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And Then She Fell by Dreena Collins – Review by Michelle Troyer

And Then She FellAnd Then She Fell by Dreena Collins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Catherine is on a search for answers about the death of her daughter, Susie. Unfortunately, she comes to the conclusion that her daughter has changed so much in the past couple of years, that she doesn’t feel like she knew her very well. So many scenarios of what might have happened.

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And Then She Fell by Dreena Collins – Review by Christen Ware

And Then She FellAnd Then She Fell by Dreena Collins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A dark and twisting mystery that truly skyrockets toward as a psychological thriller. One can only imagine what it’s like to be the mother to a child lost, and we give sympathy to those who live that reality. This book keeps you guessing and with so many possibilities that are equally plausible, it allows the reader to assume things themselves while feeling like they’re perfectly in step with Catherine. Overall, a good read.

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And Then She Fell by Dreena Collins – Review by Sara Grantham

And Then She FellAnd Then She Fell by Dreena Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was a rollercoaster of emotions! There were so many ups and downs throughout the story, and that kept me hooked. I highly enjoyed Dreena’s writing style! This was my first experience with her writing, and I loved it. This book had so much drama and suspense… It definitely kept me on my toes and had me second guessing everything.

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And Then She Fell by Dreena Collins – Review by Kimberly Wilkinson

And Then She FellAnd Then She Fell by Dreena Collins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was definitely a world wind, like a roller coaster. There were so many possibilities for how the death occurred you wouldn’t know which one it would be. Everything had me guessing of who killed or accidental death of Susie.

Catherine is Susie’s mom she is searching on what really happened to her daughter so she is doing loads of research and on thesearch. Something just didn’t feel right about what happened to her daughter. But the more she investigats the more she realizes how little she really knows who her daughter really is. With ten possible scenarios on who was involved and how the accident happened will Catherine ever finally uncover the truth? Or is the truth best left alone before something else sinister happens?

Eaxh aspect of the scenarios had me doubting who could have played a role in Susie’s death.

I did not expect how the book ended. But buckle up for a great read.

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And Then She Fell by Dreena Collins – Review by Allyson Ware

And Then She FellAnd Then She Fell by Dreena Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m a sucker for a good psychological thriller, and this met all of my criteria. I felt an emotional connection to Catherine, the main character in this book. It is difficult for me to really delve emotionally into a novel, but this author managed to pull me in: hook, line, and sinker. Being a mom can be incredibly difficult but being a mother of a child that has passed has to be a million times more difficult. I think becoming a mom for the first time has really put that into perspective for me.
Enough about myself.. this novel is spectacular and I highly recommend for anyone who loves a good psychological thriller. The characters, plot, and emotion in this novel will leave you wanting to read until you finish it.

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Cooked: The Chef Blows Her Lid by Cari Schaeffer – Review by Nicole Thompson

It’s her thyme to shine! Chef Olivia is the strong, capable young woman today’s society needs! The protagonist in Cooked: The Chef Blows Her Lid by Cari Schaeffer is a brilliant character with an array of emotions from sadness, empathy, anger, and even joy. As she comes into her own confidence through cooking and owning her own business, she discovers her true self! You absolutely need to add this to your reading list before the year is up!

Midnight Masquerade (The Brightly Sisters Book 1) by Halley Larkin Reviewed by Ashley Hasting

Midnight Masquerade (The Brightley Sisters Book 1)Midnight Masquerade by Halley Larkin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a really nice Historical Fiction Romance novel. Even though Charmaine has a tough time with her family right now, she has been working hard to keep them afloat. What that involves is putting on games for a ‘charity’. The games are done at a ball as well where she meets Kosta. There is love, family, drama, and scheming in this novel, but oh so good!

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Midnight Masquerade (The Brightly Sisters Book 1) by Halley Larkin Reviewed by Trista Priest

Midnight Masquerade (The Brightley Sisters Book 1)Midnight Masquerade by Halley Larkin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I typically do not read historical romance, but what a wonderful story of two opposites being pulled together. The characters and plot are well-developed. The author has created a Cinderella vibe, however, in this story, Charmain has a lot of responsibility being put on her to ensure her siblings are taken care of. I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to those who love an unpredictable romance.

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The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily – Review by Kimberly Filer

The Fifth Daughter of Thorn RanchThe Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Second book that I’ve read by this author and another unforgettable read. This book has adventure, drama, romance, and the most wonderful characters. You feel transported into the ranch and can’t help but fall in love with Emma Rosales the heiress to the largest ranch in Texas—The Thorn.

