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Jailbird [Kindle Edition]

Heather Huffman
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In this paradoxical blend of light and dark, Jailbird is a warm and humorous tale about the power of hope.

Neena Allen has led a tough life. Born on the reservation, raped and unjustly convicted of murdering her attacker, she survives prison - barely. When an opportunity presents itself, she doesn't hesitate to escape. Presumed dead, she stumbles into a sleepy Arkansas town where she finds refuge with a kind family and glimpses the chance for a real home, a place to belong.

But leading a double life isn’t easy, especially when you fall in love with the town lawyer.

To complicate matters further, a tenacious reporter gets too close to the truth and Neena finds herself on the run again. With a manhunt under way and her newfound happiness at risk, Neena is forced to face the painful memories of her past to decide on her future. Should she fight for her new life or give up those she loves to keep them safe?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 710 KB
  • Print Length: 251 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Booktrope Editions (1 Dec. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #326,080 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ****** No Housework Done ****** 5 Jun. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Started reading this early on my day off. BAD MOVE. From first page just had to keep reading on and on till the end. Such an easy read but still a gritty story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational and gripping story 24 Nov. 2012
By H.K
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This is a wonderful story thats completely gripping from the very first page. Its romantic and an adventure thats not too intense. The strong and likeable protagonist is refreshing. Inspirational and full of hope.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 3 Jan. 2014
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Nice easy read, I couldn't put it down! I've read ring of fire too both books are really good easy reading books, good holiday books.
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3.0 out of 5 stars is was a fair read 6 Nov. 2012
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took a bit to get into so u have to give it a chance but i enjoyed it once i got on to it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend! 12 Jan. 2012
By WiLoveBooks - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
Jailbird opens in the middle of a jailbreak. You find yourself thrust directly into the action as our heroine escapes from prison and has to find a way to survive on the outside with no one to trust. Her story comes out bit by bit and I found myself captivated, unable to put the book down because I needed to know more. I found it to be a quick read. The story telling is very straight forward, relying more on action than description to move things along. This could have been a dark book, considering the topic, but it is filled with humor and light moments. Neena is a very strong, determined character and she spends most of her time pushing forward, doing what needs to be done, instead of dwelling on the hopelessness of her situation.
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!!! 20 Feb. 2012
By Driver - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
This is my second book by Heather Huffman and I couldn't put it down - Heather wastes no time getting into the action! I was immediately intrigued by Neena and found myself cheering for her throughout the story as it unfolded. I highly recommend this book to people looking for a tale with strong female personality, intriguing romance and a bit of fun!
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jailbird captivates 8 Oct. 2010
By Amazon Customer - Published on
This is the first book of Heather's I ever read, and it hits the ground running from the very beginning! We meet Neena in prison where she makes a harrowing escape and ends up leading a "normal" life in a small Arkansas town. Throughout the rest of the novel we find out about Neena's past and how she landed in prison in the first place--definitely an ending you don't want to miss!! Very quick and exciting read with great characters.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart-warming story for all ages 24 Jun. 2012
By Marina - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
The following review is my opinion and not a paid review. I received this book free as part of the blog tour.

Neena escaped from prison where she spent almost ten years. Officially, she was dead, eaten by the gators. Unofficially, she ran into a family of "angels". The Torres family accepted her as a part of their own without asking any questions. In the small town, she meets Charlie and his daughter Cara, and soon they become a family. Life couldn't be more happier for Neena.

But her happiness couldn't last forever. She has skeletons in the closet. Ten years ago, she was ordinary girl in a reservation. Until one day she was raped by someone who was member of a wealthy and influential family. She murdered her rapist, and sent to prison. There, she found out that she was pregnant. She couldn't raise her daughter in prison, so she gave her to her brother to raise her as his own.

Now, her past is after her. Police is after her, reporters are after her, her nine years old daughter wants to meet her, the baby is on the way. She has to survive and fight for her life and happiness.

Jailbird is a warm story for survival. A story for hope, for family and friends. For people who stand by your side no matter what. Remember that saying: "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear"? Your friends and family are always there for you when you need them most. Neena was all alone in that wood. She found friends and a family when she needed them most. She fought her past, for her children, all three of them, for her family, for her right for happiness.

There were also some humorous moments. Neena's daughter had to teach her how to silent the cell phone. Nine-year-olds are really smart. There were moments of laugh and joy, but also moment of fear, fear for the future, fear from the past.

I loved the narration of the story. Easy to read, floating. Characters were very well described. You can connect with everyone of them. I loved Charlie, and Conrad, and Cara and Gabrielle. It was so easy to love them all.

I've found Neena's story very touching and inspirational. I will recommend this story for everyone. It's a heart-warming story for all ages.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Bit of a snoozer...... 1 Mar. 2012
By Kindle Customer - Published on
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I really wanted to like this book given all the 5-star reviews. The beginning was pretty captivating and I found myself quite curious as to what the next turn of events would be for Neena. I was really into it until the 'escaped pregnant wanted felon' decided to turn heroine and not only solve her husband's debacle with his ex-wife but also managed to rescue the blonde bully who made no qualms about disliking her so much. And really? She could eat in so many diners and stay in so many motels (with horses and a child I might add) and not be caught? I skimmed and glossed for the last 10+ chapters, not able to quit but praying for a quick ending.
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