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Free doc ó reader Sams Story Book One » In this captivating saga Samantha Skylar experiences undying passion and endures one horrific act of brutality that sweeps her into the arms of the second most powerful man in the country Samantha’s journey takes her from the poverty and close minded attitudes of a tiny coal mining town in West VirIn this captivating saga Samantha Skylar experiences undying passion and endures one horrific act of brutality that sweeps her into the arms of the second most powerful man in the country Samantha’s journey takes her from the poverty and close minded attitudes of a tiny coal mining town in West Virginia to the estate of one of Atlanta’s oldest and wealthiest families This epic trilogy follows Samantha from the age of 14 to 40Book I was eager to pick up this book because I love sweeping sagas and with this book being the beginning of a trilogy I thought it fit the bill I do so love a good saga that pulls you in This book series begins by following the life of 14 year old Samantha Skylar who lives in a small West Virginia town in the late 1970's and includes all the trials and tribulations that come with living in a tiny gossip laden town as well as her move to a much bigger cityUnfortunately I really struggled to stay interested in the characters and plot for the first three uarters or so of the book It actually took me several weeks to get to that point I'd read a chapter and put it down because it just didn't keep my interest Sadly for a book of this size not a lot happened plot wise and I felt frustrated about a few things First the writing wasn't strong and felt too detailed in that every thought and feeling that Sam had was put down in writing It sometimes felt like the same conversations were happening over and over There were also excessive bouts of 'telling instead of showing' which really bogged down the pace of the book and made the book feel overly longSecondly the first third of the book focuses on a teenage relationship but I couldn't shake the feeling that it was of an After School TV Special about sex Too many issues were spelled out for the reader giving the writing a very 'teachy' tone Steamy sex scenes abound in the first part of the book and I think that was meant to show the connection between Sam and her boyfriend I get that they have deep feelings for each other but the book seemed to focus so much on their connection between the sheets than outside of the bedroom I'm no prude but reading about all this sex this 14 year old is having and the fact that much older men are constantly drawn to her gave me of an icky feeling than the romantic feel that I think the author was going forSam herself was a sweet girl but very naive and I can see how other readers easily got behind her You want to root for her because she has so many people and issues against her She's nothing if not resilient and even though you uestion many of her choices you know that in her corner she has a deep support system especially with her grandmother Their relationship was very deep and sweet with their mutual love of the Atlanta Braves and how her grandmother supported her no matter what happened A cast of secondary characters including the generous and loving people who take in Sam were believable and rounded out the castThe book takes an interesting turn around three uarters of the way through the 70% mark and it's at that point that I started to get involved in the story line and Sam's life The writing and flow was better and the book from that point on honestly had a different feel to it which I enjoyedOverall I am very much in the minority with my review but this just wasn't the book for me It wasn't as captivating of a read as I was expecting for a book that deals with such serious issues I applaud the author for bringing teen issues to the forefront including teen pregnancy contraception small town issues and yet never having a preachy feel to her writing Unfortunately I do not plan to read from this seriesMy Rating 255 stars increased to 3 stars for this siteDisclaimer My sincere thanks to author Amy Crusan Kramer for providing me with a complimentary e book copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

Amy D. Crusan-Kramer ¸ Sams Story Book One mobi

One opens in 1978 Sam is fourteen and living in Boone County West Virginia a place that isn't accepting of Roe v Wade or the Eual Rights Amendment Sam is different; she knows it and her doting grandmother knows it Neither of them is content with the idea of her ending up the way her sisters did married to a coal miner and raising another generation of miners and downtrodden women As the beneficiary of her grandma's love Sam absorbed h Sam's Story Book One is about Samantha Skylar a fourteen year old girl living in a small town in the 1970's She is living with her wonderful supportive grandmother due to problems at homeFirst I have to say that this book was so well written that I was uickly absorbed into the story I came to love Sam and her Gram I also have to say how realistic it is this is what living in a small town in the 70's and 80's was like The author totally captures the feeling of being a young girl living in the late 70's in a small low income townI am a voracious reader I can read two books a day especially with all the free and inexpensive e books available nowadays This was not a uick read it was deep and emotional Sams Story is an absolute gem that I will recommend to all my friends and I don't say that about every book I read I want a hard copy of this book so I can loan it outFor the first 40% of the book there a few really hard adult choices for Sam great writing steamy sex scenes then BAM out of nowhere a HUGE twist that throws Sam's life in turmoil After that point I think I was crying or on the verge of crying for the rest of the book What Sam goes through rips your heart out for herThis book was brilliantly written with twists and turns that I didn't expect that left me crying like a baby I can not wait to read Skylar Trilogy book two I have been totally absorbed in Sam's life for the last couple days I am not ready for her story to end

mobi ✓ Sams Story Book One ¸ Amy D. Crusan-Kramer

Sams Story Book OneEr progressive outlook and beliefs which caused her to uestion the status uoOf course being different isn't a good thing in a small conservative town both Sam and her grandmother discover that in the cruelest way possible Tragedy strikes and we're given a glimpse of the strength that lies within Samantha and how she deals with adversity The first book follows Sam to Atlanta and chronicles her first four turbulent months in her new cit This book blew me away I wasn't sure what to expect when I first picked up Sam's Story but what I got was a genuine treat I was drawn into the story immediately The I read the I wanted I fell in love with the writing the characters the story All of it was great This book was fantastically written When I read a book from an author for the very first time I get a bit nervous when the book is this long over 500 pages I get worried that there's going to be lots of unnecessary details or lulls in the story This is without a doubt not a concern here Every word felt important to the story There weren't any useless details There were no lulls in the story Everything flowed together steadily and created a wonderful storyThe story line was much deeper than what I would have expected It starts out pretty mildly but things grow seriously throughout the book Sam takes you on a very emotional journey with some twists that I certainly couldn't see comingThe characters are all so wonderful You can't help but fall in love with them From Sam to Gram to Phil to Al Marie and beyond they're just wonderful They all could have been real people And even the not so wonderful people are done well Sam's Story Book One was one of the best books I've read in a long while I thoroughly enjoyed the story and characters I cannot wait until I have a chance to read book two This book was received from the author in exchange for an honest review