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Denise Jewell was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio where she resided until 2011 when she decided to pray and take her chances. She packed up and moved herself and daughter to Houston, Texas where she has resided since. Happy with her move she continued her career in the medical insurance field. She is an avid reader and lover of mystery dinner theaters and manages to find one to attend everywhere she visits, time permitting, sometimes traveling to the city just to experience the theater. She desires to travel all over the world, from the smallest of towns to the largest of the cities. The characters in her stories are real to her and having been swimming around in her mind for years and after a shove from her daughter she took the plunge and took them from her head to paper.
on July 01, 2015 :
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Suspense
The story starts with the typical life of Evelyn Emerson who is a successful businesswoman. It soon follows into her married life and then involves all of her sisters. Due to the “tremendous” stress in their lives, they all plan to take a vacation, which eventually leads to even more stress. The entire story then goes on about how they handle this “additional stress”.
The story is pompous right from the word “go”. The family is too proud of its heritage and makes no effort to hide it at every page of the book. The women are very proud of themselves too, to a point of being arrogant. The story in itself is mildly amusing. A sense of mystery is maintained throughout the book. That manages to engage the reader throughout the book allowing them to come till the very end.
Star Rating : 3 Stars
(reviewed 85 days after purchase)
on Jan. 31, 2015 :
Big Trouble, the story of sisters on a girl's vacation, who soon become women on a mission, reminding me of the incredibly funny First Wives Club. The main character Evelyn, despite being a successful businesswoman and the wife of a judge, leads her sisters on an hilarious adventure of mischief and mayhem. An entertaining read from cover to cover.
(reviewed 17 days after purchase)
Amy Leigh Napier
on Jan. 18, 2015 :
Evelyn Lee Emerson may be my new hero. All she needs is a cape to achieve full-blown superhero status. LOL. I loved this book! Evelyn, as the main character and narrator, is from a wealthy, influential, Cincinnati family that prides themselves on their good reputation. She has a large family with lots of siblings and daily close interaction. All of the siblings are successful in their chosen fields which is mostly law and finance but Evelyn owns a travel agency. The more I read in the book I wondered if Evelyn's choice of career was symbolic of wanting to be different or somehow apart from her family. With so much going on, it would be hard to blame her.
The story starts out with Evelyn and her sisters planning a week long trip to a chalet in Gatlinburg, TN for skiing, shopping, relaxation, etc. What starts out as a fun-filled, relaxing week goes quickly the other way when one of Evelyn's sisters reveals she believes her husband is having an affair. What ensues after this revelation demonstrates just how crazy a woman scorned can become. I am not going to ruin the story but everything that can go wrong, goes wrong. And no matter what happens, Evelyn's sisters are looking to her to save them. Evelyn repeatedly comes up with one crazy plan after the other but it all works out in the end. I was laughing out loud throughout this book at the sisters' shenanigans. It is one of the most entertaining stories I have read in a long time. I'm looking forward to the next installment in this series so I can see what these women are gonna do next! Loved it!!!
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
on Aug. 01, 2014 :
Such my type of book! It was such a quick and enjoyable read. I really liked the main character. She was witty, funny and clever. Their vacation sounded like so much fun! The writing was great and I was able to connect with the characters, although there were quite a few of them. Again, I definitely enjoyed this book. I would recommend and look forward to more to come!
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
on July 23, 2014 :
I absolutely loved this book. Evelyn is the main character and she is polished, fun, smart, outgoing, and sassy. She is one to tell her mind and I really like characters I can relate too. The book is well written and very fun to read. It will keep you giggling at the crazy antics of family dynamics. Absolutely must read!!
(reviewed 14 days after purchase)
on July 19, 2014 :
This was sooo funny and just good. I haven't read a truly new story for a chick lit in a long time but this is definitely it. Totally Good Fun!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on July 11, 2014 :
I really enjoyed this book I read it all within a day, the relationship Evelyn has with her husband reminds me of the one I have with my boyfriend. Its a wonderful book that will keep you wanting more and on the edge of your seat. It is a quick read and very interesting down to the last page!
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
on July 05, 2014 :
This book takes the reader on a fun adventure as she connects with sisters who love one another as strongly as only sisters can. The characters are lovable and realistic and they are each interesting in their own way. I love that this series will continue so that the reader can join the family on future escapades!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on June 25, 2014 :
I loved this book, these women are feisty and fun and a little crazy. I truly loved all the sisters and their family dynamic. I can't wait until the next in the series.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)