Friday, 22 June 2012

The Quintessential Gemini by Linn Halton

Plot
For twenty-one years, the focus of Katherine Dale’s life has been her work. Love interests and hobbies came and went, but what has always been there for her was her nine to five habit. Until she’s replaced. With her confidence dented, Katherine is angry at life and at herself. She’s ignored hints of “changes to come” in her horoscope forecasts, written by the wonderful and renowned astrologer, Mark Ainsley-Thomas. Mark is now an “A” list celebrity in the UK and his new Agent is determined to raise his profile in America, so he has to take on the new, but talented, astrologer James Kingman to help him run his web-site.

Katherine lives her life according to her daily horoscope. When Katherine finds James has been writing her daily horoscopes rather than Mark, Katherine’s life explodes in confusion and, unexpectedly, love as the three lives become inextricably tangled. 

Now Katherine has to learn that the stars might be telling her that love is going to feature in her life, but when Katherine finds herself implicated in the headlines ‘Mystic Love Triangle Surprise’ she’s just as surprised as everyone else! None of the men in her life are love interests – so what exactly does fate have in store? 

My Opinion


For me this was a fresh storyline as I have never read anything involving horoscopes and I have to say I have never really had any interest in the subject and yet I still enjoyed the storyline. I loved that Katherine had lived her life by her horoscopes and instantly knew that Mark must have stopped writing them and so she confronts the situation which brought a touch of humour to the book.

Main character Katherine was a great character although things seem to happen easily and quickly this is typical of fiction books and is what makes fiction so easy to read! This is chick lit style read but with out the fluffy parts so I think it will suit a wide range of readers.
I liked the set up of this book it is told from each of the three main characters Katherine, Mark and James points of views so we get to see both sides of the story and we get to know the characters on a deeper level.

There seems to be an ease to Linn Halton's writing style  it feels as though the characters are actually sitting talking to us rather than us reading their stories which is very unusual to find. I found it a very quick easy read an ideal Sunday read. Pick this up at a fantastic price on kindle.



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13 comments:

  1. Great review and I can't wait to read this!! Thanks Rea and well done to Linn!

    Mandy :)

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  2. Great blog, great review, great author :-)

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  3. Thank you Mandy and Richard for your comments don't forget to grab your copy!! xx

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  4. Amazing - I stop to grab something to eat and three people beat me to it! Laugh! Thank you Rea, I'm so delighted you enjoyed it. Very much a test for me as 'chick lit' style is not going to be my usual genre. I don't think I can pull off the fluffy, so I do it in my own way - so it's been nail-biting waiting for the reviews. Thank you for taking the time to read and review - it's fab to be here! Lxx

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    1. yay you now have a seat on my blog shelf lol!!! xxx

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  5. Got mine! Excellent review, Linn/Rea! Love it! :) x

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  6. How funny our reviews went out on the same day Rea. Great minds :) x

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    1. see great minds think alike lol mwahhh xxx

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  7. Rea, This is a wonderful review for what sounds like a great book. Way to go Rea and Linn!

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    1. Thank you for checking out my review it was a great book Linn should be proud xX

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  8. I agree with the reviewer. It was very entertaining to read and done in a casual yet professional style. Good job, Linn. Good review, Rea.

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    1. Thank you for your comment glad we had similar opinions. xXx

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