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An Exaltation of Larks By Suanne Laqueur,

  • Title: An Exaltation of Larks
  • Author: Suanne Laqueur
  • ISBN: 9781539178743
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Paperback
  • Grand prize winner of the 2017 Writer s Digest Awards I only wish other writers had Laqueur s kind of talent This precise and vivid word choice Judge 65September 11, 1973 Eleven year old Alejandro Penda watches from his apartment window as Santiago, Chile falls to a military coup, destroying his family and his childhood Arriving alone in America, he s taken in byGrand prize winner of the 2017 Writer s Digest Awards I only wish other writers had Laqueur s kind of talent This precise and vivid word choice Judge 65September 11, 1973 Eleven year old Alejandro Penda watches from his apartment window as Santiago, Chile falls to a military coup, destroying his family and his childhood Arriving alone in America, he s taken in by the Larks a prominent family in the town of Guelisten Though burdened by unresolved grief for his disappeared parents, he becomes fiercely loyal to the Larks, eventually marrying one of their daughters, Valerie.September 11, 2001 Javier Landes watches from his apartment window as New York City falls to terrorism As one of Manhattan s top paid male escorts, this professional lover has never lacked for company and is loyal only to himself But in the wake of 9 11, Jav is named guardian for an orphaned nephew in Guelisten and must open his carefully guarded heart to pain he s long suppressed.Alex, Valerie and Jav meet first in their twenties, with a sudden attraction each finds strange and compelling When they meet again in their forties, they discover not only is their bond still strong, but their life experiences are strangely similar All have been shaped by separate 9 11 s, and their unfinished business from the past will change everything they know about love, loyalty and friendship Life has rules You cannot come in the middle of the night and take what we agreed isn t yours Across three decades and two continents, Suanne Laqueur s fifth novel explores the unpredictability of sexual attraction, how family ties are forged, torn and mended, and how love s downfall can turn to exaltation.Publisher s Note The Venery series is often classified as Romance on It is not Romance An Exaltation of Larks and A Charm of Finches are Literary Fiction Contemporary Fiction LGBT Fiction.
    An Exaltation of Larks Grand prize winner of the Writer s Digest Awards I only wish other writers had Laqueur s kind of talent This precise and vivid word choice Judge September Eleven year old Alejandro Pen

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    1. Check out of my reviews at bookaddicthavenThis book was absolutely spectacular I am in awe of this author s abilities An Exaltation of Larks was the first book I ve read by Ms Suanne Laqueur, but it certainly will not be the last I ll be adding all of her books to my TBR list ASAP From the opening lines, I knew that this was going to be a story that would stick with med it has The writing is flawless and incredibly poetic I could not pull myself away from this story, even falling asleep with my [...]

    2. An Exaltation of Larks stand alone Friendship, lust, betrayal, tragedies, forgiveness love following three friends Is not the Larks that kill you It s the exaltation Books in Venery series are stand alones, but most enjoyed if read in order Book 1 An Exaltation of LarksBook 2 A Charm of FinchesAn Exaltation of Larks stand alone, book 1 is an epic saga following three friends Alex Alejandro Gabriel Eduardo Penda Vilara aka Alejandro Lark Penda , Val Valarie Lark and Jav Javier Rafael Gil DeSoto a [...]

    3. ARC generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review Omigosh.igoshWho do I thank.First, I would like to thank my Lord and Saviour, without whom I d not be alive to read An Exaltation of Larks Thank you Lord And thank you to my kindergaten Teacher, who taught me to read, even when all I wanted was to sleep Thanks Mrs O And, my Parents, for paying for my Education and no, I won t refund the tuition so I could read books, especially An Exaltation of Larks I love you, Daddy and Mum [...]

    4. 5 Stars.Straight on my favourite shelf.One of my top two reads this year This book is special,I mean really special.I loved everything about it and just didn t want it to end.This Author s writing is stunning.Her words,her story telling,her characters to say I was blown away is an understatement.The story follows the lives of three characters,Alex,Val, and Jav.Introduced when they are young and spanning over three decades it s a truly amazing story of how their lives cross paths it s about famil [...]

    5. Epic and currently on SALE 99c USA goo 5Ke2gR UK amzn 6m6CQ0R Check Price before purchase A Beautiful and Richly Layered Story that Explores Love, Friendship Sexuality What I want is nothing I am There is no doubt that An Exaltation of Larks will join my favourite ever book list in terms of its epic depth, glorious cast of characters, vivid writing, story development and the way it all made me feel I savoured every word, my mind overwhelmingly content with the sheer wonder of the story I finishe [...]

    6. I want to wake up every morning and listen to your heart I want to be the last man you slept with When you say it s been a long time since you made love, I want that time to be a matter of hours Because I loved you last night And I m going to love you again tonight WOW what a story There should be a warning for this book, maybe like This is going to hurt like bitch but still that note couldn t stop me from reading this amazing book Because this book belongs to my latest crush 3 Yeah, Mrs.Laqueur [...]

