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Three Story House ended up just being an OK read for me The story was interesting but it just fell short The story told through the eyes of the three cousins each in their own section instead of alternating throughout the book I m no Review also found at received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher William Morrow via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review The expected publication date is August 19 2014This is the story of Lizzie Elyse and Isobel as they come together to renovate a house and simultaneously attempt to put the pieces of their lives together I have to ive kudos to the author for the appropriately named title of the story It is told in three stories Dungeon giving a perspective to each of the cousins Hence Three story housewell doneThis was a nice read where I enjoyed some of the characters than others For example I enjoyed Lizzie and her determination to reach heroals I also enjoyed watching her struggle with the realization that these Rabiosa goals may be out of her reach On the flip side I felt that Elyse was I don t understand why this book has so many decent reviews It reads like a reallyood short story from a high school English class Don t Sculpting Making a Toddler Doll get me wrong those can bereat but most are a far cry from being publishable I can t tell if this is supposed to be chick lit or just really bad literature I don t think I would have rated it as poorly if I hadn t been expecting so much Characters blah Storyline eh The whole thing was just kind of bland there are better just kind of bland There are better out there Much like in her first book The Roots of the Olive Tree Courtney Santo has created lush vibrant REALISTIC family dynamics that ring true From the point you meet the three cousins Lizzy Elyse and Isobel as children affectionately known by their family as the tripletscousins the Triplins their relationship is honest and authentic There is no saccharine sweet fictional familial love here they fight and suabble just as real cousins but their deep bond to "One Another Is Always EvidentThe Book Is Cleverly Crafted Following "another is always evidentThe book is cleverly crafted following cousin through her own story as together they renovate the Spite House built high on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi As they work through the highs and mostly lows of making the house habitable story by story each cousin also Soldados del Multiverso: Guerreros del pasado (Guerras del Multiverso n 2) goes through a personal renovation as life challenges them in myriad ways The family secrets they uncover in the process only serve to bind them closer togetherThe writing was able to do what only the best of books can do and that is sweep me away to where I was totally involved in the story I felt their joy and success as keenly as I did their disappointments and mistakes I also enjoyed the love letter to Memphis written between each line of the novel as much like the author Memphis is my adopted home I would call this smart chick lit it s very clever in that each cousin narrates a sectioniving meaning to the title I also loved the portrayal of the cousin relationship which I feel is a very special relationship There s some light romance and suspense and it s a bit of a coming of age novel for these women in their twenties I liked how it went back and forth A very satisfying beach read This book was crap There will be spoilers because I disliked the story so much that I don t care to preserve itThe story is about three Renovating an historic Memphis house together three cousins discover that their spectacular failures in love career and family provide the foundation for their future happiness in this warm and poignant novel from the author of The Roots of the Olive Tree that is reminiscent of The Postmistress The Secret Life of Bees and Kristin Hannah’s novelsNearing thirty and trying to avoid the inescapable fact that they have failed to live up to everyone’s expectations and their own aspirations

