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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing second book of an amazing series!!, February 1, 2015
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This review is from: Broken Lives (Freedom Trilogy Book 2) (Kindle Edition)
May Contain Spoilers!!! Wow!! I just finished Broken Lives, the second book in this series by Brenda Kennedy. This book had me in tears alot of the time much like the first book but this was for a totally different reason. This book picks up right where the first one leaves us, telling the story of a young widow that falls in love with a handsome doctor. I didn't mention his marital status because within minutes we learn that everything is not as it seems. So we meet Molly, his estranged wife that he has not seen in a year due to her erratic, unpredictable behavior and mostly because of her drug and alcohol addiction. Now my guess is that many readers are not going to be cheerleaders for Molly or wishing her the best and believe me, she is not my favorite character and I certainly don't want her to get back together with Alec but I am sympathetic and I do understand to an extent what she is going through. I understand because I have been in her shoes. I am a nurse and I unfortunately... Read more

3.0 out of 5 stars Repetitive and Monotone, October 1, 2015
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Ms. Kennedy did an awesome job in writing this story BUT it's lacking the WOW factor.

First couple of chapters were great. I was already thinking, this is going to be so much better than the first one. BUT it started to just feel monotone. Kinda like when you listen to a preacher and he uses the same tone of voice the whole time and by the end you are asking yourself, What was said? That is how this book was.

I didn't really connect witht the characters. and I really didn't see what the point of being inside Bobby's head. Bobby is Molly's friend. The one I am guessing she "loves." but why do I need to know why he is missed up and on drugs? It seems irrelevant to the story.

I would love to read book three. Just to find out how everything comes together, but It has been less than 24 hours and I don't even have the urge to go buy it. (which is unusual for me) Book two obviously leaves you hangin but it didn't leave me wanting to buy the... Read more

4.0 out of 5 stars Could Use Refinement, January 28, 2017
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Broken Lives picks up on Emma and Alec's story exactly where it left off. The underlying story is definitely read-worthy but I'm beginning to wonder if their story couldn't be revised and refined to reduce these first two books into one.

As I was reading further into the book it felt rushed. As with the first book an editor's red pencil could do some amazing things with the text.

I stand by what I say that the underlying story is read-worthy and for that I give it 4 stars. I would recommend this book. It's a very quick read.

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