    7. 4 STARS Figures you d turn out to be my best friend Suanne Laqueur sure is a talented writer and this book displays a poetic and beautiful writing style Even her sex scenes were unlike any I have read before I m definitely interested in exploring of her work in the future As for this story, I had my moments of loving it, then I found myself really bored, then within a bunch of pages I was back on board I think she writes stellar in depth characters and though I wasn t in love with this plot I d [...]

    8. AN EXALTATION OF LARKSBOOK 1 OF THE VENERY SERIESKindle iTunes Nook Kobo Smashwords GooglePlayJav now glanced at Alex, whose head and shoulders lined up with Jav s six two frame Behind the lenses, his eyes were green as well His hands also stayed to himself He didn t touch Valentine, not casually, not territorially Still, a chemistry crackled between them A complicity Or a weighted history A relationship.For a moment, the three of them stood in a tableau The golden flame of Valentine posed betwe [...]

    9. Not for under 16 I think No, dear, you re not old enough yet Second chances are given or made, Rafael Gil de Soto Love s dangerous, Leni said It destroys than it creates I ve seen people use love to be manipulative than be supportive Weird how within the dread is hope The soulful, forever love that comes when you find your tribe What you feel now is all that matters What you believe and feel right now Later on, you might feel differently Later you might be able to explain it better But it does [...]

    10. 5 Masterful and Intoxicating Stars How does one describe the indescribable A Suanne Laqueur novel is one you need to be immersed in to enjoy the exhilarating journey she takes you on and experience all the intense emotions she will invoke I could go on and on with descriptive, adjectives and adverbs, but they are just words and words cannot possibly do justice.But of course, a review needs words, so here goes Let me first tell you, it has been hours since I finished reading, and my heart is stil [...]

    11. This review is 100% spoiler free Technically, it s not really a review but a bunch of ways of me telling you to read this book NOW I was engrossed in this glorious novel for the last three days The minute this pre order hit my Kindle early Tuesday morning, I dove right in and didn t come up for air till I was done Done with a story I NEVER wanted to end I don t know about you but very few books leave me feeling like this but this was exactly how I felt, from the moment I started till hours after [...]

    12. EDIT NOW AVAILABLE 3.5 StarsIn the 1973 Chilean coup d tat, Santiago, Chile falls on September 11th, and eleven year old Alejandro Penda s life begins to take a drastic turn His father has been gone, and when they come banging on the door for his mother, she hides Alejandro in the closet He stays hidden except to sneak quietly out for food or the bathroom Occasionally peering out a window to see the destruction and wreckage which is everywhere.He arrives in America, and eventually finds a home w [...]

    13. Rating this is easy, reviewing it is hard as fuck The writing was absolutely spellbinding, even completely innocuous descriptions like describing soup had me enraptured Here are a couple random sentences that had me stopping and staring at a wall for five minutes, trying to figure out how such simple sentences made such a big impact on me I went up to the roof a boy, and got thrown down the stairs a man She reminded Javi of Naroba, who apologized to the oxygen in the room for breathing He was a [...]

    14. 6 Stars Apologies in advance as this will be of a free online therapy than a review As always, I hope that spilling my guts will help me to free my soul which has been taken hostage by this beautiful story Closure.It all started with a book slump I ve been reading samples for 3 bloody days when I came across this gem in my feed through Warhawkeand decided to give it a go Thank you God, I finally found what I was looking for a book to get lost in It was Thursday night and I went to work on Frida [...]

    15. 5 Golden StarsWell, this story was one of my unusual reads Actually I don t really enjoy stories like this but I LOVED this one My brain screamed please don t read it but like other times who s listening to it Haha So let me tell you why it was unusual I don t read book that 400 450 and I don t really enjoy them but short chapters were in my favor here I really really really don t like triangle love stories, scratch that I hate them because most of the time I feel sorry for the other guy but in [...]

    16. 5 MustRead StarsMagnificently BrilliantA story that spans 35 years.A story that weaves families together by coincidence or by fate.A story of love, loss, turmoil, sexuality, friendship, marriage and happinessA story that creeps into your soul and becomes ingrained.A story of epic proportionsThis story is one of those epic reads that totally grabs you and takes you on a journey of feels It evokes all emotions You will ache, you will cry, you will sigh, you will laugh, and you will love The writin [...]

    17. All The Stars in the Universe 5 Fucky StarsReview Vanilla Spice Books I d like to be faithful to you for another year It s hard this year This book OH THIS BOOK I have never read anything like it.I have made a new shelf and tag this year and called it All The Stars In The Universe It is reserved for books which even stand out among the 5 stars Only very special stories go on that shelf I knew when I was halfway through the book that it would get this tag.The plot is way too complex to recount or [...]

    18. I don t know if this is a good post or not but it was difficult and I need to do some self reflection.Here it is prettymessreading.wordpress.cI don t know if you would call this a review so I m not really going to post it here but you can find it on my blog The link is at the top.

