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Little Miss Eyes of Blue by Holly Tierney-Bedord – Review by Carrie Reed

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Little Miss Eyes of Blue by Holly Tierney-Bedord
My rating 4 out of 5 stars

This book is the prequel to The Woman America Loves a Latte. This can be read as a standalone but I would recommend reading both, because there is so much story and information to get from both books. This book shared the story of Veloura’s life growing up and bless her heart she did have it rough.

Her mother is a piece of work and i have nothing good to say about her. I think her dad really did love and care for her, but I wish he would have fought a little more to see her or even have custody. I hate that she had to keep every little good thing that happened to her bottled up and somewhere safe she she would never forget those moments, because they were few and far between.

I kept hoping that Veloura’s school life would help, but the fact that her and her selfish mother moved so many times, it was hard for her to form lasting friendships. The terrible things she goes through in school at the hands of her classmates, and the fact that she still comes out as a smart, yet naive young woman, surprises me and makes me happy. This shows she can continue living the life she wants and she can find happiness no matter what crappy circumstances she was dealt.

Great book and I would definitely recommend reading both this book and The Woman America Loves A Latte.

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Little Miss Eyes of Blue by Holly Tierney-Bedord – Review by Sarah Oakes

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A great read about money. Paul thinks he has landed the girl of his dreams when he marries Marla. But she is only interested in his money. When he quite a job at a candle factory to become a country music star, he hopes it will bring happiness and love back to their marriage. But all it does is cause further arguments from Marla. Will this save their marriage or make them drift apart?
A great read. Well developed plot. Well developed characters like Paul trying to follow his dream while still being a good father or Veloura as a sweet little kid but also wise. The only issue I would raise is that I felt Marla was too unfeeling and complained too much to be likeable as a character. A good use of a prequel to show how Veloura grew up into the person she is in the first novel.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel like with the candle factory and it’s sights and smells and sounds so vivid as if you were actually there. Or the park where he writes the song with the green grass and the birds and the squirrell for a sense of peace and quiet.
The switch of perspectives worked well to display both sides of the story and was easy to follow with names as chapter titles. I also liked the use of dates and times to show how time progressed and things changed between the characters. I also liked the use of letters in the novel excellent way of showing characters thoughts and feelings and also the feeling of miscommunication. Also loved the sense of foreboding throughout the novel that things may not work out well for the family, given what we know from the first novel which was wonderfully written Overall, a great read and I would give it four stars.

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Little Miss Eyes of Blue by Holly Tierney-Bedord – Review by Michelle Austin

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Little Miss Eyes of Blue was a good four star read and the prequel to The Woman America Loves a Latte. We go back to Vee’s childhood to learn about where she came from and what she dealt with growing up.

My emotions were all over the place. We get a glimpse into how Vee’s parents met and fell in love. And what happened that caused things to fall apart for them. We continue to move forward as Vee grows up, seeing some heart wrenching things happen to her. All I can say is her parents were terrible and only thought about themselves.

There is so much more to this story. Overall I liked this story, it gave me a glimpse into why Vee is the way she is today. Holly does a great job of keeping you aware of what time frame and characters are in each chapter, the detail is great as well. However, the ending has left me with some questions that I hope we see in one of the next books. 1-click and get started today.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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Little Miss Eyes of Blue by Holly Tierney-Bedord – Review by Emily Walsh

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By: Holly Tierney-Bedord
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Little Miss Eyes of Blue by Holly Tierney-Bedord was an okay read that ket my attention, but was a little hard to get in though, not the story, just some of the elements.

This book is a prequel to “The Woman America Loves a Latte”, and it tells the tale of the life Veloura was subjected to as a child, and what her parents were like before and after they married and had her. I can say, some people shouldn’t have kids. Veloura parents are not worth the air they breath. This book broke my heart for Veloura, and what mades it all the more depressing is that her little girls like her, are, and have, lived the life she has.

Overall this book will pull to your heart strings, and will keep you reading. So please take my high recommendation and my stamp of approval, that you will feel many things, and become a fan of this unique author.

