Unbreakable Bonds

Unbreakable Bonds

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson

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ISBN-13: 9781620153536
Publisher: Libertary Co.
Publication date: 03/28/2014
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Carolyn Ridder Aspenson is a freelance writer and the Amazon and Barnes & Noble best-selling author of Unfinished Business, an Angela Panther Novel and Santa's Gift, a Cumming Christmas Novella. You can find Carolyn at carolynridderaspenson.com , on Facebook at Carolyn Ridder Aspenson, Author, and on Twitter @awritingwoman.

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Unbreakable Bonds 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
This second book in the Angela Panther series takes place a year or so after the first book. Upon the death of her father she seems to have lost her ability to communicate with the dead and is missing that ability even though at points in the first book she was eager to lose “the gift” she had been given when her mother died. Her teenage daughter is still causing trouble, her son is a typical boy – that sees ghosts, her husband and she continue to have a wonderful loving relationship and her best friend is dealing with the possibility that her husband is cheating on her. The story is fun, tender, loving, funny and interesting. The emotions that are experienced by Angela are believable and the way she interacts with people, alive and dead, makes me wish that I could meet her. I am eager to find out what Angela will do in her next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally love carolyns books,if you loved unfinished business,you will love this as well,carolyn can have you laughing and crying all at the same time,i totaly reccommend this book you will love itghing and 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Are you a happily married woman with a teen age daughter, supportive husband, a best friend with a cheating husband, and see ghost. You will love this book. The rest of us will just enjoy a good story, well told.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Carolyn has done it again! Keep up the great work!
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Angela/Ang used to be able to hear ghosts but had lost the ability six months ago when her father had died. But the ghosts still tried to connect even if it meant hurting her. But by losing her gift she could no longer connect with her mom who had been a constant in Ang’s life for the last year. Mel was Ang’s best friend. Mel tells Ang her husband Nick is cheating on her and it wasn’t the first time. Mel asked Ang to help her prove it so her kids would know the truth. But Mel said they would need Ang’s mother Fran’s help. Ang learns from her psychic Linda she has been selfish in that she wanted her gift back to talk to her parents when her gift was to help other people not herself. This was definitely a good read. I laughed through a lot of it. My heart went out to Mel and and the problems she was having but still a true friend. Then I loved how Ang had to struggle to even get part of her gift back. But loved her character and Mels as well as Josh.I loved the twists and turns they all went through. I recommend. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This read keeps you going. The pace and the myriad subplots are fun, engaging and interesting. So much so that EiR reader's eyes burned a bit from staring at the screen for hours, hoping to read what happened next. This book is paranormal, but not in a cliche way; it's a ghost book that is not, thank goodness, about scaring people. Instead, it touches upon lost connections, human interactions, mourning, and relationships. The protagonist, Angela, can hear ghosts, sure, but, ultimately, she is a normal middle-aged woman dealing with snarky teens, best friend woes, hot flashes and a mother who just won't keep her opinion to herself. Okay, so the mother is a ghost, but it's easy to forget that, since she is so very solid, real, in writing terms, that is. Ridder creates characters who are realistic, flawed, endearing and funny. Truly, this book is hilarious at times, and very touching at others.  Usually secondary characters are not easy to remember or connect with, but Ridder spends a lot of time fleshing out all of her characters and the result is wonderful. Ridder is not just a writer, she is an author. It takes something special to know how to craft a story, a plot, characters and mesh them together to create a really entertaining read. Ridder knows how to spin a yarn, make important connections and top them off with humor. Angela Lansbury (for the quirky mystery and impeccable detecting skills of the protag) meets Bridget Jones (for the hilarious, self aware aspect of the protag). A very fun book and a definite Elite Indie Read. 
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Danielle Urban for Readers' Favorite Unbreakable Bonds by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson is one of the best mystery/ sleuth novels that I have read. Her novel realistically portrays the real life of a family. The parents struggling to get their eldest daughter to behave, the wife suffering through menopause, and the fact that she has the ability to communicate with ghosts. The best friend of the main character is going through a tough time. Her husband is cheating on her and she calls on her friend to help her find the proof she needs. And one way to find it is to use the old connection her friend has with communicating with ghosts. But then there is the issue of her friend's connection having been lost after the death of her father.  Unbreakable Bonds is a funny novel that takes readers on the ups and downs of marriage, parenting, and dealing with the loss of a loved one. I found the story well written, and addictive to read. The family life was so real I couldn't believe I was reading a fiction novel. Families have their quirks and this family and their friends will keep readers coming back. Carolyn Ridder has a fresh raw talent that is fun, exciting, and takes you on an inspirational journey as the mysteries unfold. I look forward to reading the previous book before this one and the third one in this incredible series. The characters were more than believable. I highly recommend reading this novel and rate it five out of five stars.
