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Well, hot dancing dang!! Lindsay and I are doing a little dancing and cheering because we finally after a long struggle read a book together that we both enjoyed!!! Well not a perfect read for us it’s one of the better books we have read together in awhile!!! We excited to be posting a sister read with both our reviews in it!!!

Lindsay’s review

This is an older publication from Lisa Jewell that was recently rereleased. As with all of Lisa Jewell’s work, this was compulsively readable and addictively enjoyable. It had “The Family Upstairs” vibes to it (which I loved!) with a lighter feel. I really enjoyed the Past and Present day timelines. They kept the pace and flow engaging and enticing.

I really enjoyed following these unique and intriguing characters along their journey. The mysterious plot had a constant feel of tension and suspense that kept me curious and flipping the pages

Brenda’s review

My first book by Lisa Jewell was I Found You and I have loved every one published after that. I was a bit worried about whether I would like The Truth About Melody Browne because it’s Lisa Jewell’s older work, and she has developed more of a darker side to her stories and characters now. Well, I am happy to say even though I didn’t enjoy this one as much as her latest books because I have also developed a darker side to me as a reader, her signature writing style won me over. She has grown more as a writer with layering those signature reveals, twists, and turns that come just at the right time to figure things out with her characters, and she has moved forward with developing her plots and characters as times change.

I was pleasantly surprised to see Lisa Jewell take a darker turn in The Family Upstairs with the storyline and the characters. The Truth About Melody Browne has some similarities to it but is a lighter, easier read with colorful, rich, likeable characters. While there is a little dark to the story, drama drives the story forward, and it has a heartwarming tone to it with the likeable characters. I thought it was a refreshing change of pace that still had suspense and tension to keep me engaged in the story.

I started off reading this one and then decided to switch to the audiobook. I thought the narrator did a great job pulling me into the story. I think I enjoyed the story more by listening to it, and I found it an easy one to get back on track with the story when my mind wanders away a bit. I highly recommend listening to it.

We received a copies through NetGalley from the publisher.

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4 thoughts on “The Truth About Melody Browne by Lisa Jewell

  1. Carla says:

    Lovely reviews ladies. I was also worried when I picked this one up and realized it was an older story, but I did enjoy it and am glad I read this one. You are right, her writing style, still shines through.

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    1. Brenda~Traveling Sister says:

      Thank you, Carla! I am so glad you enjoy this one too! It’s nice to see an author still keep their writing style but get better in time!!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Fab review, adding to my pile x

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Brenda~Traveling Sister says:

      I am so glad to see you are adding this one Melanie! I hope you enjoy it!!

      Liked by 1 person

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