Happy Reading

-Review by @eawalsh

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Little Miss Eyes of Blue by Holly Tierney-Bedord – Review by Stefanie Carney

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Little Miss Eyes of Blue is the prequel to The Woman America Loves a Latte and it does a great job of diving it on Vee’s past. It paints a vivid picture that tweaks the heart and answers some questions about why she is how she is. At times this story is both heartbreaking and bold, which is exactly how I feel about Vee as well. This author has a talent of making the characters feel so real so easily and I love that. If you want a good book that is basically a character study then this is for you. Just be warned that it may change how you see the world around you.

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Little Miss Eyes of Blue by Holly Tierney-Bedord – Review by Candida Hopper

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Little Miss Eyes of Blue
by Holly Tierney-Bedord

I enjoyed reading The Woman America Loves a Latte so I was looking forward to reading this prequel to that story and I’m glad I did. There are a lot of sad moments in this book but there are also some really sweet moments with wonderful characters. There are a myriad of characters in this story which made it that much more entertaining. I’m glad I got to know Vee better and where she came from. I highly recommend this book. I also really enjoy this author’s writing style.

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Little Miss Blue Eyes By Holly Tierney-Bedord – Review By Stacey Baxter

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

  • This is a must read it was really engaging and beautifully written story, even how it goes back and forwards in time it’s still easy to keep on track what’s happening. It had amazing character’s who you really grow to love as you read on. I was lost in the storyline completely caught up in the page’s but i find there’s nothing better then picking a novel up which you can just lose yourself in the words it takes you away from reality even if it’s just for abit. I loved every second and i can’t wait to read more from this author
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Little Miss Eyes of Blue by Holly Tierney-Bedord – Review by Natalie Hanley

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Little Miss eyes of blue is the prequel to The Woman America loves a Latte. It is another great book by Holly Tierney Bedord.
I really enjoyed this book. It made me laugh and it made me cry. It could be read as a standalone, but it is good to read after The Woman America Loves…to help us understand the character of Veloura and how she came to be the way she was. I was really fond of her, and found myself willing her to get herself out of the situations she was in. While the pace was great throughout, I thought the final part of the book wrapped up a little too quickly. I would have liked to know how she got from the end of High School to finding herself in a soup kitchen and meeting Thunder. Overall, a fab addition to Veloura’s story.

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Little Miss Eyes of Blue by Holly Tierney-Bedord – Review by Krystal Gregory

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Little Miss Eyes of Blue by Holly Tierney-Bedord
4 out of 5 stars
This book was emotionally hard to read. At several points in time I had to point the book down to collect myself and come back to it.
I broke down for Veloura. This story of her’s, makes me want to cry. What starts off as a sweet love story where her parent’s fall in love just spirals downhill and never comes back up. Eventually she is in a broken home with two parents who are barely together enough to be able to care for themselves, let alone a young child. Veloura’s care and wellbeing is often neglected and/or overlooked. There is a revolving door of terrible men in and out of her mother’s apartment and then to cap off one partially terrible week, they go hunting for her father, and that ends horribly.
In the end, Veloura is left alone. You will have to read the book for the specifics of what happens, but my heart broke for this girl and I wept for her.
This book was very hard for me to read and I stopped and started it many times. While not my normal genre of books, I did enjoy it. I was pushed outside of my comfort zone and I do not regret it.

Reviewed by @kgregory

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Little Miss Eyes of Blue by Holly Tierney-Bedord – Review by Gail Guerrero

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Little Miss Eyes of Blue by Holly Tierney-Bedord

Four Stars

Wow! I couldn’t imagine living a life so chaotic. To always be on the move. Marla is a terrible parent she didn’t do her best to care for her child. Veloura had so much stacked against her. I was really sad reading this story and couldn’t stop thinking that this could actually be someone’s life right now. It’s scary and truly sad that parents can’t chose their children over others. The author played us by writing this story this way. I wasn’t expecting hearts and flowers. But I definitely wasn’t expecting so much pain, confusion and betrayal. Being a teen is hard enough. I really couldn’t put the story away because the author wrote it to keep you wanting to know what would happen next. You needed to know how these characters lives would turn out.

Review by @gguerrero89
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