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BEING JADE- Simon & Schuster book review :
4.31 out of 5 based on 37 reviews.

BEING JADE

by Kate Belle

A tragic death. A family divided. Only truth can set them free.

Banjo Murphy is killed on the night he finally walks away from his wife, Jade, after twenty-five years of her adultery. In the aftermath, Banjo is bewildered to discover he still exists, and in despair he watches Jade collapse into deep depression and his daughters, Lissy and Cassandra, struggle with their unexpected loss.

Lissy is tortured by the mystery surrounding her father’s death. What compelled Banjo to leave the night he died? And why won’t Jade talk about what happened? Despite their volatile relationship, Lissy believes her parents’ love to have been enduring, but sensible

Cassandra sees things differently. When Cassy discovers a sketchbook chronicling Jade’s affairs, the truth of their parents’ relationship begins to unfold and Lissy’s loyalties are divided.

Searching for answers, Lissy contacts Jade’s ex-lovers. And watching from afar, Banjo aches as he discovers what these men meant to Jade – until Lissy’s quest reveals an explosive truth …

Being Jade is story about the passion and the bond that is hard to explain but impossible to erase from one’s mind.

Available as eBook or paperback from all major book retailers.

$29.99 paperback, $9.99 eBook


Published 9th July 2014


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    Terrific book !!

    Once I started reading this book I couldn’t put it down !!
    Very intriguing, interesting & suspenseful book.
    Loved it !! :)

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    Couldn't put it down

    Riveting from the first page, the author has great story telling abilities, the descriptions were so great that you could picture what was happening and what it looked like. Loved the characters, you felt like you knew them. Can’t wait to read more.

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    Fantastic read. didn't want to put it down

    Great book. Drew me in and made me feel what the characters felt
    I love a book that i cant put down because its so good and this book did that.
    Fantastic

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    A good read

    I found the story different and interesting. The characters were well rounded and very real.
    I enjoyed that the story wasn’t predictable.

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    emotional, thought provoking, encouraging you to question social values

    I have enjoyed reading this novel. It had suspense as it unraveled who Jade is as a person. At times I felt sorry for her whilst other times I was left sheathing at her apparent selfishness. As the ending unraveled I was left still disappointment in her. I understood her behaviour better in some aspects but I felt her pride against Banjo’s incorrect assumptions was devastating. I would read a sequel.

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    Great book

    This book is just amazing it is so hard to put the book after you read the first page. The story line feels like a real story. I’m in love with the book.

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    Amazing, enthralling and moving

    I’m supposed to post two reviews on this book one when I start it and one when I finish it but I can’t. I was so enthralled with this book that I couldn’t put it down, I had it read in 5 hours from front to back. The story shocked me and moved me, I even teared up at the end which was a credit to the author. The storyline was dramatic yet you believed it all and you felt it all. Simply amazing, I can’t wait to read another book by the incredible Kate belle.

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    I read it in one sitting

    BEING JADE by Kate Belle is difficult to review as it is not your typical book. There’s an intriguing plot and vividly drawn characters that engage you in such a way, you can’t put the book down. I read this book cover to cover in one sitting, I wanted to read it that much.

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    Captivating and enthralling

    I really enjoyed this book. Captivating and enthralling it held my interest from start to finish. Part of the ending I guessed at but, the rest I didn’t see coming. It’s not a light hearted book, rather heavy at times, making you question things you probably would never of thought before. I highly recommend this book.

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    Fantastic Author. Well written

    Loved this book from cover to cover. Spellbinding, intriguing, mesmerising. So well written you thought you were in the story with the characters. Heart wrenching at times.

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    Jade needs to be read

    Being Jade is a wonderful book. Kate Bell brings the characters to life so the reader really cares what happens to them. It’s a book you can’t puts down. It is suspenseful and interesting, I loved it and have lent it to a couple of friends who love it as well.

