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Love's Autograph
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 21 April 2014
Love's Autograph I have not read such a moving and compassionate book as this in ages.

Story covers the on-off relationship between Ellie and Ria. You also have Ria's daughter Maggie who suffers from autism. This is a fast paced book and because of its length, 325 pages, all the characters are well-rounded. I especially liked the way that Maggie's problem with autism was dealt with. She was not put in cotton wool she was dealt with like an adult. How she reacted to people and went through various routines. Loved the way that even though Ria could not cope that Ellie, a busy pop star, was willing to take the time and sit with Maggie and help her sort out her problems of love and her relationship with her mother. In this way being in contact with Maggie through thick and thin she could try and win Ria's heart. Lots of laughter and tears but a very enjoyable read.

You meet some other characters along the way like Jazzie, Dina and Remi the dog.

Can't wait to read her next book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 24 May 2014
I just finished reading Love's Autograph. When I read the blurb on Amazon I thought, 'too heavy, I don't want to read about real life issues, I want to escape'. I bought it anyway, because the reviews were good. I can honestly say that I was completely pulled into the story, and Maggie... well she was such an endearing little girl and a pleasure to read about. I'm glad the story continued on after the customary 200-ish pages of most lesbian fiction novels because we get to see what happens after (the point where most stories end)... Thank you for taking me on a beautiful adventure, Michele M. Reynolds.
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on 16 March 2015
I have read this book so may times now and I will never tire of it. It’s a wonderful story about a jaded and very famous rock star who is fed up of the groupie scene and is desperate for a real relationship with a real woman. A mutual friend hooks her up with a hot doctor but said friend is a bit flaky and when Ellie arrives at the flat, the doc is heading out on a date and thinks Ellie is the baby-sitter for her very unusual daughter, Maggie. Ellie doesn’t tell her otherwise and enjoys Maggie’s company and quirkiness so much that she keeps coming back to look after her while her mother, Ria, goes off on dates. Maggie, who is on the Autistic Spectrum, is very realistically portrayed by Michele Reynolds, an author who has a real gift, not only for storytelling but for peopling her books with three dimensional, interesting and engaging characters. Her dialogue is excellent too, from the stilted and literal language of young Maggie to the quick and often funny repartee between Ellie and Ria. It’s a heart-warming and frustrating and uplifting love story between Ria, Maggie and Ellie.
But isn’t is crushing when books end when you really want them to go on and on as you can’t quite let go of the characters? Well, fortunately for us, Michele has included some more about Ellie and Ria in her book of short stories, “Surpassing; A Collection of Short Stories”. Not to be missed! Her new book about young love, “Hope & a Canoe” is a five star read as well.
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It could have had more ups and down to create a more intense read. There were so many openings the author could have taken to make this book more thrilling, either through the characters or situations. I am used to reading lesbian fiction that create more highs and lows throuh the plot, this was pretty flat in my opinion. I prefer drama and intensity of other authors such as gerry hill, radclyffe and georgia beers. A good story has more lows to get the perfect highs. Sorry to all other readers who gave it top marks, but i think this could have gone in so many directions i.e. The bear scene, the obsessive fans, the jealous girl friend, the past girlfriend - each one of these plots/themes could have been developed into something more exciting or twisted the storyline a bit - instead nothing happens and these fade out. Its a nice book, but its not as compelling as others in my opinion.
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on 6 May 2014
I've just finished laughing and crying my way through your wonderful book ' Loves Autograph ', and wanted to thank you for filling me with emotion. You made me laugh and cry at the same time, thank you.
I don't know how you authors manage it but by God you have touched my old romantic heart.
I'm a 63 year old grandad, so probably not who your book was aimed at , who normally reads erotic literature, but there was something brilliantly engaging about the characters of Ellie, Ria and Maggie from the very beginning, that I just wanted to read more.
I found your book, read the sample - bought it and couldn't put it down.
I'm now looking for more of your fantastic work.
You ask for constructive criticism - Just don't you dare stop writing ( please ) is all I can manage.
Thank you again for a brilliant read
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 1 June 2014
I really enjoyed this story so much that I was feeling sad when I was reaching the end. Well written, very enjoyable. Would have love to have a more of an extended ending though, but that is just me being greedy wanting more.
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on 16 April 2014
This is a really engaging story, the interplay between the characters is good as is the way the author handles autism. At 325 pages, it gives you plenty to get your teeth into and the story moves along at a nice pace. Worth a read at £2.47. Downside, needs more careful editing and wrong names attached to story on occasion. Also for me I would prefer a little more steam in the sex scenes, but that is my personal preference. I would read other books by this author, she can tell a good stor
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This author knows how to keep a reader interested from page one to the end. A book worth reading.
It's a love story with humour,love, a child with autism who is a genius in her own right but also can turn against against you without warning at times not always realising why this happens. For her life is upside down not normal as,we see it. But then what is normal?.
5+stars for me and will definitely read again. Looking forward to her next book with anticipation.
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on 22 May 2014
I wasn't sure I was going to like this story line, "I loved it" it had me on the edge of the seat with the "will they, won't they" story. Michele addressed Maggie's role so well, not many would think to have a character who was pivotal to the story, with special needs. The story flows well, the characters are very individual in their role, yet come together so well. I would recommend this book to all, fantastic read.
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on 28 October 2014
I had a little trouble getting used to the writing style and yet somehow I still loved it. I just couldn't help but love the characters. Maggie was adorable and an incredibly smart young girl. Ellie is a great heroine but I still have my reservations about Ria. They do make a pretty cute couple though.
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