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The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

The Fifth Daughter of Thorn RanchThe Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars
The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily

What a wonderfully written Western/Romance that once you start reading there’s no stopping until you finish. I wasn’t sure what to expect going in but man what a ride the twists and turns had me turning the pages trying to figure out what was going to happen next. Emma is the heiress to Thorn Ranch which has been in her family for generations and she knows everything about the land but one night while out on a ride she discovers a tribe living on her property The tribe thinks she’s been sent to them from the spirits. What will happen when Emma tries to return home and the search doesn’t find her? I highly recommend reading this book to find out what happens next. Im looking forward to seeing what this author brings us next

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The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily – Review by Carla Clemmons

The Fifth Daughter of Thorn RanchThe Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was such a beautiful story! I normally don’t read this type of book, but I am so glad I did. This story is very well written and has amazing characters that you will fall in love with. Emma is young and strong with her whole life ahead of her. Then something happens that will cause her to question everything. The pull of Thorn Ranch and family are strong and will not diminish but she will have to fight harder than she ever has to see it again. I adore her strength and love Kai’s patience. The ending will take you by surprise, but this story is definitely worth the read! I will be looking for more from this author!

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The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily- Review by Donya Pedigo

The Fifth Daughter of Thorn RanchThe Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily is a western read with romance and science fiction tied into it. This is the first book I’ve read by this author, but I doubt it will be my last. I love the way she made you feel like part of the story with her descriptive landscapes and strong female protagonist. Without giving anything away, I’ll say that the concept of this book is well written, helping guide the reader on this adventure with Emma. There were a few things that felt manufactured just to progress the story, but despite these pulling me out of the story for a few brief minutes, there was always something to draw me right back in. The drama, different era feel, and romance were all interesting aspects to read. I hope this is going to be a series, because I’d like to see what happens next.

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The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

The Fifth Daughter of Thorn RanchThe Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Stars!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This is a new author to me and I was intrigued by the story line in the synopsis and decided to dive on it. This is a very well written story and I really enjoyed this book.

Thorn Ranch has been passed down from generation to generation and Emma is 5th generation to run Thorn Ranch. During her ride out into unfamiliar territory in her vast land, she must take refuge after losing her horse in a cave. Emma is rescued by “The People”…….. but will “The People” allow her to leave so she may return to her home? Will Emma know and learn from ancient secrets that Thorn Ranch may hold?

This story is interesting….I really enjoyed the characters and story overall. Romance, intrigue, twists….and I love the details that the author provides…..wonderful!!

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The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily – Review by Breanne Christian

The Fifth Daughter of Thorn RanchThe Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Emma is the fifth-generation daughter and will be the fifth-generation woman to run the Thorn Ranch. Scared of being in control of so much land and activities that come with the ranch, she decides to take her horse on a trip across the ranch’s lands while her parents are away. Lands even she has not ventured to before. During her journey, she loses her horse tragically and must take refuge in a cave from a storm. Upon awakening, she finds she is not the only one in the cave system. The cave system on her ranch has been home to a group called The People for generations. The People believe that Emma was brought to them and refuse to let her leave. Emma tries to make the best of her capture and meets the chief’s son, Kai. Kai teaches her the way of the people, the land, their crops, and their animals. Does Emma ever get the chance to return home, or does she find that she is home with The People? Find out in The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch.
The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch is full of relatable characters, wonder, and relatable feelings. It is an interesting read with twists and turns. In some areas, the story fell a little flat and it was a little hard to get into at times. It held my attention relatively well.
If you are looking for a quick read that is full of mysteries and wonder, look no further. Overall, The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch is a good read.

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The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily – Review by Desiree Ottinger

The Fifth Daughter of Thorn RanchThe Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Emma is the heiress to one of the biggest ranches in Texas. Growing up, she always knew that she would one day take over the ranch operations. For generations the Rosales women have taken on the role of caretaker for Thorn Ranch, so it is only right that she is next. But what if she doesn’t even want to run the ranch? While riding the ranch one day, Emma’s horse is hurt, and she has to put him down before walking back home. When a sudden storm breaks over her, she seeks shelter in a cave. Only the cave isn’t a home to an animal, it is the gateway to a whole other civilization – living right on her ranch. Can she make her way home before her parents lose hope on ever finding her? Or will she discover a different purpose for her life?

This is my first time reading this author and I found the book fascinating. The use of going back and forth between Emma’s past, her present, and her parents’ present point of views rounded out the story. Emma’s inner turmoil surrounding her inheritance was well written and I think encompassed most young people who have struggled with huge responsibilities weighing on them. It was a read that I didn’t want to put down, because I had to know if she would return home. No spoilers, but it is worth the read!

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The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily – Review by Melissa Fink

The Fifth Daughter of Thorn RanchThe Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Fifth Daughter of Thorn ranch was such a great read. I couldn’t put the book down as I wanted to know what will happen next. Towards the end, I didn’t know what to expect. The overall storyline was great. The book was written beautifully and I can’t wait to read more from this author.

