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Welcome to my blog! My name is Kim and I write young adult paranormal, mysteries, and thrillers. This blog enables me to share the two things I love: Books and the craft of writing.

Ask the Girl is my debut novel. Murdered in 1925, Kate must seek the help of Lila and her sister to save her from her demon prison.

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"Keeping Janie": Love, Lies, and Custody Battles in Southport

Today, I'm excited to be apart of "Keeping Janie" by S.R. Fabrico virtual book tour sponsored by iRead Book Tours. Learn more about love, lies, and custody battles below and don't forget to enter the giveaway!



My Review


"Keeping Janie" by S. R. Fabrico is a satisfying sequel to the award-winning novel "Call Her Janie," bringing readers back into the tumultuous world of Lizzie Levine in Southport, North Carolina. While the novel provides an engaging narrative, it occasionally stumbles in pacing, leaving readers wishing for more thrills and unexpected twists.

The story picks up with Lizzie's eagerly anticipated reunion with her daughter, Janie, promising a fresh start in Southport. However, beneath the surface of apparent bliss, a dark shadow looms as Lizzie's ex-boyfriend, the enigmatic billionaire Gray Stone. The tension builds as the narrative weaves through the intricate tapestry of wedding preparations, overshadowed by an impending custody battle that threatens to shatter their newfound happiness.

S.R. Fabrico skillfully crafts a narrative rich in secrets, lies, and deception, making for a gripping reading experience. The complexities of love and the dangers lurking in the shadows add layers to the story, creating an enthralling backdrop for the characters' emotional journeys. The author explores themes of trust, courage, and the haunting impact of the past, keeping readers invested in the outcome of Lizzie's quest for custody and a happily ever-after.

While the plot is interesting, the pacing can be sluggish with certain moments feeling drawn out. The narrative could benefit from a more dynamic rhythm and additional twists to elevate the suspense. Readers anticipating a rollercoaster of surprises may find themselves wishing for a bit more unpredictability.

Despite its pacing issues, "Keeping Janie" delivers on its promise of drama, intrigue, and emotional depth. Fans of the first book will appreciate the continuation of Lizzie's story, and new readers will find themselves immersed in a world where love, lies, and the courage to confront the past collide. S. R. Fabrico has crafted a worthy sequel, and while it may not reach the heights of its predecessor, it is a solid addition to the series.



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