Book Review: Country Girls

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Book Review by Toni G. Sinns
Book Title: Country
Girls
Author: Karina
Gioertz
About the Author:
Karina began writing as a child. Early on it was mostly poetry and short
stories, but by the time she was a teenager she was pulled towards writing
screenplays. In her twenties she spent some time studying creative writing and
continued working on her poetry, some of which was published at the time.

In addition to that, she spent many years studying acting and taking voice
lessons, which led to extensive experience in all aspects of Community Theater.
Since then, Karina has self-published several books and has also become an avid
blogger in addition to continued focus on screenwriting.

Although she has been writing for most of her life, it never quite registered
with her as something out of the ordinary or worth pursuing, because it was so
closely connected to who she was. Instead, she focused on her singing and
acting because the draw to that industry had always been there. In the end
Karina realized that she never quite enjoyed ‘being in’ the story as much as
she enjoyed ‘telling’ the story. Karina is not a writer because it’s the only
thing she’s good at, or it’s the only thing she knows how to do… Karina is a
writer because it’s the only thing she doesn’t know how NOT to do.

While writing has become her main focus over the years, she also enjoys many
other creative activities such as painting and photography. Most sunny days she
can be found in her courtyard working feverishly at painting and refurbishing
old furniture…that is, of course, only if it wasn’t a suitable day to spend
at the beach 😉

Book Description:
“Country Girls” It had been clear from the beginning, that Emma, Eli and Evey
Wilson would be tied together by more than just a name and the blood that
flowed through each of their veins. They would be bound for life by the secrets
of their past and the lies that kept them hidden. After a fire devoured their
family home and left them orphaned at an early age, Emma, Eli and Evey found
themselves being raised by their grandfather and learning the ropes of life on
the ranch. A life that quite suited Emma and Eli, but left Evey desperate to
seek out a way to escape and run off to the big city. An escape she soon found
in Preston Mercer. It wasn’t long after Evey rode out of town on Preston’s
white horse that he revealed his true colors and what had been her dream come
true became the stuff of nightmares. While Evey weathered the storm on her own
at first, out of spite and sheer stubbornness, she finally broke her silence
and called her sisters. They instantly rushed to her side, just as they had
always done. Just as she had known they would. As Pandora’s Box was opened for
the second time in 25 years, the sisters prepared for what would be their greatest
battle yet. Would Evey be able to escape Preston’s wrath? Would Emma be able to
face the monsters of her past? Would Eli find a way to heal the scars that had
not only bound her body but shackled her very soul? And, most importantly,
would there be room amongst the skeletons to hide another body? Join them on
their journey, as they fight the enemy, embrace the ally and find out if love
really does conquer all.

My Review

Story Line: At an early age and a life changing event puts
three sisters alone together with a grandfather they didn’t really know well.
Growing up they continued to stay close until Prince charming came to save one
from the hardship of the country life. Distance seems to fall between the two
girls staying together and the one far away. However, when prince charming
starts to show his true colors the sisters are quick to return to each other’s
side. After another life changing event it seems the sisters have to lean on
each other again to come out of the crazy adventure that lay before them.
Characters: Eli, Emma, Evey, Harry, Brady, Shawn, Preston
My Favorite Character: 
Eli Wilson with her strong will and attitude to match. She doesn’t need
a man and she doesn’t need the town’s gossip about her either. Always ready to
stand up for herself and isn’t afraid of the outcome.
My Favorite Part: It is really hard to pick just one. I
guess one of them I’ll tell you about is the bar fight. Eli gets her mouth
going and starts in on one of the local gossip kings. Before long the guy is
insulting Eli and Emma comes to stand up for her sister as well. It just shows
how much of a pack these sisters have. Any moment they need to be there and
they are. Just like when Evey calls and Emma and Eli don’t miss a beat to go to
her even with the long drive. It shows that even after time and distance that
you can’t stop the power of family and love. It also shows that siblings are
always there when you need them.
Full Concept: Maybe I am a bit bias being a country girl
myself but that put aside this book still is a great read. The country life is
full of blood, sweat, tears, hard work and quick on your feet problem solving
and this book has it all.
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.  From the tragic on page one to the end I was
captivated by this book, asking questions, wanting answers and pulling for
things to turn out. I will definitely be recommending this book to my friends
and can’t wait to read more from this author.
Grab your copy today!
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