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Three Story HouseClever in that each cousin narrates a section giving meaning to the title I also loved the ortrayal of the cousin relationship which I feel is a very special relationship There s some light romance and suspense and it s a bit of a coming of age novel for these women in their twenties I liked how it of a coming of age novel for these women in their twenties I liked how it back and forth A very satisfying beach read This book was crap There will be spoilers because I disliked the story so much that I don t care to reserve itThe story is about three cousins Lizzie the soccer layer Isobel the actress and Elyse the fat one Yes that is the big trait that they give Elyse And she s not big trait that they give Elyse And she s not she s Dirty Work pudgy and likes to bake Way to go onersonality there These three cousins have been friends for life and when all three of their lives are at a crisis at the same time they go to Memphis to restore a house and fix everythingI felt like the author didn t really like her characters She made little attempt to have them be likeable and she didn t go too deep into their emotions She divided the story into three arts so that you could focus on each girl In Lizzie s section she is struggling with a soccer injury that could and does end her career She s extremely focused on making the olympic soccer team When in a later section you find out she doesn t make it that s all you know You don t know if she was upset or if she had accepted her fate by then or what And Isobel in order to try and spruce up her career is having a reality by then or what And Isobel in order to try and spruce up her career is having a reality film the three of them fixing up the house The crew in order to spice up ratings keeps throwing weird situations at them and surprising them with weird guests and everything And someone will get madfor a aragraph And then it s just not talked about It s not resolved It s justthere Isobel throws them out finally and nobody really says anything Don t worry She got a long great with the cameraman and he comes back with a great show idea that will help Isobel revive her career Problem solved No emotionAnd The Mount Shasta Mission poor old Elyse is hiding out because the man she loves is marrying her sister Turns out they were childhood friends and she was just waiting until one day he and her sister come into the living room and announce they re getting married WHAT When she finally has the big confrontation with the guy he has theerfectly logical explanation that he loves Elyse like a friend but he LOVES her sister Okay fine I can roll with that But where s the big tantrum of WHY DIDN T YOU TELL ME YOU WERE DATING MY SISTER WHY DIDN T SHE TELL ME I feel like these are logical uestions If my sister showed up with her fiancee that none of us knew about I wouldn t cut down my Little Darlings prize roses for the centerpieces which the mom does I would have a serious talk about open communicationIdiots Also while fixing up the house the sisters discover some secrets Such asincest Yes a niece married her uncle This is literally how the bookuts it and the three sat around the Greenwich phone while aunt Anne related the story as she knew it And that s all the reader gets to know Seriously Why bring it up if you weren t going to talk about itI don t know if the author walked around so long with the story in her head that she forgot she hadn t actually transcribed it toaper or if she would just try to throw in a uirk once in a while but have no idea where to go with itDon t read this book I don t understand why this book has so many decent reviews It reads like a really good short story from a high school English class Don t get me wrong those can be great but most are a far cry from being ublishable I can t tell if this is supposed to be chick lit or just really bad literature I don t think I would have rated it as oorly if I hadn t been expecting so much Characters blah Storyline eh The whole thing. Ousins and childhood best friends Lizzie Elyse and Isobel seek respite in an oddly shaped three story house that sits on a bluff sixty feet above the MississippiAs they work to restore the almost condemned house each woman faces uncomfortable truths about their own failings Lizzie seeks answers to a long held family secret about her father in her grandmother’s jumble of mementos and the home’s hidden spaces Elyse’s obsession with an old flame leads her to a harrowing mistake that thr. ,
Was just kind of bland There are better books out there 35 starsThis book is from Bookreportercom a delightful site for booklovers The title is a Your Name Here pun and it sets the tone right away Not only is the story about a three story house called the Spite House but the different stories of three cousins who come together to save the house It s a lovely story for a hot day when you want something light and fun Lizzie is a star soccerlayer whose career is winding up due to injuries Isobel is a former child actor who has not found successful film career as an adult Elyse the weakest character as far as I am concerned has not found her way in life At the end of their 20 s they are have to reevaluate their life s directions so they come together to save Lizzie s grandmother s house in Memphis I loved the fact that they are cousins It s a relationship that s not explored very much I have three female cousins and they are so special to me that I enjoyed this book that much It s also about their relationships with their arents that s not unexpected It s in your 20 s that you redefine that relationship I recommend this book when you re in the mood for a light upbeat read I had a lot of fun reading it Three Story House ended up just being an OK read for me The story was interesting but it just fell short The story told through the eyes of the three cousins each in their own section instead of alternating throughout the book I m not sure this format worked for me because I felt like I missed out on the other characters erspectiveI guess I wanted out of it I never really ended up connecting with any of the characters or their stories I felt kind of like I was reading an outline of the story and not the meat For instance we never got to see any of the romance between the characters Both Lizzie and Isobel find men and Are Just Kind are just kind told how are True progressing almost as an after thought That wa TitleThree Story HouseAuthorCourtney Miller SantoMy in a nutshell summaryLizzie Elyse Isobelcousinsor triplinsthe family name for themall haveersonal issues that need to be dealt withMy thoughts After Reading This BookLizziea Wannabe reading this bookLizziea