Review by Wamakima -- The Reel Sisters by Michelle Cummings

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Review by Wamakima -- The Reel Sisters by Michelle Cummings

Post by Wamakima » 10 Nov 2019, 23:18

[Following is a volunteer review of "The Reel Sisters" by Michelle Cummings.]
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When a naked, petite, asian woman is swept downstream after slipping from a rock, she has no idea that she would forge an unbreakable bond with her rescuers.The Reel Sisters by Michelle Cummings is a novel of five independent women: Sophie, Amanda, Veronica, Rose and Melody. Their lives get intertwined around a sport known as fly fishing. The chapters explain the female characters from a first-person perspective, which provides insight into their individual characteristics and personality.

Michelle Cummings is an established author and started writing The Reel Sisters in 2009. It was then she took her first class in fly fishing and has enjoyed the sport ever since. She grew up on a farm in Kansas and now lives in Littleton, Colorado.

The main themes that really stood out are love and friendship. Despite their age differences, the women have a deep respect and love for each other. They air out their conflicts in a mature and inspiring way. Their dedication to the sport allows them to meet and spend time with each other at the cabin.

I really liked how the author explains the experiences in vivid detail. For instance, before I read this book, I had never heard of a sport known as fly fishing. But as the story progresses, I acquire a deeper understanding of the materials used, rules followed and clothing gear worn. Michelle Cummings also describes the environment very well. I applaud how she clearly depicts the Colorado terrain.

However, in turn, this became the element that I disliked the most. The story at times becomes dull and monotonous. The author gives the characters too much description. Another thing that I dislike is the dry and lifeless conversations that occur between the characters. An example, when rescuing Melody, I feel that particular moment shouldn't have been the time to ask a naked stranger deep questions. These elements made it quite difficult to finish the book quickly.

Overall the book evoked strong emotions in me. I was sad, happy and in awe at times. The book is professionally edited. I rate the book 3 out of 4 stars. I really enjoyed the book and the concept revolving around it, however its dull and monotonous tone in some chapters made it difficult to rate it higher. I would recommend the book to all women who are looking to improve their friendships and relationships. There is a thing or two to learn on how to create and keep up long-term friendships.

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Post by Meg98 » 17 Nov 2019, 12:16

I've read this one and appreciate your take on it. I understand why you gave it the rating you did as well. I thought it was a heart-warming read with a strong theme of the importance of female friendship, and I really enjoyed reading it. Thanks for the excellent review!
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Post by Nkoo » 17 Nov 2019, 13:16

I also hadn't heard of fly fishing before I read the book. It was a good read. Thanks for your beautiful review.

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Post by tristenb » 18 Nov 2019, 12:32

I flew through the book and enjoyed it, but I can understand how you thought that some parts of it were slow. The story is definitely more character driven than plot driven. Thanks for the review!

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Post by Wamakima » 20 Nov 2019, 03:16

Meg98 wrote:
17 Nov 2019, 12:16
I've read this one and appreciate your take on it. I understand why you gave it the rating you did as well. I thought it was a heart-warming read with a strong theme of the importance of female friendship, and I really enjoyed reading it. Thanks for the excellent review!
I am glad that you enjoyed the review! Thank you
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Post by Wamakima » 20 Nov 2019, 03:16

tristenb wrote:
18 Nov 2019, 12:32
I flew through the book and enjoyed it, but I can understand how you thought that some parts of it were slow. The story is definitely more character driven than plot driven. Thanks for the review!
It definitely is. Thank you!
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Post by Wamakima » 20 Nov 2019, 03:17

Nkoo wrote:
17 Nov 2019, 13:16
I also hadn't heard of fly fishing before I read the book. It was a good read. Thanks for your beautiful review.
Thank you too!
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Post by unamilagra » 20 Nov 2019, 14:58

This sounds like a great story about friendship. Too bad the writing was a bit monotonous at times. Great review!

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Post by Ekta Swarnkar » 21 Nov 2019, 12:02

I was also unaware of the sport before reading this book. You present a strong review. I agree with you on most of the points. Thank you!
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Post by LinaMueller » 21 Nov 2019, 12:57

Great book. I didn't like what happened to a specific sister at the end of the book, though.
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Post by Wamakima » 21 Nov 2019, 13:48

Ekta Swarnkar wrote:
21 Nov 2019, 12:02
I was also unaware of the sport before reading this book. You present a strong review. I agree with you on most of the points. Thank you!
Thank you for your kind words.
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Post by Wamakima » 21 Nov 2019, 13:49

LinaMueller wrote:
21 Nov 2019, 12:57
Great book. I didn't like what happened to a specific sister at the end of the book, though.
Haha, it happens. Thank you for stopping by.
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Post by gen_g » 22 Nov 2019, 06:25

Tone is an important factor for me, so it's dullness and monotony is kind of a turn off. Still, thank you for the insightful review!

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Post by Tomah » 22 Nov 2019, 10:27

I enjoyed the novel's concept, but the exposition was a bit too much and not handled very well, as you mentioned. Thanks for the review!

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Post by Prisallen » 23 Nov 2019, 08:37

This seems to be a good story about friendship and the sport of fly fishing. It's too bad there are times when it is boring as that is a dealbreaker for me. Thanks for the wonderful review!

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