<![CDATA[ - Reviews]]>Wed, 14 Mar 2018 05:33:51 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[ONLINEBOOKCLUB.org review-4 out of 4 stars:]]>Fri, 29 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMThttp://thisnearlywasmine.com/reviews/onlinebookcluborg-review-4-out-of-4-starsThis Nearly Was Mine provides a poignant look at love and its lasting effects on Annie even as time and distance separate her from the one she realizes she still loves. I enjoyed this aspect of the story because it exhibits that people have a huge capacity for love and it is possible to love many people throughout life. The story also shows that the choices we make shape us as people...
I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I would recommend this story to people who enjoy memoirs, autobiographies, or fiction based on real life. The focus on interpersonal relationships from a woman's perspective makes the book more appropriate for female readers, but there are lessons to be learned for everyone. In the words of Farkas, "the life lesson is that we should not expect too much from life or from ourselves." Other lessons that manifested through the telling of Annie's story: love can transcend distance and time, those we love can let us down, and our self-worth and confidence should not be dependent on others. Overall, I enjoyed this book immensely, and I read it all in one sitting. Farkas utilized interesting vocabulary, built characters with depth with which readers could empathize, and created a work of fiction full of life lessons.
​-Jennifer Allsbrook
​29 Dec 2017
<![CDATA[4-Star Amazon Review]]>Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://thisnearlywasmine.com/reviews/4-star-amazon-review17230124.0 out of 5 starsBeautiful novel
By Ashley Hodge on August 19, 2017
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This Nearly Was Mine: A Novel is truly a remarkable book. Beautifully written, it will captivate you from the very first paragraph. At times I felt the writing was a little wordy for my taste, but the story Nancy Farkas created was so amazing, it was easily over looked. I would strongly recommend this novel.]]>
<![CDATA[4-Star Amazon Review]]>Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://thisnearlywasmine.com/reviews/4-star-amazon-review76565464.0 out of 5 stars Roller Coaster
By Kathleen Crabtree on March 22, 2017
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Roller coaster describes this book. Twists, turns, mountaintop experiences, and valleys that's what life is made of. A good look into the complex thing we call "living".]]>
<![CDATA[5-Star Amazon Review]]>Sat, 08 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMThttp://thisnearlywasmine.com/reviews/5-star-amazon-review83545785.0 out of 5 stars This One's A Cover-to-Cover Read!
By Carol A. on October 8, 2016
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What is it about a novel that compels you to read it cover to cover?
This Nearly Was Mine is a novel that clearly belongs in the compelling read category.
For me, Ms. Farkas' novel weaves an authentic tale that is both captivating and well-written. Not to mention funny- and an element of humor is always welcome. Her heartfelt story swept me along beside her, page by page. I laughed. I worried. I wanted to know everything about her character, Annie, and how she would resolve her conflicts. Stated simply, I cared. As an added bonus, please note the edification along the way regarding how movies impact our lives. Ms. Farkas is quite the serious movie buff.
To best describe the read, I felt as if I had taken a long afternoon walk with a dear friend on a spectacular day. She opened her heart and revealed a gripping story. My response - what a warm, spirited, intelligent woman. I yearn to know her better.
I have one question for the author.
When will we be able to read your next book, Ms. Farkas?
<![CDATA[5-Star Amazon Review]]>Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMThttp://thisnearlywasmine.com/reviews/5-star-amazon-review37800905.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
By Cynthia Rodriguez on July 26, 2016
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Love it]]>
<![CDATA[4-Star Amazon Review]]>Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMThttp://thisnearlywasmine.com/reviews/4-star-amazon-review12741914.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
By sandybon July 26, 2016
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<![CDATA[4-Star Amazon Review]]>Mon, 04 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMThttp://thisnearlywasmine.com/reviews/4-star-amazon-review1127208This Nearly was Mine: A Novel
By Patricia Nally on July 4, 2016
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****I enjoyed this story, reminded me of my own life. Her writing was good & kept me reading. I love Annie! I relate to this character. I hope to see more good stories in the future.]]>
<![CDATA[5-Star Amazon Review]]>Sat, 23 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMThttp://thisnearlywasmine.com/reviews/5-star-amazon-review9904701Five Stars
ByAmazon Customeron January 23, 2016
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I really enjoyed this book. I felt like I was listening to a friend]]>
<![CDATA[5-Star Amazon Review]]>Fri, 15 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMThttp://thisnearlywasmine.com/reviews/5-star-amazon-review1766985I really loved this book
By Gabbyshonestbookreviews on January 15, 2016
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I really loved this book. It was funny and heart breaking and sweet and alot of other things wrapped up in one. I think as our main character is telling us the story shes also talking to movie people as well telling them what music to play where and how the scene should end. I love how this sorry is about first love and old love and some loves never dying, oh and we can't forget about the love you wish you never had at all. I can't wait to see what else I see from this author]]>
<![CDATA[5-Star Amazon Review]]>Thu, 03 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMThttp://thisnearlywasmine.com/reviews/5-star-amazon-review97718015.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
By gabi d.on December 3, 2015
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It kept me captivated from beginning to end !]]>