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    Half-Finished
    Lauraine Snelling
    FaithWords / 2018 / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 33% ($5.00)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 10 Reviews
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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Half Finished
    September 3, 2019
    pam
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Half Finished is awell rounded book written by Lauraine Snelling. This story is absolutely a fantastic read. I related to the amazing characters not only because of the age but because of being a craft o holic. I enjoyed getting to know each of these ladies and their stories. The author has done an exceptional job with telling this story.

    I was not given a complimentary copy of this book to read and review. I was not approached by anyone to post a favorable review. I have rated this book with five stars for meeting my expectations of a fantastic story that I can highly recommend to others.

    Congratulations to Lauraine Snelling on releasing such an enjoyable story for her readers entertainment. This was my first book by this author but I will definitely be anticipating more releases from her in the future.
  2. Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Sweet Story with Older Characters
    July 24, 2019
    Teddy G
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    When Mary Jane, known to her friends as MJ, and Roxie decide to hold each other accountable for their unfinished projects, they realize that their community might enjoy the chance to spend time together while working on their own backlog of projects. The idea is a success, and the town finds itself finishing more projects together than they even imagined. In the process, more than just crafts come together.

    This book was such a sweet change of pace. Based on a group of characters mostly of retirement age, it was enjoyable to get a glimpse into the lives and friendships of a demographic of folks not usually included in fiction. Seeing them interact within friendships, decades-long marriages, and as grandparents made for a rich story, and the characters were so real that I wept with them as their lives changed dramatically.

    I give this book 4 stars. It's not a book I'll likely read again, but I would highly recommend it to readers looking for a slower-paced, character-rich story, or those in a later stage of life looking to connect with similar characters.

    I received a digital copy of this book, via NetGalley, from the publisher, in exchange for my honest review.
  3. Horseshoe Bend, AR
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Half Finished
    July 21, 2019
    Laura Hilton
    Horseshoe Bend, AR
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 1
    HALF FINISHED is a book all crafters would be able to relate to. Stacks and stacks of material. Buttons galore. Yarn in every hue imaginable and knitting needles of all sizes. Pick your favorite creative outlet and there are probably some (or many) unfinished projects in your stash.

    The premise behind HALF FINISHED is about a group of crafters (male and female) who join together in a gallant attempt to finish unfinished projects. As the blurb says, they have to come to terms with many other unfinished things (not just crafts) and that is part of life.

    This is women's fiction. The writing is impeccable. But... There is a large group of characters and unfortunately I couldn't connect with or care about any of them. However, the theme and message is a good one that needs to be heard.

    If you love women's fiction or family drama style novels, you will love HALF FINISHED. Check it out for yourself.

    I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.
  4. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Half Finished
    June 25, 2019
    rkfall
    Half Finished by Lauraine Snelling was a wonderful, easy read of calmness. It's a story about life and real people who have to navigate it and they choose to navigate it together. It's not always easy. There is a wonderful craft element that was inspiring as I am a crafter myself. You come together and finish crafts that are half-done. No more unfinished projects laying around for years and years without completion. You want to start something new, finished what you have started first and do it in a community together. There's accountability and wonderful fellowship. They even opened the group to men with their half-finished projects. Hey, why not! In the coming together, we get to know the stories of the characters and I really enjoyed that.

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
  5. Dunedin, FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Relaxing and upbeat novel
    May 3, 2019
    The Avid Reader
    Dunedin, FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    This review was written for Half Finished: A Novel - eBook.
    Half Finished is not quite what I expected from Lauraine Snelling. It is a sweet, heartwarming story geared toward a mature audience. It is a story about a group of people (women and men) who come together to help each other. It starts with an idea to get unfinished projects completed and develops into so much more. It is nicely written with a gentle pace, but there was a great deal of repetition. There are a variety of characters (too many) with MJ, Roxie, Ginny and Amalia being the featured ones. I wish the author had taken the time to establish the main characters. We are given scant information on them. Finding their last names was a challenge. There is conversation, eating, drinking coffee & tea, walking dogs, finishing projects, cooking, and friendship (day to day activities). It develops into friends helping friends through good times and bad. One of the members suffers a terrible loss and we see how the others rally to help her. God used the group to touch so many lives. Two of the most memorable phrases from Half Finished are "grab your moments, every moment you can and be thankful" because "life changes in an instant and we have no control over it". Half Finished is a positive novel that features friendship, helping others, having faith and encouragement. It is amazing what can be accomplished when you have positive reinforcement and good friends. I liked that the author included an epilogue so we could see the changes wrought by this creation of the UFO group. Half Finished is a relaxing, upbeat novel.
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