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Thursday, January 23

Review: A Girl by Any Other Name by MK Schiller

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Title: A Girl by Any Other Name

By: MK Schiller

My Copy: Ebook for Review

BookWhisperer Rating:

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Everyone tells him he needs to move on, but how can a man function without his heart?
Ten-year-old Caleb Tanner wants nothing to do with Sylvie Cranston, the annoying weird girl who moves next door to him and gets him in trouble for swearing. But at twelve, they become friends when he teaches her how to hook a fishing line and she shows him the value of a selfless act. At fourteen, he falls in love with her.
At sixteen, she dies.
Or so he’s told. But Cal never believes it. Sylvie has become part of his soul. He knows her like the steady beating of his own heart. He’d know if she was dead. Cal looks for her, prays for her and finally he just waits for her.
Nine years later, she walks into the community college English class Cal is teaching. Only this girl claims her name is Sophie Becker and she doesn’t know him. Cal knows better. He’s determined to get the girl he loves back—and protect her from the danger that took her away all those years ago.

our thoughts

A Girl By Any Other Name is beautiful and masterfully creative. I loved the mysteriously damaged girl next door, and Caleb's wonderful and loving family that draws the natural compassion and hope for this young girl to find a home. As each detail builds a very adult love develops between these children. I was in awe by the creation and depth of this story Schiller tells. There is talented shining through every page of the detailed and masterfully crafted pages. At the climax of the story answers will begin falling into place, and shining like on the darkness of this journey. While I am still very much in love with this story I found my only concern here. Upon finishing I really see this story as two parts. Part one would be the heart of the story, and part two would be the erotica of the story. Found the moment that all secrets are revealed Sophie and Caleb are like bunnies. Every time, I turned a corner it was Sex, Sex, and more Sex. Now, I can enjoy a explicit story just the rest of them, but the beginning of this story created something so deep and meaningful. It was soul searching and really moving tale being told, so then all of a sudden I have an alpha dominance story. I was honestly not expecting this, and mildly put off because of the differences in part one and two. A beginning so strong is not deviated by the sex, but I overall felt that the abundance altered the direction and pushed the story a bit away from the glory that it could have been. Regardless, even with the my impression of the story it was a wonderful story, and one that I would recommend.

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