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The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily – Review by Angela Shirley

The Fifth Daughter of Thorn RanchThe Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Emma has just gotten her degree and is on her way to becoming a Vet but as the heir to The Thorn Ranch her future seems all too predictable, wanting to explore more the outside world, but her world is about to explode in a way she was not expecting but will she have lost forever.

This is my first book in this series and from this author and I have to say it was breath-taking and stunning to read. The premise of the book is somewhat unique storyline which I have not discovered before, which made it interesting and thrilling to read, and with the wonderful characters and the interactions along the way I could not put the book down.

I don’t want to give too much away as I think the elements of the surprise enhances the story but the character of Emma and her enthusiasm for life and adventure comes through with every word written and how she is such a strong woman and not letting the predicament get to her which she embraced tried to learn the ways of The People.

This story was well written and well developed and would love to read more by this author in the future, thank you for letting me peak inside the world you created.

The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily – Review by Betsy Melano

The Fifth Daughter of Thorn RanchThe Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed reading this book. The author is new to me and one of the main things I enjoyed was the description of the Thorn Ranch and the beautiful scenery. I thought it was interesting that the Thorn Ranch was handed down to girls. Emma and her mother Josie were easy to connect with. The story takes a bit of a turn when Emma finds herself in the middle of a group of people living in caves underground on the Thor Ranch property.
The story is exciting, descriptions are beautiful, and the family’s story just makes you want to keep reading.

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The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily – Review by Tracy Greenhalgh

The Fifth Daughter of Thorn RanchThe Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is my first book from this author and wow, what an amazing picture is drawn by her words.
In this book we follow Emma, the only child of matriarch and land owner Josie Rosales, as the 5th generation of first and only born daughter in the family, the largest ranch in Texas passes from mother to daughter.
After moving away to college Emma returns home, and whilst her parents go to Europe she goes camping. And it is over a year before anyone sees her again.
Where has Emma been, with absolutely no sign of her or others, who is Kai, and why does Emma feel tied to him?
What a wonderfully written book, full of intrigue and a world that is well described. Involving the modern world, head strong educated women; people that live by completely different rules as if from a time gone by.
I would thoroughly enjoy a second book that takes us through the following years, The Thorn, The Land and The People.

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The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily – Review by April McCoy

The Fifth Daughter of Thorn RanchThe Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My first from the amazing Julia and wont be my last. This story was just wow. I went through a wide range of emotions reading it and can truly say every word took me to another world. I felt like i was in a yellowstone-esque novel and was loving every second! This is a perfect, well written book to cozy up and get lost in!

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The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily – Review by Ashley Westerman

The Fifth Daughter of Thorn RanchThe Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This author is one of my favorites, after I read her first book I was instantly a fan. As soon as I saw this one I knew I had to have it immediately. I’m so glad I did! I was not disappointed. This author has such a way with words, she just pulls you straight into the story and never lets you go. Even after reading I still keep it with me. It’s amazing. I highly recommend this! Pick it up today, pick up all her books right now!

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And Then She Fell by Dreena Collins – Review by LaliLovely

And Then She FellAnd Then She Fell by Dreena Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This beautifully written book left me wanting more in the very best way! It was so easy to get caught up in Catherine’s day to day life & tag along with her. She is a lovely narrator & I loved her character. The author’s style of thriller writing gave me the most pleasantly suspenseful experience I’ve had with a book, & I’m so happy to have discovered it. Even though I thought I knew, I was genuinely uncertain of what really happened to Susie all the way up to the end. The ending snuck up on me so calmly I felt a hard “wait a minute!! it’s over??” that I don’t usually feel, which was fun. Even a few days after finishing, I still find myself wanting to spend more time with Catherine & come along on the rest of her journey. There were a few more intense moments, & they were just enough to knock your heart rate up a notch without crossing over into being too much. Brilliantly created & intriguing in such a refreshing way!

Reviewed by @lalilovely

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The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily – Review by Brandy Vaughn

The Fifth Daughter of Thorn RanchThe Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This story was an interesting take on time travel without actual time travel. I love how Emma rides without abandon through the Texas landscape. It seems almost absurd that the ranch is 1,000,000 acres and almost the size of Los Angeles. At the same time, a ranch that large would be ripe for adventure and that’s what we find in this story. The descriptions and story are so well laid out, that it is easy to see it in your mind. This story could easily be a movie or mini-series!
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And Then She Fell by Dreena Collins – Review by Julie Johnson

And Then She FellAnd Then She Fell by Dreena Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A mother’s love knows no bounds but as a mother, how well do you know your children? Catherine Keely’s daughter Susie died a year ago. She was on holiday with her boyfriend Daniel and some friends when she fell over a balcony. Was she drunk? Some say she was. Was she pushed? It’s pretty suspect. Catherine travels to Crete to try to get to the bottom of her daughter’s death. There are so many questions that she has. As she meets with Susie’s friends, her former boyfriend, and people who were present on the night of Susie’s death, different pictures emerge. All of them have some layer of truth to them but what really is the truth? She’s presented with ten different scenarios and the reader is challenged to choose the correct one.

