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No Story To Tell

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Well Written!!

I truly enjoyed this book! The characters come to life on the page, and it kept me guessing to the very end. I must say, I would not normally choose a book about a "dancer", but Victoria is so much more, don't let that throw you off. It has everything to do with the cha...
I truly enjoyed this book! The characters come to life on the page, and it kept me guessing to the very end. I must say, I would not normally choose a book about a "dancer", but Victoria is so much more, don't let that throw you off. It has everything to do with the characters and their interactions (however dysfunctional), and they are all so well developed and described you won't want to stop reading. Definitely take a chance on KJ Steele, you won't be dissapointed. Cant wait for her next book!

posted by TammieTJ on December 30, 2011

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

A sad story to tell

While the writing and the characters are crafted very well, the story was almost too depressing for me. This is a meloncholy tale about one woman and her fear to change what life has given her. Victoria leads a sad life, and the author brilliantly illustrated just how...
While the writing and the characters are crafted very well, the story was almost too depressing for me. This is a meloncholy tale about one woman and her fear to change what life has given her. Victoria leads a sad life, and the author brilliantly illustrated just how harsh her life has been. The writing is very well done, I just thought this story was too gloomy and the small glimmer of hope we receieve just wasn't enough to wash out out the dismal taste this book left in my mouth. I'd rather not pay to be bummed out, and this book definitely bummed me out.

posted by jenmurph21 on February 29, 2012

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  • Posted December 15, 2011

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    Recreate Your World!

    Victoria Lackey is a fighting survivor, beginning on the day of her birthday when her twin died and she lived. Her family weren't too thrilled with her and wished her brother had lived. One doesn't need too much of an imagination to know how she grew up; her abusive father and cowering mother die young, followed by an Aunt; and Victoria falls where she will. It's amazing as we progress and meet Bobby her husband who treats her more like a child and possession than a wife. Then we meet her friend, Rose, who seems to be the only one who is sensitive to Victoria's inner world - a world no one in this small town of Hinkley really knows about - oh what a surprise is waiting to burst out of its shell!

    Then we meet Elliot Spencer, the man who thinks and feels so widely that he speaks to Victoria's dreams in a way that mirrors so much within any reader's life as well. For Victoria wanted to be a dancer but the people around her, except for her mother who once fought for her to be in a dance recital, thwart her every attempt. Now she decides to give in to the fancy to start a dance school. Where will it go?

    How will Bobby react to his new woman who most of the time reacts with fear and submission to him, while he in turn demeans and commands her. What choices does she have. The plot evolves with some strange phone calls and messages that Victoria believes are coming from Elliot and which encourage her more. Again, what a surprise is coming that will shock readers to the core!

    One can dream about the "road not taken," but Victoria is a well-developed character who begins to observe her world and dream about possibilities, something almost every reader can relate to in some way.

    No Story To Tell is about recreating one's world - something to tell one's self more than other dreamers and idlers! Fascinating read, Ms. Steele!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 25, 2011

    A great read ..

    From the opening paragraph, I was drawn into Victoria's world. It's been a long time since I've read a book from cover to cover in one sitting. This was the one!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 17, 2011

    Compelling Characters - Excellent read

    I was drawn into this novel and its characters very quickly - I found the world painted by KJ Steele fascinating. She has a real ear for dialogue and her characters were authentic and compelling. I was emotionally engaged with the story and highly recommend this novel. It's great to see such a talented new Canadian author...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2012

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    Is it free or not???

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2012

    A good read

    Interesting story.

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    Posted November 6, 2011

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