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No Story To Tell
     

No Story To Tell

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by K. J. Steele
 

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Have you ever wondered if you can be born into the wrong life?

This is a question Victoria Lackey, a once promising dancer, tries hard not to ask herself as she wanders through her days, tending her secrets and burying her past.

It is a question that begins to whisper to her after a chance meeting with Elliot, a sensual artist from the city, who recognizes the

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Have you ever wondered if you can be born into the wrong life?

This is a question Victoria Lackey, a once promising dancer, tries hard not to ask herself as she wanders through her days, tending her secrets and burying her past.

It is a question that begins to whisper to her after a chance meeting with Elliot, a sensual artist from the city, who recognizes the dancer’s spirit within her.

A question that presses for an answer after softly seductive anonymous telephone calls encourage her forward into a life of her own.

A question that demands an answer when the woman she is explodes inside the woman she has become.

Buried dreams, anonymous telephone calls, and a heart full of secrets. NO STORY TO TELL is a story that demanded to be told.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936558209
Publisher:
Fiction Studio, The
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

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K J Steele is an emerging writer who has learned that the process is not so much about choosing what to write as it is about having the courage to write what chooses to be written. Having spent the first half of her life creating an amazing family with her husband, Victor, she intends to spend the next half of it creating amazing fiction.

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No Story to Tell 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
TammieTJ More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never been a fan of much fiction and have gravited to non fiction books for my reading. I heard of the author's book through Facebook and tried it after my wife purchased it. I must say that I am very captivated by the writer's style and advanced ability to craft a great story. I will definitely be purchasing her future books (I hope). The story has many amazing and real characters - many of whom I felt I actually knew from my own life events. This is a definite read..........and this comes from a fiction agnostic.
jenmurph21 More than 1 year ago
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.
KBur More than 1 year ago
Definitely a book to throw into the beach bag or to cuddle up by the fire with. Interesting characters plus a small town, mix them together and an engaging story is born. Twists and turns through out make the pages flip and easily engrosses the reader to continue. Absolutely a recommended read.... then join me as we wait for the next novel.
literarymuseVC More than 1 year ago
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!
oneadam More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this. The characters were interesting, a bit twisted.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was impressed with the way the author brought you into the lives of the small town characters. However for me, I did not like the story...was about the realities of living with bad choices made by the main character...sad. So glad I didn't pay for this book. Why pay to get brought down?
PageSage20 More than 1 year ago
This novel showed me a powerful way to say "sorry, not interested" to fate. Thank you so much for this succulent read. It's words pulled me in to an experience that was exciting, and strangely familiar.
rilda More than 1 year ago
If you like a book with a good mix of characters who have personalities that can rouse your emotions ,you will love this book. K J Steele draws her readers right into the lives of the folks living in this small town of Hinkley. The story winds around Victoria who has a dream of becoming a dancer but is blocked by her own personality and also that of her husband. K J Steele writes with a sureness and sensitivity and I look forward to reading her next book.
DUre More than 1 year ago
I recently finished reading "No Story to Tell" and have to say I loved it. Great character development through out made for a very enjoyable read. The small town characters from Hinckly reminded me of the "characters" from the small town I grew up in. A very impressive novel from a first time author. Looking forward to seeing how her next story unfolds. I definately recommend adding "No Story to Tell" to your list of great books to read!
PinoCM More than 1 year ago
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...
bookgoddessWR More than 1 year ago
As I started to read this book, it pulled me in...and I was trapped, completely captured in the story that unraveled as I turned the pages... K.J. Steele, certainly had my attention, as she is sure to do for anyone that picks up this book. Her writing will carry you through the pages and freeze time....leaving you wanting more. "No Story to Tell", is one story that will have you mesmorized....it needed to be told.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It was kind of different with some really odd characters/people in it. It had a very good story line. It could have been anyones story, who came from a town of everybody knows everybody & everybody is in everybodys business. Loved the ending especially, just seemed like it was a long time coming.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A story populated mostly by terrible characters -- unsympathetic lowlifes. Only Victoria and Elliot seemed like real people whom you could care about. The rest were people you pray you would never run into in your life. I just wanted the story to end. I would never read anything else by this author.
MsEvie3274 More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book. Great read... Highly Recommend.
Happiness23 More than 1 year ago
Great book, easy read and wonderful story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy a story that truly makes you feel compassion for the heroine and you enjoy many twists and turns of the plot, this book is for you.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Crummy ending
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fmich575 More than 1 year ago
Very boring! Could not wait to finish.......
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MetsRoom More than 1 year ago
Interesting story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
No Story to Tell is not my usually type of read but the premises of the story intrigued me from the blurb, and though it was not at all what I expected, it captivated me none the less. The protagonist of the story, Victoria, was brought to life on the pages with KJ Steele¿s fluid and descriptive story telling. This was not a light and happy tale though; Victoria¿s life is full of tragic experiences, disappointment, betrayal and little happiness, making for a heart-breaking journey. If you want a book that will truly capture you heart and soul then No Story to Tell is for you but be warned, KJ Steele in no way promises a happily ever after for her characters. This gave the story a capacious breath of realism but also left me quite depressed despite the small ray of hope it ended with. It takes a truly gifted author to bring out these types of feelings in a reader and endear a character so much to them. And though I usually try to steer clear of not-so-happy reads because real life throws you enough curve balls and I don¿t usually like to read about them as well, I¿m glad I picked up this novel and did not miss this story that definitely needed to be told. Despite Victoria being a fictional character, I can¿t help but wish all the best for her in life. ***This novel has mention of one rape and includes one rape scene, though it does not go into detail nor get graphic.