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10 thoughts on “Etched in Shadows

  1. says:

    For me, the best thing about this book was the friendship between Johnelle and Alice Their deep emotional bond transcended marriage Even if it was entirely platonic, their love for each other was very evident I love that Alice stayed in Johnelle s life even after she knew she could never have her It seems to be reflective of real life than what we normally read in lesfic the usual trope that if she can t have the love of her life, then she should stay as far away as possible It shows that women can have meaningful relationships that are just as emotionally satisfying as marriages and raising families But of course, this being lesfic, Johnelle gets to have her cake and eat it too 4.5 stars

  2. says:

    The main premise of Etched in Shadows hits a bit too close to home for this reader,minus the plane crash Those of us who conformed to society s expectations do and don t regret the choices we have made in our lives.My only beef with the book is the age old need to come up with unique names for the characters Johnelle Dorky name Annoyed me every time I read the name.

  3. says:

    A very good and interesting book.

  4. says:

    Etched in the shadows by KG MacGregor This book shook me a little bit I love KG MacGregor books but this one has left me thinking about it days after I ve finished it The Story follows two strong southern woman Alice owns a real Estate business that she runs with her Mother She a lesbian and has been in love with her best friend Johnelle for all of her life Johnelle seems to have the perfect life She is married to her college sweetheart Dwight They both seem to genuinely love one another and have a son Ian whom they both adore Part of Johnelle s is to travel to other Cities On one such work trip her plane crashes and she sustains some brain injurys One such side effect is her feelings for Dwight have changed and feelings for Alice that she has hidden so deep for most of her life have came to the surface Alice was the star of the book me She s caring, honest, courageous, respectful but above all she knows how to love unconditionally with the no expectation of it being reciprocated If I m honest everything Alice is fits into the personality of my dream girl My Mum would say she s nice to a fault but she has her devil may care side which completes the dream I felt for Johnelle through her story but if I m honest my heart went out to Alice and Dwight From the minute I understood what was happening my heart went out to Dwight There is so many points throughout the book you can almost hear his heart breaking He loves Johnelle so much Don t get me wrong there are also instances I thought he was too controlling and condescending but generally felt like Dwight was a good guy.The love between Alice and Johnelle is beautiful It s not rushed it s taken most of their lives to get it together but when it does happen it s a beautiful love Personally I think both women are courageous to choose there relationship over other characters feelings because for most of the book both Woman especially Alice put everyone else before them.My only negative was that there is a little to much religion and church going for me but that s a personal thing I would definitely recommend this book but be prepared for a emotional ride.4 stars Quote of the book We ve done some crazy shit together over the years, but this one would totally take the cake Hell, it would take the whole fucking bakery Let s just make sure we get it right And no matter what happens, what you decide, I m going to keep loving you like I always have Check out my blog Les R veurhttps lesreveur.com

  5. says:

    With this author you always get a well written and pacy novel.Why this isn t a 4 stars book in my opinion is the handling of the whole altered perception after the incident Strange as it seems, I ended up having sympathy for husband Couldn t understand the whole way the he became an arse in the second half of the book Wow, feel like I need to talk to the wife about this

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    This is one of those books that combine several tropes, like lesbian who, long ago, fell for her straight best friend and now her heart is blocked from finding another , and married woman, late in her relationship, suddenly realizes she doesn t have feelings for her husband but does for another woman, and cannot communicate affection for the other as that d ruin the perfect relationship we have even though it s driving me insane not to be able to be with her generally a thought felt by both parties at least there isn t the added trope that sometimes goes with this one we didn t communicate our love as we didn t want to ruin the friendship, but it was too hard to be near each other, so we didn t see each other for 30 years and oh, we actually liked each other back then oopsie hate that trope, which, again, isn t here There are several twists in the book that make some of these less desirable to be read by me tropes easier to read Like the part where my brain died and I couldn t figure out how to continue this review.Right So Straight woman , Johnelle Morrissey, gets into a plane crash moments after her plane took off She then goes into a coma for a while When she awakens, the person who was by her side while she was unconscious, whispering how Johnelle is loved and stuff, is there There s something of a happy reunion, though Johnelle can t really talk or communicate much yet That person who was there is was Alice Choate long time since both were miniture little humans Recovery advances Johnelle likes when Alice is there Then some man comes in and Johnelle is instantly made uncomfortable and wants him gone, but can t exactly really convey that I mean, it is her husband Dwight his cologne is bothering something in her now rearranged brain.Eventually other people close to Johnelle enter the picture and her memory advances in recovery, she goes into physical rehab, etc etc, and every time her husband is near, she gets anxious, and eventually almost dies because of it Stress isn t good for her at the moment, and her husband stresses her out Mostly mostly because the wiring connecting love and Dwight appear to have been cut, heck, the other emotions also appear to have damaged wiring as she puts it in the book it s like Dwight is in another room in the house the house in her brain , but the floor collapsed in between where she is standing and the room Dwight is in and she just can t reach him She s aware that he exists, but the emotional connection is gone My mention of other people up above was supposed to lead me to note that she still has emotional connections to people, like her son, and to Alice, just not to Dwight.Somewhere along the way, Johnelle realizes that her feelings for Alice go beyond mere friendship, but does not know how to convey this, and or if she should Life long friend ruined by open communication , her brain is messed up are these feelings real , and there s this medication that her doctors want her to start to take that can potentially help re wire her brain she shouldn t say anything, right, the medicine might take away these feelings then the friendship marriage everything would be ruined for feelings that were not real.Right, so, Johnelle spends the book coming to terms with just who she is and what her emotional state actually is Alice helps, but keeps a larger distance from Johnelle than she wants Alice still loves her than she should she s married to Dwight she can t come in between Dwight becomes an angry dick though he had dick ish tendencies before like not wanting his wife to work buying a house and surprising his wife with it, even though she can t stand the place and parents are revealed to be vile, repungent, and evil EVIL both mom and dad, though mom does some redeeming things along the way and this evilness not referencing Alice s mom.Rating 4.35December 24 2018