TheAvidReader_KA More than 1 year ago
Unbreakable Bonds by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson is the second book in the Angela Panther series. It starts approximately six months after the end of Unfinished Business. Angela is mourning the loss of her father. She has also lost her ability to see and hear ghosts. Angela has been working with a local psychic medium to try and get her powers back (she wants to talk with her father). Angela is having trouble with someone throwing rocks at her. Emily, Angela’s daughter, is still causing trouble. She is now seventeen and can drive (that always means more trouble). Since Angela cannot communicate with her mother, she has lost her celestial spy. Mel, Angela’s best friend, believes her husband is cheating on her. Mel wants help getting proof of an affair for the divorce. Mel will not put up with him cheating on her again (yes, this is the second time). They really need help from Fran. Will Angela get her gift back? Is Mel’s husband cheating on her again? What trouble will Emily get into this time? Read Unbreakable Bonds for the answers to all those questions. I give Unbreakable Bonds 3.5 out of 5. It is a cute and funny story. Again, a little over the top. I wish the author would not use foul language (I find it offensive). There is also a lot of sex talk for a paranormal book. I do enjoy the jokes and references to menopause (you really have to go through it to understand). I received a complimentary copy of Unbreakable Bonds from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The review and opinions expressed are strictly my own.
Linda__ More than 1 year ago
Loved, loved, LOVED this book. It was filled with humor and compelling story, yet at times was very poignant. This is book 2 in the Angela Panther series and, wow, really a great read. I love how the characters have grown and changed, and I especially loved how Angela faced the changes with her gift. Carolyn Ridder Aspenson is now on my must read authors' list.
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weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
This series is a must read!! Fantastic! I was so excited that I got to read the second book Unbreakable Bonds in the Angela Panther series. I have to say this book was just as good if not better then the first book! This book picks up shortly after the first book. Angela did not like her new gift of seeing and communicating with ghosts, that is until she lost the gift. Angela is trying to overcome her grief from losing her father and mother in the same year. Angela finally gets half of her gift back she can now hear her mother’s ghost but unable to see her. Angela’s best friend Mel believes that her husband is cheating on her. They have Fran, Angela’s dead mother spy on Mel’s husband so they can gather proof that he is cheating. This book is even funnier than the first book, and had me giggling out loud throughout the book. The relationship between Angela, her mother, and Mel is wonderful. I loved all of the characters in this book and can’t wait to read the next book in this series. I read both books back to back and want more!! This is a must read series!! A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read Aspenson’s “Unfinished Business” which I enjoyed very much, but I absolutely adored “Unbreakable Bonds”. The characters are so relatable. Angela and her husband (who is quite yummy by the way), are a long-time married couple with two children, one of them a teenage daughter with major drama issues. One of the realities of raising kids is that the choices your children make can often cause disagreements and stress between you and your spouse, but I love how Angela and Jake have this playful relationship that’s supportive, yet real. Aspenson’s dialogue is so true to life, and yet leaves the reader with a smile, reminding us to laugh at life’s craziness. Angela’s mother, Fran, is a total hoot, as well her best friend, Mel. What I most admire about Aspenson’s writing is that while she’s very light-hearted and funny, out of the blue, she'll completely choke you up! Before you know it, you’re getting all misty-eyed. That, my friends, is great writing!
Caroline-Fardig More than 1 year ago
Unbreakable Bonds was one of those books I couldn’t put down.  The dialogue was snappy, the characters were real, and the plot was perfectly crafted.  This was a great follow-up to Unfinished Business, and Carolyn Ridder Aspenson’s writing just keeps getting better and better. I’m generally not a huge fan of paranormal, but I LOVE this series.  It’s because the author makes the paranormal element so incredibly believable in her writing.  The ghosts aren’t presented as chilling or scary—they’re real people who need to make one last contact with the living.  And I love that the main character, Angela, is just a normal wife and mom, who happens to be able to talk to dead people.  Angela’s family (living and dead) is a great cast of characters, and I enjoyed being in their world again. This novel made me laugh and cry—and the little twist at the end has me excited for where the author is going to take the series!  Can’t wait to read more.
JenZuna More than 1 year ago
I was so excited to get to read this second book in the Angela Panther series! I read this book in three days. Reading this book was like sitting down for a coffee date with old friends. I fell in love with Angela, Mel and Fran in Unfinished Business. The relationship between Angela and Fran is touching most of the time, and laugh out loud funny the rest of the time. I literally laughed out loud while reading some of the back and forth banter between the women, and had tears in my eyes at some of the more serious touching moments. In this installment of the series Angela's gift is "wonky" and she has to learn some lessons within her self to try to get it working again. I never give spoilers in my reviews so you will have to read the books to see what happens. The author has hit another big time home run with this book. The story, even when involving ghosts, is very believable and the characters are so well developed and real. When you read these books you feel like you're listening to your best friend tell you about their weekend. I just can not rave enough about how great the book is and how great the stories are! I really hope to see more of this fabulous trio!