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The Family You Choose

The New Pioneers

Written by Deborah Nam-Krane

Genre(s): Family Saga, New Adult Romance



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Miranda Harel has been in love with her guardian Alex Sheldon since she was five years old, and Michael Abbot has despised them both for just as long. When Miranda finds out why she wants both men out of her life for good and questions everything she believed about where and who she came from. Finding out the truth will break her heart. Without family or true love, will her friends be enough to bring her back?

The Family You Choose is Book Two in The New Pioneers series.

An excerpt from

The Family You Choose

Miranda had a recurring dream. She was sleeping in a bed in a small room when her beautiful, blonde, green-eyed mother walked in and sat on the bed with her. She was wearing a black dress. They would talk for a few minutes and sometimes her mother would stroke her hair or tickle her, but she was always smiling. In the dream Miranda knew her mother was happy to be with her. As Miranda grew, the conversations were different, but they didn’t matter. The dream always ended the same way. Her mother would kiss her goodnight and tell her that she loved her, then turn off the light and close the door.

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5 stars! (and more if I could)
Hotness factor: Less is more... (wink)

The second installment or should I say season of The New Pioneers Series, my favorite new show (check out the awesome cast), is focusing on Emily's friend Miranda Harel and her...family. Right at the beginning when the word guardian appeared on the page and I thought, a 23 year old still living with her legal guardian? Nineteen century style novel, those men always ended up marrying her ward...right? Oh but there is another man living with them, Michael and he has been making Miranda's life a living hell. You know what they say when a boy always picks on a girl. He lacks sociable skills...

The trouble is that from the first book we already know Micheal is very bad news. I mean, awful bad news, unmentionable news... Deborah didn't hold any punches when she created this one. Do you still have some nails left? Mine are all gone!

But there's always more to story and trust me it will keep you guessing on the edge of your seat, screaming at your Android phone/iPad/kindle/book, questioning your own life's choices and starting long conversations maybe even a few debates. Poor Miranda, she's a few years older than Emily was in the first book but her friends and I had to question her judgement a lot...not like they're doing any better themselves! (SPOILER)

The Family You Choose is a more complex book than its predecessor. It's written beautifully and it has so many great characters. The ones you root for (Richard, Richard!!!), the ones you just love to hate (Alex, Alex!!!), the ones who still haven't learnt their lesson (Mitch, Mitch!!!), the Mother Hen (Zainab, Zainab!!!)...

But don't take my word for it, join the movement and let's spark a little debate about old money, old families and their old dirty secrets! Yes, I love this book!

I absolutely love that Miranda is the main focus this time; I was incredibly interested in hearing more about her while reading the first installment, and my wish was granted! We delve into her life of living with Alex, her guardian whom she's madly in love with, and dealing with Michael, the black sheep who just keeps terrorizing everybody.

Her story is wonderful, exciting and heartbreaking, all at the same time. I couldn't wait to read what had actually happened throughout her life and what the true relationships with those around her are. I kept guessing, trying to figure it out, but each time I thought I had it, the next page proved me wrong, and I loved that! It kept me intrigued and flipping page after page until the truth hit me like a ton of bricks.

This is definitely a must-read, especially if you read the first one. If you didn't, what's stopping you??

Author Bio

Deborah Nam-Krane

Deborah Nam-Krane was born in New York, raised in Cambridge and educated in Boston. You're forgiven for assuming she's prejudiced toward anything city or urban. She's been writing in one way or another since she was eight years old (and telling stories well before that).

She first met some of the characters in The New Pioneers series when she was thirteen years old, but it took two decades- and a couple of other characters- to get the story just right.

Things you might want to know:

First crush: Peter Pan... until she realized he wasn't real. Then she moved onto Captain Kirk, then Mister Spock (and there she's stayed).

What makes her write: a character that needs to have his or her story told.

How much time does she spend writing: as much as possible! Sometimes one hour a day, sometimes four.

Inspired by: People she watches on the street, conversations she listens in on, current events and developments, a really great nonfiction book

Favorite author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Favorite book: Too many to choose from! But Lolita, The White Goddess, Sexual Personae and The Tenant At Wildfell Hall are definitely on the list