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    Who is Johnelle Morrissey Is she the successful wife, mother and career woman who seems to have everything, including the most amazing lesbian BFF Her life seems complete, she is happy, she has everything she worked and planned for.But when her plane comes down shortly after takeoff she is left in a coma for weeks, while her husband, son and BFF Alice try to deal with the possibility of loosing her, or getting only a part of her back.When she finally starts to come round Alice is there for her literally 24 7 until hubby Dwight can get back from a sales trip and son Ian from Italy Alice is, as always, conscious of her place in the family and, not wanting to overstep the mark, works hard to help Johnelle remember her husband and son as well as their long term friendship.Johnelle and Alice have been best friends since 6th grade, inseparable and rock solid for each other Alice knew early that she loved her friend, but she quickly realized Johnelle was 100% straight and vowed to always put her friendship first So she wept on Johnelle s wedding day but kept her pain to herself, living in the shadows of the happy family and being the perfect friend, the perfect aunt.Alice knows she is the outsider Tolerated by Johnelle s parents and useful to her husband as both a substitute parent and reliable resource But her dedication to her friend mean she is the one who continues to visit twice a day over weeks when the rest of the family go back to their lives, she is the one who talks to the comatose patient, and she is the one who is there when Johnelle wakes up.As Johnelle emerges from the haze of jumbled memories and regains her self and her self will, a different woman emerges and the changes will impact all of them Whether it is Alice s presence, her words and tales or the near death experience, Johnelle no longer wants the status quo, and soon begins to realize she no longer wants her controlling husband to rule her life This is a romance with a twist It certainly fits the girl meets girl and baggage gets in the way genre, and the we had it then but life got in the way genre, even the lonely lesbian loves the hot straight girl genre but it turns them all on their heads.Johnelle and Alice are strong characters, well drawn and developed They, as well as Alice s feisty mother Dessie, the bewildered man of the house Dwight, the sensitive son Ian and homophobic father form a cast which will be recognized by most They form the backdrop of many American novels and soaps KG McGregor has coloured them in with love and affection, even for those with whom we have little sympathy.The plot is simple, the recovery of a air crash victim from brain injury including hospitalization, rehabilitation and a gradual coming back into herself as her memories and emotions settle from the jumble caused by disorientation.But on top of this KG has layered a controlling father and husband who think they have the right to manage Johnelle s life A friendship which supersedes even the best of BFF s And a gradual realization from Johnelle of why she made the choices which seemed like the only ones available And even important, the choices she now has the opportunity to make.Excellent book, well written, well edited, thoroughly enjoyable read.

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    Let me first say that the friendship between Johnelle and Alice is heartwarming Everybody should be honored to have a friend like Alice.The story really appealed to me And to about 50% of the book I thought this would be a five star book for me view spoiler that Johnelle discovers that she is in love with Alice when she awoke from a coma, was a twist that I liked.But after a while I could only think When is she going to share these feelings with Alice And then when they mention these feelings, they don t really talk about it, like it was something that wasn t a surprise.I understand that it is the right thing to do to wait until someone is divorced, but since when can we press a pause button when it comes to love and passion For me it was an anti climax moment hide spoiler

  9. says:

    Sweet story about long term friends finally finding each other I think Johnelle and Alice are realistic characters, and what they ve gone through probably minus the crash mirrors something that even normal people would gone through The friendship between the two is beautifully written, and I do think that the bond in friendship can sometimes just be as deep.

  10. says:

    I very much liked this one I m still debating if I ll write a full review but I really liked it.

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Etched in Shadows download Etched in Shadows , read online Etched in Shadows , kindle ebook Etched in Shadows , Etched in Shadows c7f7d9c50f92 For Year Old Johnelle Morrissey, The American Dream Is A Successful Career In Medical Technology, A Stately Home In Historic Charleston, SC, And Happy Times With The People She Loves Most Her Husband Dwight, Their Teenage Son Ian And Her Oldest Friend Alice Choate That Dream Shatters On A Routine Business Trip When Her Plane Goes Down Shortly After Takeoff, Leaving Her With Only Clouded Memories Of Her Former LifeDevastated By The Tragedy, Alice Teams With The Family To Help Johnelle Recover For Hours On End They Talk About Their Lives, Reminiscing On The Moments That Formed Their Friendship Over The Years, With Alice Guarding Her Most Closely Held Secret That She S Been In Love With Johnelle For As Long As She Can RememberJohnelle Begins Pulling The Memories Together, Eventually Recalling The Significant Events Of Her Life The College Years, Her Wedding And The Joys Of Raising Her Son What She Can T Remember Are Feelings Of Love For Dwight As Her Physical Injuries Heal, The Depressing Return To Her Marriage Is Than She Can Bear Especially Since Her Heart Wants Alice