$20 Amazon GC + 1 Signed Book-US/CAN-Book Review-On The Inside-Kim Cano-Ends 4/3

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


What an emotionally charged book this is. One minute I was laughing, then crying, then worrying about all of the characters in this novel which is based on a true story of a family member of the author. The ending had happy tears falling down my face. The review below says it all-I really can't think of what more to say without ruining it for everyone. To say I would recommend this book to one and all is an understatement, although I think you better read it first before handing it over to your teen-there are moments in this book which I am not sure they could handle.


On the InsideWhen Kristen is sentenced to seventeen years for committing a white collar crime, she’s forced to leave her husband and two sons behind.

Life in prison is a shock. She discovers that people aren’t always what they seem, love wears many faces, and friendship can make life worth living.

But as she struggles to survive on the inside, Kristen must face something even more frightening than her fellow inmates. . . herself.

On the Inside is based on true events, written from the authors own family tragedy.

Review for On The Inside.....

This book will hook you from the very first paragraph, as you meet Lakeisha, a mail scanner for a women’s prison. She reads the prisoner’s correspondence, checks it for drugs and dangerous devices, and delivers the mail.Lakeisha is drawn into the correspondence Kristen has with her husband. And in this way, the reader is also drawn into the story about life inside a correctional facility for women.  Kristen is the main character. She’s in jail for bilking her employer out of a huge sum of money. In the process, she lost the trust of her husband and children and virtually bankrupted them. They are bitter and wary of her, but she continues to send letters to her husband telling him how sorry she is. The only family member to write back is her sister-in-law, Olivia, who extends a lifeline to her with family pictures and events.We also meet a panoply of colorful characters from the flashy inmate, Lupe, to the prison psychiatrist, Megan, the warden, Laura, Kristen’s antagonist, Jess, and many others. Each person has their story, their trials, and triumphs, and you’ll find yourself rooting for all of them.

Ms. Cano expertly weaves in multiple points of view to make you understand and empathize with all of these people. Each has his or her own pain and sorrow as well as aspirations for a better future. Necessarily, some of the stories end tragically whereas others move on as best they can. But Kristen and the others learn to take happiness in small places and to accept what can’t be changed.

The story is uplifting and poignant. You won’t want to miss this. I read this in a single evening because I not just wanted to find out what happened to the characters, but I felt for them and laughed and cried and wished so much for them to be victorious in their lives.

Everything was resolved and there were no loose ends. Even though there was sadness leavened into the book, the overall message is joyful and shows the power of love, devotion, and forgiveness. You won’t be disappointed with this wonderful story. ~ Clare Chu

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About the Author
Kim Cano debut novel was A Widow Redefined, which tells the story of a young woman's journey through grief and the transformational power of friendship

Kim has also written two animal books: For Animal Lovers, a short story collection for kids ages 9 to 12 (also appeals to adult readers who are young at heart) 10% of the sale price is donated to the ASPCA® to help homeless pets.


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29 comments :

bn100 said...

freedom

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Wishing the author a successful book tour! :)

Masshole Mommy said...

I would definitley like to read this one. Although prison books usually aren't my thing, I think this one sounds different.

Heather King said...

Totally sounds like my type of book. I also enjoy books based on true stories so this one sounds like a winner for sure!

Sharon Martin said...

Completely loved this book too, in fact I put off reading the last couple of chapters cos I just didn't want it to end !!

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

sounds like an interesting read--there is always so much more emotion when I know it's happened to someone for real!!

Anonymous said...

I'd miss my family.

Heidi Bee said...

I love books that take you on an emotional rollercoaster! Thanks so much for sharing!

Karen Dawkins said...

Quiet!!! I can't imagine the noise in prison. It would probably drive me crazy!

Kim Cano said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful review. My sister-in-law helped with a lot of the fine details so it would make the reader feel like they were in prison. And yes, there is too much noise. No privacy in the bathroom. All kinds of craziness going on in that place. To be honest, I never would've thought I'd have a relative sent to prison, especially not my sister-in-law. I guess life is full of surprises, both good and bad.

Jennifer said...

This book sounds great...I'm totally intrigued by the description! I'll have to put it on my list!

Cindy Batchelor said...

Wow this sounds like such a great read! Can't wait to check it out and thanks for the giveaway!

pippirose said...

I would miss my family the most, particularly my grandbaby.

DeDa Studios said...

If I were in prison - my FREEDOM to do what I want when I want would be the hardest for me to ever give up! That is why I have made sure that I stay out of prison.

Ave T said...

What an interesting book and a great giveaway! The book sounds really interesting. I'm sure my sister would enjoy it.

Lawna Noe said...

I love that this book is based on a true story. It definitely makes the book more realistic to believe.

becca said...

this is definitely on my read list crossing fingers for getting lucky.

Vinma said...

wow.. what a great story! I was reminded of that movie Double Jeopardy telling the story of the life of a woman in prison and how she had to live away from his son! This is sure to be a great read!

Angel said...

That sounds like an interesting story- very deep too. Thanks for sharing your review of it! :)

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I would miss my kids the most, don't think I could ever be away from them.

Kim Cano said...

My sister-in-law always asks what I've eaten when she writes. She said the meat isn't meat so she's kind of a vegetarian now, not by choice.
Also, I didn't know this until I did research, but the United States has the highest rate of incarcerated people than any other country.

steve weber said...

I would miss my family the most.

Jamie F said...

This sounds like an awesome book! I love books that hook me!

Daniel M said...

i'd miss all my friends - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

andie said...

abrennan09@hotmail.com
My kids' smiles, my husband's hug!

Jeanne Agee said...

I would miss not being with my loved ones every day.

kathy downey said...

freedom

Cozycomfycouch said...

i would miss family.

Christine D said...

I would miss my kids most if I was in prison.

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