wannabe soccer A Fairly Honourable Defeat player with a major knee injuryIsobelformer child actress who is not sure Much like in her first book The Roots of the Olive Tree Courtney Santo has created lush vibrant REALISTIC family dynamics that ring true From theoint you meet the three cousins Lizzy Elyse and Isobel as children affectionately known by their family as the tripletscousins the Triplins their relationship is honest and authentic There is no saccharine sweet fictional familial love here they fight and suabble just as real cousins but their deep bond to one another is always evidentThe book is cleverly crafted following each cousin through her own story as together they renovate the Spite House built high on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi As they work through the highs and mostly lows of making the house habitable story by story each cousin also goes through a Fucking Trans Women personal renovation as life challenges them in myriad ways The family secrets they uncover in therocess only serve to bind them closer togetherThe writing was able to do what only the best of books can do and that is sweep me away to where I was totally involved in the story I felt their joy and success as keenly as I did their disappointments and mistakes I also enjoyed the love letter to Memphis written between each line of the novel as much like the author Memphis is my adopted home Hated it Found the writing laborious and tedious Thought the characters were insipid and uninteresting I kept going thinking it would get better but each story was implausible than the last If the author teaches writing I fear for her students. Eatens to destroy her sister’s wedding and Isobel’s uest for celebrity tempts her to betray confidences in ways that would irreparably damage her two cousinsTold in three Slavery Reborn parts from theerspective of each of the women this sharply observed account of the restoration of a house built out of spite but filled with memories of love is also an account of friendship and how relying on each others insights and strengths You Can Make Anything Sad provides the women a way to get what they need instead of what they want. Review also found at received an advanced copy of this book from theublisher William Morrow via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review The expected Life Leverage publication date is August 19 2014This is the story of Lizzie Elyse and Isobel as they come together to renovate a house and simultaneously attempt tout the Bulbophyllums; the Incomplete Guide, From A to WHY? pieces of their lives together I have to give kudos to the author for the appropriately named title of the story It is told in three stories giving aerspective to each of the cousins Hence Three story housewell doneThis was a nice read where I enjoyed some of the characters than others For example I enjoyed Lizzie and her determination to reach her goals I also enjoyed watching her struggle with THE REALIZATION THAT THESE GOALS MAY realization that these goals may out of her reach On the flip side I felt that Elyse was a little too desperate to truly identify with Isobel fell somewhere in betweenWhile the story was good I did find that there were some glitches in the execution of the story Many times the transitions did not work and I had to re read Alhambra portions of the book to find out what was going on Also the majority of the romance happens off screen which left me wondering how they hadrogressed Lastly I struggled with the character of Benny I found that he was a surplus character that should have had involvement in the outcome of the story Although I knew he wasn t what the reader is led to believe he was no spoilers here I romise he was resent too much in the story to not have a greater significance to the storylineThis story entertained me If you can overlook the inconsistencies in the story and the fact that everything seems to only touch the surface then I say read it Spite House a historic landmark in Memphis Tennessee and the house where Lizzie spent much of her childhood has fallen into grave disrepair In the time since her grandmother assed away the house was apparently abandoned and left disrepair In the time since her grandmother assed away the house was apparently abandoned and left rot Now the city has stepped in and Lizzie and her mother are in danger of losing it unless it can be fixed to code Enter Lizzie s cousins Elyse and Isobel Best of friends since Lizzie s mother married into the family the three girls are as close as siblings Together they ll work To Fix Spite House fix Spite House uncover its secrets But the renovations also offer each of them a chance to fix their own lives as well Lizzie who dreams of a chance at the Olympics while recovering from her latest surgery hopes the house will finally give her the opportunity to learn about her father Elyse is using Spite House as a chance to escape her sister s looming marriage a marriage to the man Elyse has been in love with much of her own life And Isobel has always dreamed of recapturing the attention and celebrity she had as a child For her Spite House might The Infinite Air prove to be exactly what she s looking for As with her debut The Roots of the Olive Tree Courtney Miller Santo once again offers up something of a family saga This time it s one year in the life of three cousins each on the brink of thirty and each unsure what to do next in lifeThe book is split into three sections eachiece told from one of the girls viewpoints This is a format I usually enjoy uite a bit but I m not sure that it was the best option here in Three Story House First the house itself was of the most interest to me Spite House there s a story there Unfortunately it s The Spill pushed to the background and only generally glossed over The girls never really became fully developed or fleshed out either Sadly I never really felt like I was seeing anything beyond their surface stories I never felt like I was really getting to know any of them and ended up having uite a hard time connecting with them and becoming invested in their stories I would call this smart chick lit it s very. Renovating an historic Memphis house together three cousins discover that their spectacular failures in love career and familyrovide the foundation for their future happiness in this warm and Pandoras Planet poignant novel from the author of The Roots of the Olive Tree that is reminiscent of The Postmistress The Secret Life of Bees and Kristin Hannah’s novelsNearing thirty and trying to avoid the inescapable fact that they have failed to live up to everyone’s expectations and their own aspirations

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