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Lori Lansens

Autor(a) de The Girls

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About the Author

Lori Lansens has written several screenplays. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

Obras por Lori Lansens

The Girls (2005) 2,350 exemplares
Rush Home Road (2002) 735 exemplares
The Wife's Tale (2009) 580 exemplares
The Mountain Story: A Novel (2015) 373 exemplares
This Little Light (2019) 123 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Lansens, Lori
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Locais de residência
Chatham, Ontario, Canada (birth)
Los Angeles, California, USA



JillHannah | 32 outras críticas | Nov 20, 2023 |
The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens

This action/adventure novel hits a home run in this genre and is a must read for those wanting a fast paced, adventure novel!

Normally, these types of books aren't my thing but for whatever reason this book stuck with me and I could not put it down. I'm slightly annoyed I didn't pick this book up early, because it was a fantastic read, leaving me to believe I absolutely need more Lori Lansens in my life.

This book isn't just a survive out in the wilderness story - it has heart, a plot, and lots of backstory. There are definitely survival aspects, but it's not just survival/wilderness porn. It's a fantastic blend of action, adventure, suspense, mystery and a splash of romance (just a tiny splash). We follow our leads throughout the story revealing truths about themselves and developing their personalities and lives. It's not cookie cutter or the norm, which is why this book is such a great read.

Why is it not a five star you may ask? There were definitely some slow/boring parts for me. There were a few times I put the book down and thought I might not pick it up, but decided that I needed to. Once you get past those few boring chapters, the book keeps chugging along at it's fast pace.

This book has plot twists and turns that make it interesting - you think it's going one way and then it swings in another - all while maintaining a PG/PG13 rating that I believe any reader will enjoy - not just adults, perhaps young adults too?

The book isn't sensory in it's description, but it's well written that you can almost imagine yourself with the characters. I applaud Lori for writing this novel - it's a fantastic read that I'll definitely be recommending to fellow readers!

Overall, this fascinating novel is a truly spectacular ride! Four out of five stars!

I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
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Briars_Reviews | 39 outras críticas | Aug 4, 2023 |
Lakeview, a unos treinta kilómetros de Ontario, en el sur de Canadá, es el lugar elegido por numerosas almas solitarias para instalar allí sus caravanas, entre ellas Collette Cody y su hija Sharla, de cinco años, y también Addy Shadd. Pero para Collette y su nuevo novio la pequeña Sharla se había convertido en poco menos que un estorbo, así que urgía desembarazarse de ella y qué mejor solución que proponerle a la vieja Addy que la acogiera durante unos meses. La anciana aceptó, sin saber que su madre no iba a volver a por ella. Cuando se hace a la idea de que Collette se ha ido para jamás regresar, Addy toma la decisión de acogerla como si fuera su propia hija.
Así, de un día para otro, Addy Shadd pasa a convertirse en Mamá Addy, y emprende la ardua tarea de educar y criar a una niña de gran corazón, pero con graves carencias afectivas. Sin embargo, la traviesa Sharla también transforma radicalmente la existencia de la anciana, que encuentra en la pequeña un poderoso e inesperado motivo para seguir adelante, mientras los recuerdos y fantasmas de su pasado en Rusholme, una aldea creada por afroamericanos que escaparon de la esclavitud, empiezan a cobrar un nuevo y esperanzador sentido. Por qué no, conocer a Sharla Cody tal vez fuera la señal que Addy tanto tiempo había estado esperando, la señal que le indicara que, por fin, había llegado el momento de regresar a casa.
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Natt90 | 32 outras críticas | Mar 29, 2023 |
A lot of people might not like this character or story - but I did. It shows how easy it is to let things that shake your foundation completely change you. It shows how it is to be stuck and not know what to do. And it shows you can come back from all that. One day, one step at a time.
autumnesf | 71 outras críticas | Jan 11, 2023 |



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