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Review: The Treachery of Trains by Sylvia Ashby

treacheryThe Treachery of Trains
by Sylvia Ashby

officialsynopSky has made an abominable mistake at work. Something so awful she doesn’t dare stay in the HR office of XIM Technics for fear of being lynched by her colleagues.

So she gets on a train…

What happens when it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year?

Sky Candy is about to find out.

officialreviewSky Candy ‘s life began unraveling with misfortunes when she made a monumental mistake in her office, bringing her company’s confidentiality and privacy policy at stake. She took off without explaining her side, following her BFF Vanessa’s footsteps who left her for Paris. Sky got on the train headed to the city of love, but soon discovered that she was headed to Brussels, Belgium instead. Her mind continued to play tricks on her, thus she’d mistaken an odd pair as muggers.

A kind couple helped her out in her new place, and before she knew it, she found herself locked out of her flat and lost the couple’s cat in the process. The only thing that brightened her misery _ Deiderick, the gorgeous man occupying the flat upstairs. Just as everything seemed to be going smoothly, someone from her past came barging into her life again.

I liked this story in the sense that it brought forth some tears from my eyes when I was at the latter part of the book. Honestly though, I didn’t like the female protagonist, Sky Candy, because I thought she was a coward. She ran off when she got into trouble in her job and thought of the negative consequences her mistake could bring her. And then in Brussels, she took off when she saw something that hurt her, without stopping to hear the explanation of the parties concerned.

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And then there was her deceased mother’s cottage which she had been afraid to set foot into. I know the predicament she’d been under had caused her to take off and abandon her problems, but I still thought she was a weakling and judgmental. She was lost, indeed but soon braved the high seas.

But I loved the flow of the story, how everything seemed to work in her favor after all she has been through. Her misfortune became the catalyst that opened her eyes to a new beginning and made her more conscious of the people that surrounded her. Sylvia Ashby actually made me like Sky in the end, and the story endearing to my heart. This turned out to be a beautiful and charming read.

Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: 

4cups

officialClaire

 

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