Jasmine by Diane T. Ashley, Aaron McCarver


Jasmine by Diane T. Ashley, Aaron McCarver

Published: 2013

Publisher: Barbour Books

Series: Song of the River(Book 3)

Goodreads Summary:Jasmine Anderson runs away from her riverboat home and the faith and love of her past to pursue a life of fame. She flees to a showboat where she gains small roles and attracts the seductive attention of the lead actor and the bitter jealousy of a veteran actress. Then a great tragedy sets off a chain of events that creates promising new opportunities but also grave danger for Jasmine—and ultimately the chance to discover a dream truly worth living and sacrificing for.

Jasmine is the youngest sister of Lily and Camellia. Her dream is to be an actress but her sisters are not supportive and David who has been her best friend since they were kids and who she had hoped would one day be her husband not only crushed her hopes for love he keeps treating her like a sister! David is now a detective and even though his heart will always belong to Jasmine he is not going to wait forever for her to grow up and see that he want to be anything but her brother. Jasmine defies her sisters and joins a showboat to achieve her dreams yet danger seems to be all around her. When David’s job places him on the same boat sparks fly.

     This is the third and final book in the Song of the River series.

What I liked: I like how this book continues to follow both Lily and Camellia without overshadowing Jasmine. I liked David a lot and enjoyed getting to know him as an adult and not a child like the other two books. Jasmine started out a bit of a brat and as the book goes on she starts to grow not only maturely but spiritually and I liked that.

What I did not like: Jasmine was very immature most of the book and it was hard to like her. I just wanted to smack her. I also felt frustrated with Lily due to the fact that she was similarly bull headed in her story and in this book she was a very overbearing “mother”. I also felt the romance between David and Jasmine was kind of thrown together at the end of the book and was a bit disappointing.

     Overall this book was okay. I liked it well enough but this book felt very similar in story line with the first two and it was slow going at times.

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     Over all the series was okay. This series primary backdrop was the river. I did not know a lot about riverboats and learned a lot about them through this series. The one thing that I did not like about this series was the fact that all three of the books were very similar. Yes the plots were different but the overall idea felt the same. All three girls were strong willed and did not want to listen. I really liked the first book about Lily. Camellia and Jasmine was okay. If you like historical fiction and have any interest in how river boats played a role in history I would recommend checking this series out.

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DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.



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