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The Will (Magdalene Series #1)
     

The Will (Magdalene Series #1)

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by Kristen Ashley
 

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Early in her life, Josephine Malone learned the hard way that there was only one person she could love and trust: her grandmother, Lydia Malone. Out of necessity, unconsciously and very successfully, Josephine donned a disguise to keep all others at bay. She led a globetrotting lifestyle on the fringes of the fashion and music elite, but she kept herself

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Early in her life, Josephine Malone learned the hard way that there was only one person she could love and trust: her grandmother, Lydia Malone. Out of necessity, unconsciously and very successfully, Josephine donned a disguise to keep all others at bay. She led a globetrotting lifestyle on the fringes of the fashion and music elite, but she kept herself distant.

While Josephine was trotting the globe, retired boxer Jake Spear was living in the same small town as Lydia. There was nothing disguised about Jake. Including the fact he made a habit of making very bad decisions about who to give his love.

But for Josephine and Jake, there was one person who adored them. One person who knew how to lead them to happiness. And one person who was intent on doing it.

Even if she had to do it as her final wish on this earth.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940045582384
Publisher:
Kristen Ashley
Publication date:
04/08/2014
Series:
Magdalene Series , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
7,114
File size:
591 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Kristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched). Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up. And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

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The Will 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 144 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't write reviews often but this is a great book. It's my 2nd favorite of hers after Motorcycle Man and I have read that book about 4 times. This will be worth reading again! Love these characters so much and really like the family dynamic and that its about someone who is in her 40's. Most romance authors focus on younger people and I like that as I am in my 40's I can identify with the characters so much more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kristen Ashley is one of my top 10 favorite authors and I am so excited when a new KA book is released. The Will is a wonderful book that will be on my re-read list!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read it twice. Great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No need to buy the book thanks to the two plot spoilers who revealed all in their over the top review then bragged how they got their book for free. It is so rude of you to reveal the entire book, other readers might like to read the book and not know what happens in advance. Please, next time have some consideration of other people before you destroy the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
452pgs total. I was glad the sample was 50pgs because it took my that long to get through the rambling background info to see bits to lure me into the tale. I am a KA fan, so was slightly disapponted in this book. There were parts I skipped because I felt they were unnecessary ramblings and some words and phrases were used more than I cared for...and got on my nerves. The overall story was interesting, but it moved slow for me. It did have its moments and I enjoyed Jake and Conner's characters. For now, I'll continue to enjoy my re-reads of the Rock Chick, Dream Man and Colorado Mtn series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know what it is about Kristen Ashley's writing that pulls me in, but she's done it again. This was a sweet, wonderful story with great characters, romance and lots of humor. I recommend all of her books to anyone who enjoys a good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
too long, repeats the same thing over and over...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately, the plot in this book is very similar to the other two books in this series. Once was enough. Beating the same "inexperienced girl falls for macho man" gets really old fast. Be prepared to skim over the last 50 pages.
megkern412 More than 1 year ago
I love all books Kristen Ashley, but this one is my favorite. From Josie's elegance to Jake's bad assery, a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I laughed and I cried. This book is excellent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Will is poorly written with very awkward sentence structure and much repetition. The vast amount of foul language makes me think that the author has quite a limited vocabulary and finds it difficult to express herself in any other way. I could only suffer through half of it before I gave up and moved on to a better author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok, I'm just going to say it - Josie's dialogue was annoying. Indeed. I understand that she had a rocky past and she was meant to be an aloof character, but that doesn't explain her word choices or sentence structure. It was seriously a distraction for me and made it difficult to connect to Josie's character. She didn't come across as aloof - instead she came across as someone badly imitating Downtown Abbey. When you add that to her being completely astounded that every man she's ever met feel in love with her instantly, and it became a little easy to dislike her. But, Jake and his kids are phenomenal! I love how KA writes teenagers and young children! And the father's interaction with his children is usually the most attractive thing about him - which was certainly the case with Jake, Connor, Amber, and Ethan. It was wonderful watching Josie become part of their family. I cared just as much about the relationships and heartbreaks of Connor and Amber as I did about Jake and Josie's romance. I actually would have loved to see some individual scenes with just Connor and his ladies and Amber and her fellas. It was a fun book and I would have ranked it as a 4 if it wasn't for the annoying dialogue.
Anonymous 4 months ago
LOVE LOVE LOVE this book and this author. I have read and re-read this book. Trust me...you will love it. She is one of my top authors and I have almost all of her books on my "to re-read when I don't have a book new book available" shelf. I love some of her books more than others and this is one that is in the top 10 of what she has written.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the story of Josie and Jake falling in love. Jake's kids and his relationship with them is so honest and sweet. But, the book is annoying in so many ways. Ms Ashley's male characters are completely interchangeable from one book to another. They do not speak in complete srntences and verbally, come across as cavemen. Josie's dialogue makes her sound like an uppity British transplant. People don't talk like that. Also, she is written as an expert in everything involving child rearing and families and after a while it gets repetitive and irritating. Last thing Ms Ashley - when people are in love, they "make love". It isn't always about rough and fast fu**ing. Why does the language need to be so coarse?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A+++++.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful, real, love story. Both boojs in the series are a must read!! I simply adore that the characters are mature; second chances are awesome!! Also love the diversity of characters. Looking ford to the final book in the series.
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The story line was good, its just that it was too and the description of her thoughts was unecessary at times.
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alkire6 More than 1 year ago
OH! MY! GWAD! I have no words! absolutely LOVED this book! LOVE LOVE LOVE! so sweet, wonderful, protective and FIERCE! OMG! SERIOUSLY!?! ;) Hilarious! Heart-breaking, breathe-taking, bittersweet, lovely! so full of love! I have read several of Kristen Ashley's books and LOVED them, love how she writes, her stories, their outcomes, all of it! but I have to say that this one by far my be my favorite!!! I want to cry it was so beautiful! AMAZING!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book! I have yet to read a Kristen Ashley book that I didn't like and that includes this one. I will definitely read this one again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kristen Ashley writes enjoyable, long books. In a time where authors seem to break up their stories into multiple incomplete books, Ashley tells a story in one book. Ashley writes about macho men and strong women with quirky personalities. Her story telling can make you laugh and make you cry.