Overall rating and opinion of " The Reel Sisters" by Michelle Cummings

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Overall, I thought that this book was a wonderful story of friendship, love and connecting over a really different hobby. This book will be getting a 4 star rating from me.
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holsam_87 wrote:
25 Aug 2018, 16:50
Overall, I thought that this book was a wonderful story of friendship, love and connecting over a really different hobby. This book will be getting a 4 star rating from me.
Awesome! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story. Thanks for the review! ~Michelle Cummings, Author of The Reel Sisters

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michmc3 wrote:
22 Sep 2018, 09:36
holsam_87 wrote:
25 Aug 2018, 16:50
Overall, I thought that this book was a wonderful story of friendship, love and connecting over a really different hobby. This book will be getting a 4 star rating from me.
Awesome! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story. Thanks for the review! ~Michelle Cummings, Author of The Reel Sisters
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The dialogue made me cringe just a bit. I did not finish reading it.

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I'm late to the party here, but I have to agree with BookishCreature. I just finished The Reel Sisters last night and wrote my review this morning. I thought the book could have been something that left the reader feeling warm and fuzzy and with a new interest fly fishing, but the execution was lacking. I feel that BookishCreature really nailed it with "awkward dialogue, the childish behavior of the grown women in the story, and the lack of overarching conflict in the plot". I feel a little embarrassed because so many of the reviews seem to be positive, but try as I might I can't seem to share the perspective of those reviewers. I so wanted to enjoy this book.

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I haven't read this book yet, but I've read the review. The theme and the plot sound interesting and it also carries a tone of gender equality. I will go for this book.
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CatInTheHat wrote:
02 Feb 2018, 16:29
I went into this thinking I wouldn't like it, but I didn't read the last couple "book of the month's" so I wanted to jump back into it. I LOVED this story. I enjoyed the way the characters became "real" friends as they "reeled" in the fish. The ways they shared their lives with each other were endearing. I was so incredibly sad in the end. I did not see that coming at all. I highly recommend this story to those who like to connect with their friends.
I’m reading this now! So glad to see so many good reviews!!

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It seemed like most people liked this book, but I could only give it 2 out of 4 stars. I thought I would be interested in fly fishing but there was just too much of it in the book for me. I found myself skipping through the endless descriptions of gear, casting techniques, etc. I also struggled with all the characters. None of them seem "reel" to me. Instead they all felt flat and underdeveloped. And the dialogues! Ughh... Too boring, too cheesy. I could only recommend this one to an avid fly fisher.

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I love it! Although the detailed aspect of fly fishing bore me, I enjoy the friendship that the five women shared. I love how I feel like I was reading five novels at once since each character has her own story. I will definitely recommend this one!

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I did enjoy the book, though the flat character voices were a bit distracting at times. Really liked the portrayal of female friendship!
Also, I feel like the author omits a lot of commas...

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I love it! I love how the characters clung to their personalities until the end. They didn't drift to their characterization. I love their different personalities. I felt like I was reading five stories at once.

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Overall, I really did enjoy this book, and I would recommend it to others. I felt that the dialogue was well-written and realistic. This really helped create a realistic friendship between these women which I appreciated. Also, I think the use of fly-fishing to center the book was a fun way to learn about a different sport.

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BookishCreature wrote:
16 Feb 2018, 14:02
Oh man, it seems like I might be the only one who really disliked this book. :/ It has the dubious honor of being the first book I've ever rated one star on OBC. My review hasn't been published yet, but the short version is that I couldn't stand the awkward dialogue, the childish behavior of the grown women in the story, and the lack of overarching conflict in the plot. Was it just me?
Oh good , I thought I was the only one . I completely agree with you. The characters were so childish! And it was just so long. I just finished my review and I only gave it a 2 out of 4. I feel bad about that but most of the book was so pointless !

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DandMMothers wrote:
26 Sep 2018, 20:05
The dialogue made me cringe just a bit. I did not finish reading it.
Yes. Me too.
The dialogues weren’t real... right? They kinda felt ... off.
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I read this book and wrote a review on it. I gave it 1 out of 4 stars. I get that the author aimed to write about solid friendship between women, and yes, the whole fly fishing sport aspect of the novel was interesting and new to me. But all in all, the book needs improvement....
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