as she grows and changes through the story emotive and powerful and moving.. Overall, a great read and I would give it five stars.

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Ailey of Skye by Wendy Hewlett – Review by Robin Rankin

Ailey of SkyeAiley of Skye by Wendy Hewlett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ailey of Skye by Wendy Hewlett grabbed my heart and twisted relentlessly. My heart exploded with hurt and sadness for Ailey and everything she experienced and survived in her short twenty three years. I suppose I should be happy she was able to make it through but good grief she was dealt a bad hand and it only continued to get worse for a long time.

Ailey is a hero, she took her second chance and did amazing things while only thinking of others, no matter the consequences for her. I absolutely loved this book, but there were parts that were very difficult for me to read and I had to walk away for a bit.

This is my first time reading anything by Ms. Hewlett and I have to say I’m throughly impressed and plan on reading her other books just as soon as possible.

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Ailey of Skye by Wendy Hewlett – Review by Kerry Carr

Ailey of SkyeAiley of Skye by Wendy Hewlett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is a wonderful story about a girl called Ailey. Ailey grew up in Canada with her gambling addict of a father. When her father died she was left to fend for herself and the only way she was able to survive was to join a gang and become a drug addict.

Fact forward 13 years Ailey is a heavy drug user and is almost on the brink of dying when her grandmothers solicitor finds her.
After going through rehab she decides to go the the Isle of Skye to claim what was left to her by her grandma. Little did she know she would find a brother and a mother who had been searching for her.

So starts an adventure where her dads old debts come to find her, along with the threat of her old life catching her up.

It is a heartwarming adventure dealing with loss, kidnap, drug abuse and learning to love all over again.

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Ailey of Skye by Wendy Hewlett – Review by Jana Teppih

Ailey of SkyeAiley of Skye by Wendy Hewlett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ailey of Skye is the first book by Wendy Hewlett I have read. It was a fantastic read and I once again fell in love with Scotland and the brogue … The writer tackles topics that are not easy to write about or read about – child trafficking, abuse, addiction … it also tells the story of the love of a family, self-acceptance and love itself …
Ailey of Skye is Aileen MacEwan’s discovery of herself, her past, the secrets hidden in the past and at times she feels that she cannot simply continue… it is Aileen’s story of growth and fulfilling her dream… be prepared for a rollercoaster and plan some time as you will not be able to put the book down until you get to the end! It is a nail biting crime thriller that reaches beyond the limits of the genre and I think anyone can find something that speaks to them when reading it.
I will be on a lookout for more from Wendy Hewlett and I am happy to have discovered another great writer!

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Ailey of Skye by Wendy Hewlett – Review by Shannon Fowler

Ailey of SkyeAiley of Skye by Wendy Hewlett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is my first book by Wendy Hewlett so I did not know what to expect other than it was a self-discovery story with a possible love story. Little did I know that 2 chapters in and I would be “a blubbering fool” as well! Parent child relationships are so personal to me because I am both a parent and a child. My relationships with my parents/stepparents is rocky at best; however my relationship with my children is so much better. Whenever I read a story involving parents and their children I always get a little misty eyed. The way Hewlett has written the relationships with Ailey and her family had me sobbing. Then laughing, then angry, then smiling! You know: all the feels!

This story was filled with so many twists and surprises all because one man was a selfish liar. I loved watching Ailey discover herself, her family’s secrets and her new found friends. Everyone needs true friends, ones you can trust, ones you can laugh and cry with, ones that just get you. Friends that are really your tribe!

I don’t want to give away any more of this story but I highly recommend it. I can’t wait to see what else Hewlett has up her sleeve!

Reviewed by @shannonlovesbooks
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Ailey of Skye by Wendy Hewlett – Review by Liz Vrchota

Ailey of SkyeAiley of Skye by Wendy Hewlett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I must start with the fact that this book’s main character bears a special name, and one that is my middle name. I love this! It is so rare to see Aileen spelled with an A. I suppose I was already invested in Aileen before I really even began the book. This is what attracted me to it when I read the blurb. I have never had the pleasure of ready Wendy Hewlett prior to this so I had no idea what to expect. I was extremely happy that I loved this book as much as I did.

Ailey of Skye will take you on an emotional and suspenseful roller-coaster literally from the very beginning straight up until the end. If its got a label the emotion was felt, and a few others I probably can’t name were felt too. Aileen is still new at sobriety and she is running from her past right from the get go when she discovers that she has family in Skye Scotland. Problem is she has no clue who these people are and what the trip will entail. I sincerely felt as if I was right with her as she tackled the dangerous and scary parts in Toronto. I also felt the impact of the gorgeous place that Scotland is. The world building is phenomenal. I will definitely be awaiting whatever may come next from Wendy Hewlett.

Review by @lizaileen
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Ailey of Skye by Wendy Hewlett – Review by Debi Kircher

Ailey of SkyeAiley of Skye by Wendy Hewlett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ailey of Skye by Wendy Hewlett

5 Stars

So this being my first read by this author I was super excited about it. Lets just say I can’t wait to read another.

This story was so unique and grabbed me right from the start. I went in blind, only seeing the beautiful cover so had no idea besides Ailey who this book was about. I was shocked when I learned who Brodie was and that’s about the time I was totally invested..There were a lot of moving parts to this story and there were times I was worried that things would become predictable, well no reason to worry, there was nothing predictable about this story.

I loved everything about it, the location, the characters, the other characters coming to life within the story with their own stories and the awesome twists and turns and ah ha moments I had. This book flowed so nicely and I loved the flawed main character and her fight in life to find out who she is after battling some pretty tough issues only to find herself battling ones she never even knew about.

I experienced many emotions while reading this and have already recommended it to another, I seriously can’t wait to read more from this author.

I loved it!!

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Ailey of Skye by Wendy Hewlett – Review by Caralee Loonat

Ailey of SkyeAiley of Skye by Wendy Hewlett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ailey Of Skye by Wendy Hewlett
4 Stars!!!!

This was another great new author find. I really enjoyed this quaint little romance. The author has a refreshing style. I found that the characters were realistic. I found myself lost in this book as I would love to visit that part of Scotland featured in the book.

Ailey and Alec are such a good couple. I found myself really interested in Ailey’s character as I have known a few people with alcohol addiction. I like how the author balanced the drama in the book with the romance. It kept me glued to the book and at the edge of my seat to see what would happen next. I really liked how the book was not predictable. I will definitely be reading more from this author in the future.

Reviewed by @caraleeloonat
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