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Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier #travelingfriendsread

Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier

I read Jar of Hearts with four of my Traveling Friends and we all frantically raced through this one.   I quietly snuck away with my favorite beverage and locked myself in my room to finish this one.

Norma read this one a while back before it was released with our Traveling Sisters and I have included her review here in this post.

Web_L365-1_brunette_blue-eyesBrenda’s review

Jar of Hearts is a chilling, intense and compelling story with a horrific and violent crime. The descriptions are disturbing at times and are not for the fainthearted. For us twisted readers who like the darker side of the coulee we couldn’t stop reading.

Jar of Hearts is skillfully paced and well plotted with flashbacks to a violent crime that our main character Geo was involved in and with a crime in the present that seems connected.  The tension rises as the story progresses and the brilliant secrets are revealed at just the right time.  And that ending just so perfectly revealed leaving us feeling so happy with this story.  We highly recommend.

Thank you to my son for purchasing this book for me for my birthday!!

Web_L077-2_brunette_brown-eyesNorma’s review

Gripping & Unputdownable Stars to JAR OF HEARTS!

JAR OF HEARTS by JENNIFER HILLIER is an intense, chilling, dark and twisted psychological thriller novel that grabbed my attention very quickly and had me totally invested throughout this whole story.

JENNIFER HILLIER delivers a unique, well-written and very descriptive read here with characters that were not all that likeable but they were definitely compelling to read about though. I found the storyline and some scenes quite disturbing and unsettling but nonetheless, it was a thrilling, entertaining and exciting book for me to read.

I thought that the reveals were perfectly timed and the way that the story developed and was presented to us was quite the impressive storytelling and very appealing to this reader. I think that is one of the reasons why I enjoyed this story so much!

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This had me at the edge of my seat the entire time. I wasn’t there because there were frivolous twists or red-herrings thrown in and I was honestly surprised by how engrossed I was despite it missing things that are fairly traditional for these types of novels. The development into the story and it’s writing is was got me. I didn’t want to know the outcome, I needed to and I didn’t want to miss a single detail along the way. For Christina’s full review

L473-2_brunette_brown-eyesFrom Kim’s review

This book was quite the page turner for me. I had heard the hype and I am here to say, yes it is all that a bag of chips! I was absolutely shocked at the ending. My mind did not even go there. Hillier spun such a wicked, twisted story and I loved it. This woman knows how to write a book!  This is a must read in my opinion. I have had a lot of favorites reads this year but this is either #1 or #2 on my list. It is just that darn good. For Kim’s full review

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Have you read this one?  Adding it to your to be read list? Drop us a comment!  We would love to hear from you!

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Random Book Musings: How do you manage your time to read, blog, comment on Goodreads, etc.? #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers

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I always have these random bookish questions that I’m curious about so I ask our Traveling Sisters a weekly (sometimes more) book related question. We thought it would be fun and interesting to take some of those questions to our blog and see what you all think or do. I hope that you will also join in on the discussion with us.

Norma’s random book question:

Okay, I have a question for us all! LOL
So I have been extremely busy of late and it seems like I am not getting in much reading time or updating and commenting on Goodreads so, my question is…..

How do you manage your time to read, blog, comment on Goodreads, etc.? I get so overwhelmed at times and I feel like I am never going to get everything done. I think I might need some help! LOL

CL019-3Norma’s Answer

I have a full-time job where I am unable to use my phone or the internet during the day. I do get in about an hour reading at lunch time which I am very grateful for and very glad that I do have that time to read. When I get home I am usually on the computer all night and sometimes into the wee hours of the morning. Commenting on blog, Goodreads, our Traveling Sisters and Friends groups, as well as reviewing. I have been getting little time to read lately and I am feeling some book withdrawal symptoms. LOL

Oh, and I forgot to say that I actually quite LOVE how busy I am and I love our Traveling Sisters & Friends Groups as well as blogging! I just wish I was able to be a little more active.

CL019-1Brenda’s Answer

I love reading how everyone manages their book life.

I have no real scheduled on how I manage everything. I don’t work so I take on more of the blog posts and organizing the groups. I started taking on way too much blogging and it started to consume my day and I wasn’t reading. That was another reason I fell behind on the reads. I started to get up at 6 am to read but after a bit, I just ended back on the blog. I have now cut back on some of the blog posts. I love doing them I just can’t keep up with all the posts I would like to do.

I do try to comment on GR but this is where I have a real hard keeping up. I tell myself I really need to set a time of the day to do this and stick to it. I read everyone’s review for each group read when I do my review and the blog post. I often take parts of your reviews and add them to our blog post. That is really time-consuming and then sometimes I forget to like and comment on your reviews.

I can’t read much past 9:00 because I fall asleep I am sure you all have heard me whine about that. lol

LC66-10Lindsay’s Answer

Hi sisters! Great question Norma! 💜
I am a stay at home mom so I do have more time than most who work out of the house. I usually update GR/Wordpress in the early morning (my kids are up super early 😩) so it gives me something to do while they are playing and I am waiting for my caffeine to kick in. ☕️Reading for me happens in the afternoons if I can get the littles to nap at the same time 🤞. Love that peaceful alone time! 😍📚
My children are in bed early at night (by 7:30) which leaves me with my evenings to read and write reviews (along with doing laundry, cleaning, and all that other yucky stuff that takes away from my reading time). Since I am in “kid-land” most of my day, I take every chance I can get to update GR on my phone throughout the day just to get a mental “adult” break from singing nursery rhymes and building LEGO’s. Love my children, but reading is my escape into the “adult” world where I am not changing diapers, making snacks or cleaning up messes. Just getting that 5 minutes here and there to browse/update GR refreshes me and keeps me feeling connected to other adults.
I don’t watch any tv and am not on any other social media so reading, GR, WordPress and of course my Traveling Sisters are it for me. 😍

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Now to the best part. Your answers. Please join in our discussion and let us know your answer. We would love to hear from you!

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