The Will [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...

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The Will

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045582384
  • Publisher: Kristen Ashley
  • Publication date: 4/8/2014
  • Series: Magdalene , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 8,036
  • File size: 577 KB

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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    Plot spoilers

    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.

    16 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2014

    Awesome

    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.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    Lovely book!

    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!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2014

    Awesome Book

    I have read it twice. Great book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2014

    Meh... I have mixed feelings

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2014

    KA does it again!

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2014

    Excellent!

    I love all books Kristen Ashley, but this one is my favorite. From Josie's elegance to Jake's bad assery, a great read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    I laughed and I cried. This book is excellent.

    I laughed and I cried. This book is excellent.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    I don't have plot spoilers nor am I going to write a literary cr

    I don't have plot spoilers nor am I going to write a literary critique of the book.  The book was good, touching, funny and worth the read.  I love stories where people aren't perfect and they grow and learn through the story.  This book is a great example of  that type of journey in my humble opinion.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2014

    Fabulous

    This book was on par with violet and joe, ty and lexie, knight and anya. I dont know what happened with Jagged but she is back. It was sad humorous sweet and like always you want that ty, joe, knight, chace, mike, colt. You just want them all. Loved it. Love this style and hope you continue to write in this particular way.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2015

    LOVE LOVE LOVE

    Love K.A. It's hard to pick a favorite KA book but this is definitely in my top 3.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2014

    Recommend.

    I liked this love story although it began to drag near the end. The protaganist chose to flex her tirade muscles along with her maternal wisdom, and it became incredulous, in a Mary Poppins sorta way. The heroes caveman sentence structure made reading a little uncomfortable and really, I wished the story would have ended sooner. I did skipped through some pages toward the end. I enjoyed the premise and the first 250 or so pages (about 450 pages altogether) and did very much enjoy the romance. You'll get your money's worth and if you enjoy tirades then you'll enjoy this book.

    S.A.K.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2014

    Lani

    Will be back around 3:30 pacific

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2014

    Jack

    Lani.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2014

    Love Jake!!!

    You are to be inspired by this book. KA did a splendid job writing this book. You will be calling everyone lovely. I want a Jake in my life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2014

    Loved it!

    I loved this book. So much so that I'm having trouble beginning another book - nothing new holds my interest as much as this one did. These characters have stayed with me days after I've finished reading. I enjoy light, but well written books and KA always fits the bill.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2014

    New favorite book!

    I loved every word! I read a lot, but his book was special. I normally don't like the bad language, but it fit the characters and actually had me smiling. I laughed thru most of it, while I secretly cheered for the good guys and wished a dastardly ending for anyone who got in their way! It was a long book. Nice to have more of a story and an actual ending to tie it all together. I love Kristen Ashley as a rule and this book is why. Just awesome.

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  • Posted August 6, 2014

    LOVED this book! I am a relative late-comer to Kristen's books

    LOVED this book! I am a relative late-comer to Kristen's books but have now had the pleasure of being able to read almost all of them and this book ranks right at the top. The characters are all so well developed you feel as if they are (or wish they were) your neighbors. I NEVER feel short-changed with one of Kristen's books - she takes the time and the pages to ensure she delivers a complete, compelling story which is sadly rare these days. I most enjoy how Kristen writes with humor and compassion about quirky, damaged souls who find one another and the healing power of love. I always feel better after finishing one of her books then before I picked it up and to me, that's a strong testament to the power of her writing. Truly enjoyed all the characters and hope that the next two books are about Mickey and Coert (not sure how that's pronounced...."Court"?). The epilogue was wonderful as were the intimate details provided through Josie's letters and the letters/tape from Lydie. Excellent. If you haven't read this yet, get it today and be prepared not be able to put it down until you finish!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2014

    Shes so great!

    The epilogue in this book is great, my favorite part of the whole book .

    Kristen really has a gift. Her books are written in her own unique style that you either adore or hate. I adore.

    Cannot wait to read more in this series. Loved Rock Chicks but I think theses stories are going to be more realistic for the reader. I mean does a Lee or Luke really exist out there?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    All the same plot

    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.

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