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    Being read

    I lent my copy of Being Jade to a friend who loved it. She is now wanting to buy her own copy so she can re read it and then hand it on to her family members. Nice to have a positive report when recommending a book as it can be a personal thing where tast differs.

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    Interesting

    This is a suspenseful book that will test your emotions. It covers lots of contraversial topics. It is a book you will find hard to put down and overall it is a good read. The author is very talented and even though this is not my usual type of book to read, I’m glad I took the time to enjoy it.

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    Reading Jade

    Not my usual type of book to read but it was a good read. A well written novel by a very talented author. The book covered many emotions. I found Jade to be selfish and her morality questionable. Having said that, once I started reading I couldn’t put the book down.

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    Overall a great book.

    This was a really good read as with all by this author.
    I read it in a couple of days so for me not to put it down much says it was quite good. A friend of mine and my mum have read it and also enjoyed it.
    Love the variety of reviews on mouths of mums. It helps us busy mums make easy decisions about absolutely everything. Thank you. Enjoyed it and would recommend to other mums.

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    Being Jade

    Being Jade is a throughly entertaining book.
    From the start, and all the way through to the end, it captivated me, and I couldn’t put it down until I finished it.
    It’s not your normal romantic novel, and can be quite brutal in describing the behaviour of Jade however, I think that is part of the appeal, what will Jade do next?
    I have read this book a few times now and whenever I get others to read it, the majority have enjoyed it to.

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    Great Book!

    Being Jade is a book that I really enjoyed reading.
    From start to finish, this book grabbed my attention and held me interested as the story unfolded.
    Some of the story I could see unfolding, other bits caught me by surprise.
    It’s not the usual lighthearted chic lit but rather deep and heavy.
    I throughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.

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    Terrific book !!

    Once I started reading this book I couldn’t put it down !!
    Very intriguing, interesting & suspenseful book.
    Loved it !! :)

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    I read it in one sitting

    BEING JADE by Kate Belle is difficult to review as it is not your typical book. There’s an intriguing plot and vividly drawn characters that engage you in such a way, you can’t put the book down. I read this book cover to cover in one sitting, I wanted to read it that much.

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    Sad but interesting

    I found this book quite sad. It dealt with some pretty dark and serious topics, death, adultery, depression, but also love. It came down to all being about love. Some of it was a bit predictable but it was still enjoyable. There were some ‘if only’ moments. Jade and Banjo had great love for each other and it was really interesting going back over her extra-marital “relationships”. Not your usual love story.

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    Recommended

    Being jade
    After reading the reviews I thought I’d give this a read. I’m sure glad I did.
    It’s an interesting plot, with vividly drawn characters that keep you reading I’m finding it incredibly easy to imagining myself in story. Its seems like its getting more interesting as I go
    I’ve not come across this author before, but will definitely follow through on another title to see if she is this strong across all her writings.

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    Being jade

    It’s an interesting plot, with vividly drawn characters that keep you reading along each night – I had trouble putting the book down at the end of a chapter to go to bed. The author has a clever narration that makes the book flow really well.
    I’ve not come across this author before, but will definately follow through on another title to see if she is this strong across all her writings.

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    gripping

    After reading the reviews I thought I’d give this a read. I’m sure glad I did. I couldn’t put it down.definitely not what I was expecting,love, drama, suspense and at times depressing. Give it a read you won’t be disappointed

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    Not your typical love story

    I just finished reading BEING JADE by Kate Belle for a second time. This novel is a really great read. Be warned however, that it is not your usual chic lit romance story. It is dark, sad and at times depressing. A love story that endures, even though it is not typical of this genre.

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    I love this book!

    I loved this book. I’ve read it twice now, I just couldn’t put it down! It was amazing and gripping
    It was emotional and heartfelt
    It was cold. But inviting
    I could keep writing things but I loved it so much I want to go and read it again :D
    I would recommend this book to anyone
    It was one of the best books I’ve read this year
    I’m so glad I was given the opportunity to read it and fall in love with it


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