Title: Zoie (The Norton Sisters #2)
Author: Ellie Keys
Published Date: May 27th 2014
Genre: NA, Contemporary Romance
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The Norton Sisters Series is a series about six sisters that share the same last name but are six entirely different women. The sisters by age ranking: Zoie, Wynter, Rayna, Nyema, Lynnia and Chyra are there for each other, always. Alone each are great and independent women but together they show that family is the greatest asset that you can have. They follow their own little “Norton Code”: “In the end, family means everything and your sisters hold you up no matter what may come.”
Zoie Norton is the eldest child of William and Ella Norton and the second to share her story. She has always been the one to desire the big family. She chooses to throw all caution to the wind and give in to her maternal calling. Her life has always been about caring for others. Her clock has ticked its last warning and she begins treatment to bring her long awaited child into the world.
James Kenyon is a man with no desire to have a wife and/or family of his own. He applauds his best friend for stepping out and finding love, but he wants no parts of it. He decides to aid a friend in having a baby. He doesn’t see why his friend is so willing to have a baby and raise it on her own, but he promised to help and James Kenyon is a man of his word.
Zoie and James find themselves in the company of one another more than Zoie would care for. When tragedy strikes Zoie, James is the one there to pick up the pieces. Will she give up on one dream to allow for another to be ushered in? Or will James’ closed mind call a halt to the relationship before it begins?
This is book 2 in a 7 book series. It can be read as a stand alone, but all of the characters are intertwined in all of the books. I have read book 1, so that made book 2 a little easier for me to understand all of the character nicknames and quirks that the author uses in this book. I really wish the author would make an appendix of the characters real names and nicknames as it does get a bit confusing while reading and trying to keep them all straight.
This is the story of Zoie who is actually the oldest sister (but the second book). She has hopes, dreams and ideas and is ready to make them happen no matter what. She has 5 younger siblings who don’t always agree with “mama Zoie” but they do support each other. Enter Victor, the hot to trot principal that all the mom’s want to date and Zoie’s whole world is flipped around….then the unspeakable happens and no one is sure if Zoie can survive it….
The plot is unique and the author does a great job with making the reader feel like they are a part of the story, however, as I mentioned before the nicknames combined with the spelling/grammer errors made this book a 4 star read for me. I feel like there needed to be a bit more attention to detail and for the reader to reflect less on the minor parts of the story (meaning subplots) and give the reader a clean, clear read about the focus character. Overall this was a good book and I will be giving book 3 a read.
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