This is another new-to-me author and I found her writing style to be very easy to read. She has a way of drawing the reader in to her story and not letting go even after the last words are read. This book is full of intrigue and lots of twists and turns. I hope you’ll enjoy this great little short story!

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And Then She Fell by Dreena Collins – Review by Beverly Finnie

And Then She FellAnd Then She Fell by Dreena Collins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m on a ledge deciding which way to fall when it comes to this book. And Then She Fell was an interesting read. Although I didn’t love it, I didn’t dislike it either. This book was wonderfully written and deserves praise in this regard. The author kept me intrigued, which says a lot because I struggled at the beginning trying to get into the book. I want to be proven wrong, I made an assumption early on which is what kept me reading. But I will neither confirm or deny the outcome of that want.
Catherine is retracing the steps of her late daughter Susie. She doesn’t fully believe her death was an accident(neither do I.) She finds herself back in Crete at the hotel where it happened. She finds herself meeting up with Susie’s two friends Jessica and Sebastien, where she finds out Daniel was a controlling boyfriend. She also ends up in Daniel’s crosshairs. Despite all this she’s being stalked/threatened, somebody doesn’t want her to continue her quest. Susie was changing and she never noticed.
What kind of mom does that make her?
That’s a question she seemed to internally ask herself throughout.
I don’t trust Daniel. I also firmly believed from an early point that he pushed Susie, maybe not intentionally but it still happened. Like I said I want to be proven wrong. Controlling relationships sometimes go too far, unfortunately the next likely scenario is even sadder. There are things that take one’s mind elsewhere when reading that give one hope to be proven wrong, but sad knowing what the outcome would be.
If you like reading for clues and making your own assumptions hoping to be right or wrong, this book is perfect for you. The author gives you so much, it makes you feel one with Catherine in her path of discovery to what happened When She Fell.

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And Then She Fell by Dreena Collins – Review by Angela Renee Diaz

And Then She FellAnd Then She Fell by Dreena Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Catherine Keely’s daughter Susie is dead. A sudden fall from a balcony while on vacation. Susie was supposedly drunk and it rules as an accident. A year has past and Catherine can’t move on. Catherine has her suspicions on Daniel Susie’s boyfriend.

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And Then She Fell by Dreena Collins – Review by Heather Goodman

And Then She FellAnd Then She Fell by Dreena Collins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is so intriguing. I love how it has different scenarios in a kind of who dunnit mystery. I love the mother’s POV and getting to see how she is a year after this tragedy has happened. It is very suspenseful and haunting. It is great to see how the mother has people that allow her to grieve the way she needs to and not trying to change her or make her better. The daughter’s life that comes to light kind of hints at social peer pressure and the need to be a certain way. It is definitely worth a read.

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The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily – Review by Heather Goodman

The Fifth Daughter of Thorn RanchThe Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch by Julia Brewer Daily
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was quite an adventure. In the beginning it was a little slow starting for me but it ended up being such a good book. Emma is very relatable and it was very interesting to read. Although this is fiction it is so close to real life and it makes you wonder how you would react if you were in their boots. It has a blooming romance, adventure, suspense, and comedy all in one.

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And Then She Fell by Dreena Collins – Review by jennifer reimer

And Then She FellAnd Then She Fell by Dreena Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was compelling from the start and all the way to the end. The more the suspense built up the more I couldn’t put it down. The grief the mother Catherine has for her daughter Susie and the manner this accident happened, has Catherine looking for the truth. and honestly, I’m so happy she did or there wouldn’t be this compelling, drama, suspense, emotion, truth, mystery story. This book had me guessing to the end, it had me thinking that that was what happened and then twist nope not right. This book an amazing read and I’m so happy I read it. held me to the end.

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And Then She Fell by Dreena Collins – Review by Jennifer Reimer

And Then She FellAnd Then She Fell by Dreena Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was compelling from the start and all the way to the end. The more the suspense built up the more I couldn’t put it down. The grief the mother Catherine has for her daughter Susie and the manner this accident happened, has Catherine looking for the truth. and honestly, I’m so happy she did or there wouldn’t be this compelling, drama, suspense, emotion, truth, mystery story. This book had me guessing to the end, it had me thinking that that was what happened and then twist nope not right. This book an amazing read and I’m so happy I read it. held me to the end.

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