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Three Story House

Courtney Miller Santo ´ 7 REVIEW

Childhood has fallen into On Disgust grave disrepair In the time since herrandmother passed away the house was apparently abandoned and left to rot Now the city has stepped in and Lizzie and her mother are in danger of losing it unless it can be fixed to code Enter Lizzie s cousins Elyse and Isobel Best of friends since Lizzie s mother married into the family the three A Dirty Wedding Night: A Dirty Rockstar Romance Collection (Dirty, Book 2.5) girls are as close as siblings Together they ll work to fix Spite House and uncover its secrets But the renovations also offer each of them a chance to fix their own lives as well Lizzie who dreams of a chance at the Olympics while recovering from her latest surgery hopes the house will finallyive her the opportunity to learn about her father Elyse is using Spite House as a chance to escape her sister s looming marriage a marriage to the man Elyse has been in love with much of her own life And Isobel has always dreamed of recapturing the attention and celebrity she had as a child For her Spite House might prove to be exactly what she s looking for As with her debut The Roots of the Olive Tree Courtney Miller Santo Once Again Offers once again offers something of a family saga This time it s one year in the life of three cousins each on the brink of thirty and each unsure what to do next in lifeThe book is split into three sections each piece told from one of the irls viewpoints This is a format I usually enjoy uite a bit but I m not sure that it was the best option here in Three Story House First the house itself was of the most interest to me Spite House there s a story there Unfortunately it s pushed to the background "and only enerally Faja (Naslouchač, glossed over Theirls never really became fully developed or fleshed out either Sadly "only enerally lossed over The Dirty Work girls never really became fully developed or fleshed out either Sadly never really felt like I was seeing anything beyond their surface stories I never felt like I was reallyetting to know any of them and ended up having uite a hard time connecting with them and becoming invested in their stories 35 starsThis book is from Bookreportercom a delightful site for booklovers The title is a pun and it sets the tone right away Not only is the story about a three story house called the Spite House but the different stories of three cousins who come together to save the house It s a lovely story for a hot day when you want something light and fun Lizzie is a star soccer player whose career is winding up due to injuries Isobel is a former child actor who has not found successful film career as an adult Elyse the weakest character as far as I am concerned has not found her way in life At the end of their 20 s they are have to reevaluate their life s directions so they come together to save Lizzie s Hearts Farthings grandmother s house in Memphis I loved the fact that they are cousins It s a relationship that s not explored very much I have three female cousins and they are so special to me that I enjoyed this book that much It s also about their relationships with their parents that s not unexpected It s in your 20 s that you redefine that relationship I recommend this book when you re in the mood for a light upbeat read I had a lot of fun reading it Hated it Found the writing laborious and tedious Thought the characters were insipid and uninteresting I keptoing
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it would The Mount Shasta Mission get but each story was implausible than the last If the author teaches writing I fear for her students. Eatens to destroy her sister’s wedding and Isobel’s uest for celebrity tempts her to betray confidences in ways that would irreparably damage her two cousinsTold in three parts from the perspective of each of the women this sharply observed account of the restoration of a house built out of spite but filled with memories of love is also an account of friendship and how relying on each others insights and strengths provides the women a way toet what they need instead of what they want. Ousins Lizzie the soccer player Isobel the actress and Elyse the fat one Yes that is the big trait that they Little Darlings give Elyse And she s not fat she s pudgy and likes to bake Way too on personality there These three cousins have been friends for life and when all three of their lives are at a crisis at the same time they Greenwich go to Memphis to restore a house and fix everythingI felt like the author didn t really like her characters She made little attempt to have them be likeable and she didn to too deep into their emotions She Divided The Story Into divided the story into parts so that you could focus on each irl In Lizzie s section she is struggling with a soccer injury that could and does end her career She s extremely focused on making the olympic soccer team When in a later section you find out she doesn t make it that s all you know You don t know if she was upset or if she had accepted her fate by then or what And Isobel in order to try and spruce up her career is having a reality crew film the three of them fixing up the house The crew in order to spice up ratings keeps throwing weird situations at them and surprising them with weird uests and everything And someone will Your Name Here get madfor a paragraph And then it s just not talked about It s not resolved It s justthere Isobel throws them out finally and nobody really says anything Don t worry Sheot a long Mate Me [If You May] (The Millennium Wolves, great with the cameraman and he comes back with areat show idea that will help Isobel revive her career Problem solved No emotionAnd poor old Elyse is hiding out because the man she loves is marrying her sister Turns out they were childhood friends and she was just waiting until one day he and her sister come into the she was just waiting until one day he and her sister come into the room and announce they re True getting married WHAT When she finally has the big confrontation with theuy he has the perfectly logical explanation that he loves Elyse like a friend but he LOVES her sister Okay fine I can roll with that But where s the big tantrum of WHY DIDN T YOU TELL ME YOU WERE DATING MY SISTER WHY DIDN T SHE TELL ME I feel like these are logical uestions If my sister showed up with her fiancee that none of us knew about I wouldn t cut down my prize roses for the centerpieces which the mom does I would have a serious talk about open communicationIdiots Also while fixing up the house the sisters discover some secrets Such asincest Yes a niece married her uncle This is literally how the book puts it and the three sat around the phone while aunt Anne related the story as she knew it And that s all the reader A Fairly Honourable Defeat gets to know Seriously Why bring it up if you weren toing to talk about itI don t know if the author walked around so long with the story in her head that she forgot she hadn t actually transcribed it to paper or if she would just try to throw in a uirk once in a while but have no idea where to o with itDon t read this book TitleThree Story HouseAuthorCourtney Miller SantoMy in a nutshell summaryLizzie Elyse Isobelcousinsor triplinsthe family name for themall have personal issues that need to be dealt withMy thoughts after reading this bookLizziea wannabe Olympic soccer player with a major knee injuryIsobelformer child actress "who is not sure what she wants to doElysefailed inn owner in love w Spite House "is not sure what she wants to doElysefailed inn owner in love w Spite House historic landmark in Memphis Tennessee and the house where Lizzie spent much of her. Ousins and childhood best friends Lizzie Elyse and Isobel seek respite in an oddly shaped three story house that sits on a bluff sixty feet above the MississippiAs they work to restore the almost condemned house each woman faces uncomfortable truths about their own failings Lizzie seeks answers to a long held family secret about her father in her randmother’s jumble of mementos and the home’s hidden spaces Elyse’s obsession with an old flame leads her to a harrowing mistake that thr.

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