Friday, January 25, 2013


Sierra was recently featured on the OrangeBerry Big Bang book promotion tour. Below are the reviews I received.

This first one is from Mommy Adventures:

Sierra by Taylor Dean
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

How much can the human spirit stand before it is broken and shred to pieces? That is the ultimate question of this book. Alyssa finds herself stripped emotionally and mentally. Your heart breaks when you think of all that she is going through. And then out of the blue, things start to change.

She embarks on a different journey which helps her recognise love once again. But is this love genuine or is there another disaster looming ahead for Alyssa? The romantic elements have a very strong Nora Roberts feel to it and of course there are all the twists and turns that are worthy of Stephen King's earlier books.

Really good read and I can't wait to read the author's other books.

Would I recommend this read? Oh yes, definitely.

Overall assessment:
Content: 4.5/5
Editing: 4.5/5
Formatting: 4.5/5
Pacing: 4.5/5
Offensive content?: PG13 to PG15 for theme and content.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author through Orangeberry Book Tours. I did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was I obliged to write a positive one.

The next review is from Quality Reads UK:

Sierra by Taylor Dean
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Cover - Plain and simple but it does make sense when you read the story.

Formatting / Appearance - There were no issues at all.

Content - There is something sad and lonely about this story. And yet, there is a surge of strength that comes from the idea that love might exist after all.

What I liked - The author's writing style. She keeps you glued through the ups and downs of the story. You start to feel connected to the characters and by the end of it you really appreciate the execution of the story.

What I didn't like - Some parts of the story were less developed than I would have liked.

The last review is from the Next Big Book Thing:

Sierra by Taylor Dean
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Describe 2 different settings or locations. One - "Sam, there’s one thing I’ve learned from all of this and that is, life is short, life is tender. It can be taken away in the blink of an eye." The background of this conversation was simple but really tug at you.

Two - "As their laughter faded and they sobered, Alex told her, “It’s not over." This signifies the beginning of something new for Alyssa, and you want to feel happy for her but as the story hasn't ended you keep turning the pages to see if you have guessed the ending correctly.

Were you able to connect with the main character and why? Definitely. Alyssa comes across as someone who depicts strength under all circumstances.

Which did you find more appealing, the introduction or the conclusion? Definitely the ending. The build up to the ending was just splendid.

Why would you recommend or not recommend this book? Yes, I would recommend this book. It's a riveting story that will capture your heart.

Disclosure - I received a free book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Thanks to all for the great reviews!

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