    19. 6 stars.I have exactly 3 favorite authors I LOVE them I LOVE their writing, and I ll inhale anything they put out there Anything If they ve got old post it notes or shopping lists lying around that they want to stick on eBay sold I ve read all of their books, and none of them have dipped below 4 stars That being said, there is high probability I m going to love anything new I read from them.Suanne Laqueur is one of the aforementioned writers, and I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to rea [...]

    20. Genre Fiction SagaType Standalone Book 1 of Venery seriesPOV Third PersonRating Alejandro Alex Penda was only 11 years old when a coup ripped apart his country and his family Safe in a new country, he befriended and became close to the Larks especially their daughter Valerie and formed a lifelong connection with them.Javier Gil de Soto learned at a young age life is all about every man for himself He barricaded his heart from any feelings that would make him weak Ironically, he s in the business [...]

    21. Yo, this was EPIC I finished this Friday night and I can t get my mind off this story and its characters I have been listening to this song NON STOP because it fits perfectlyyoutube watch v yBAx5When I first read the blurb I was like thanks but no, thanks because vaginas Boy, I was wrong Jan made me read it and I am so bloody happy she did because this is going straight into my favourites The feelings are all over the place with this one 3Have you ever thought about all the what ifs in your life [...]

    22. 4.5 Wanting StarsAn emotional journey through time A story of what it means to survive and embrace sexuality A tale of love, family, and the consequences of wanting I was fully wrapped up in this story It s words like a cocoon around my battered heart An Exaltation of Larks was a unique and at times harrowing story about three people and those in their lives and how the ties that bind are sometimes than meets the eye This was my first Suanne Laqueur experience and I can say with 100% certainty [...]

    23. 6 KNOCK THREE TIMES Stars First of all I have to give a huge THANK YOU to IreneOust for this book It became her favorite read of the year and to help spread the word and love for this book she gave away ten e book copies I came across her post late one night and just clicked on the link provided I had no expectations of winning a copy I never win Well, guess what I WON And boy o boy did I ever win I now know why she and so many others have fallen in love with this book It s a MUST READ So, THANK [...]

    24. 5 STARS An Exaltation Of Larks should come with a warning on the cover that says This Book might change your life Every feeling there is to feel I experienced through the pages of this novel Be ready to read an astonishing story that is raw, honest, and magnificently beautiful In 1973 a young Alex Penda comes to the United States as a political refugee, after his family is separated by the Chilean Government He arrives in New York to live with his uncle On the first few days after his arrival he [...]

    25. Wow, what a book This is my first book by Ms Laqueur and it won t be my last _________________ GROWING PAINS_________________While reading this book I felt I like experienced growing up with these characters The book spans several decades starting when the main characters are children and continuing until they are midlife adults Their lives and the journey they are on is messy and at times very complicated which leads to the realism of the book _________________ REEVALUATE_________________I once [...]

    26. 5 It s a Life Stars Reading hundreds of books a year, I get so excited when I come across something new, someone with writing so refreshingly different, it takes me back to when I first started my bookworm days When plotlines seemed fresh and exciting.An Exaltation of Larks is all that refreshingly different Different in plot but even so in quality of writing Suanne Laqueur has a definite artistic, lyrical quality to her writing It s beautiful and though this book is very lengthy, it never felt [...]

    27. October 30, 2017 0.99 sale alert Where have you been Why didn t you tell me I didn t know This is exactly how I feel about AN EXALTATION OF LARKS The moment I was told to read this, I wanted to The fact that it took this long words can t express my dismay for existing for so long without this in my life And yet, like so much of this story, it s no wonder It was meant to be now.For a moment, the three of them stood in a tableau The golden flame of Valentine posed between the dark pillars of Jav a [...]

    28. An Exaltation of Larks generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review 5 I love stories StarsWithin the pages of this book, An Exaltation of Larks, a strikingly beautiful and emotional story fuses then embeds itself into the hearts of its readers An inviting, rich tale you won t want to end This story, unlike any other, weaves the complexities of three separate lives into the fabric of each other s souls with threads of rich passion, tragedies, deep longing, a [...]

    29. Suanne Laqueuer is a master of characterization and storytelling She lays the foundation for a character so beautifully with so much depth and layers The same can be said about her storytelling Her stories are not just a story with a simple premise that s been told before No I experienced that in The Fish Tales They are unique and powerful.Here in An Exaltation Of Larks she took risks and chose topics, that were authentic and sensitive but handled them with such care, that after I finished the b [...]

    30. I really struggled on how to write this review I m still struggling to sort out how I feel about it as I type this I feel like Suanne s the Fish Tales are haunting me, and whispering in my ear The language of Larks, the poetry of it, and the richness of the story are the same as in Fish Tales, only this time they re weaving an entirely different tale It s like eating the same meal at a fine dining restaurant for months and then deciding to try something else The ingredients are different but the [...]

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