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The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond

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Don’t Miss This Fascinating New Release Coming 7/25/17.

I Loved It!

 

The Marriage Pact is a fast-paced, riveting psychological thriller.
Alice and Jake were newlyweds, and after receiving encouragement, from influential people, joined the Pact. It was very exciting, cryptic, and new. The Pact was a secret society that followed and enforced a set of rules that guaranteed successful marriages for their members. At first, the Pact sounded wonderful. Alice and Jake were all for having their marriage last forever.

When Vivian had come to their home carrying the Pact contract, Alice and Jake should have escorted her out the door. But since she convinced the couple that there had never been a divorce within the Pact, Alice and Jake signed the papers. It wasn’t until Alice and Jake broke some rules that their torture began, and their life started to spin out of control.

I found the storyline captivating, and although the book is a work of fiction and the punishments over-the-top, parts of the Pact reminded me of various cults. The book is fascinating, the characters complex and likable and the dialogue realistic. The Pact is an entertaining novel, engrossing and thought-provoking. This is the first book that I have read by this talented author, but it will not be my last.

Thank you, Random House Publishing Group-Ballantine and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~5 out of 5 stars ~Review by Peg Glover

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Today’s New Releases–The Art of Hiding & When the Future Comes Too Soon

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Don’t Miss Today’s New Extraordinary Releases!

My Review–The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse- 5 stars
https://write-escape.com/2017/07/12/the-art-of-hiding-by-amanda-prowse

My Review–When the Future Comes Too Soon by Selina Siak Chin Yoke
https://write-escape.com/2017/06/21/when-the-future-comes-too-soon-by-selina-siak-chin-yoke

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The Good Mother by Sinead Moriarty

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Don’t Miss This Outstanding, Heart-Wrenching Novel by Sinead Morarity.
The Good Mother Coming 7/25/17.

 

The Good Mother is a beautifully written poignant story, which brought me to tears, made me laugh and touched my soul.
Kate was devastated when her husband Nick left her. Being broke, homeless and betrayed, though, was not the worse of Kate’s heartaches; not even close. The news of her twelve-year-old daughter, Jess, the peacemaker of the family, being diagnosed with Leukemia was what brought Kate to her knees.

Luke, the eldest son, was crushed over his sister’s diagnosis. On top of that, though, he was beside himself with guilt. The last thing he meant to do was to bring more stress and pain into his already broken-hearted mother’s life. Bobby was seven, and angry with the world. He couldn’t understand why God would pick his family to punish, especially, his sister, Jess, the most loving one of them all. Kate was hardly functioning. She couldn’t sleep or eat and didn’t know where to put her pain. Nick, the selfish ex-husband, was feeling sorry for himself and tried to get others to feel bad for him also. He got no sympathy from me, though; none at all.

Kate had a wonderful support system. But, nothing could have prepared her for the excruciating agony of watching her daughter suffer and then being asked to do the unthinkable.

The Good Mother is a well crafted, thought-provoking novel, which takes a very controversial, heart-wrenching subject, and splits it wide open, for the reader to ponder. I don’t usually cry, but the pages in this book came alive for me. They are overflowing with raw emotion, and I couldn’t hold back. Don’t think it won’t happen to you, it will. The Good Mother is not all sadness and gloom though; it’s also very funny. I laughed and cried throughout the entire novel. I loved every page of this superbly written book. The Good Mother is a must read. Keep the tissues handy though.

Thank you, Bookouture and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy. I loved it!

~5 out of 5 shining stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Darkly Wood II by Max Power

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If You Love A Scary Story, Then Darkly Wood II Is For You!

In book two, the story once again revolves around Darkly Wood, a ghastly place, where people have disappeared. Daisy May, a Darkly Wood survivor, shivered at the thought, of having to return to that place, but felt she had no choice. Her granddaughter, Holly, was missing and there was no doubt in her mind as to where she was. Darkly Wood was an alarming and terrifying place where blood-thirsty creatures thrived, and nothing was as it seemed. The last thing Daisy May wanted to do, was to enter Darkly Wood again, but if Holly had any chance of survival, she’d have to be found quickly; and Daisy May was the only person who knew exactly where Holly would be. Daisy May and Rose, Holly’s mother, entered the dark, forrest, and as they knew they would, faced horrifying evil. But, the absolute worse was a hideous, cold, calculating demon of a man, Mr. Wormhold. Would they survive Darkly Wood? Maybe, but then again, maybe not.

Although horror is not my usual genre of choice, I have read Max Power’s work before and wanted to check this book out. I was completely captivated. Darkly Wood II is a bone chilling, engrossing story that had me flipping the pages and cringing in my seat. If you don’t mind reading a dark, frightening, blood-curdling story, with a bit of romance and a giant dose of creepiness to it, then Darkly Wood II is your book. Max Power is a talented author, a great storyteller, and a master at spinning tales. You won’t be disappointed.

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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King of Clubs by Sandra Owens

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Don’t Miss This New and Exciting Romantic Suspense Novel!

The King of Clubs is an exciting read, filled with romance, danger, and love.
Special Agent Court Gentry tried for six years to forget Lauren Montgomery. They had spent only one glorious week together before she ended their relationship. The woman shouldn’t mean anything to him, but she did. Lauren was the girl of his dreams, and Court had no idea why he was dumped. So when Lauren Montgomery, accidentally walked back into his life, Court didn’t know what to think. Of course, he was furious with her; he just couldn’t stay that way. Court was still in love with the woman.

Lauren was shocked to find the man she’d fantasized over for years, sitting in her apartment. She had broken off with Court, to protect him, against her insane ex-husband, Stephan. Stephan had almost killed her once before he was arrested, and sent to jail. Lauren was hoping that Stephan had lost interest in her because, the evil man, was due out in two weeks. Lauren, however, would have no such luck. Stephan was as obsessed with her, as he ever was.

Court Gentry was livid when he discovered the reason why Lauren had dumped him. If she’d been honest and trusted his ability to keep her safe, they would have been together for six years already. Instead, she broke his heart, and now, Court was going to enjoy, taking out his hurt, anger, and frustration on the Russian ex-husband. But, first, Court needed to convince Lauren to stay with him. That, unfortunately, would prove to be more easily said than done.

The King of Clubs is a compelling read. The book captured my attention from the very first page and kept it until the end. This book has it all; a clever plot, well-developed characters, realistic dialogue, and romance. I loved it, and I’ll be looking forward to reading book three in this riveting series.

Thank you, Montlake Romance and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy!

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse

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Coming, 7/18/17 – A Book Too Good To Miss.
The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse- I Absolutely Loved It!

The Art of Hiding is a superbly written, captivating and heartfelt novel. It’s a story, well told, and too good to miss!

Nina McCarrick was a happy and contented wife. She had a loving husband; a gorgeous home, and two sons, who attended a prestigious private school. Nina’s fantasy world, however, came crashing down, after her husband’s accident. Finn, the man whom she had loved and trusted, had hidden important information from her. Sadly, Nina didn’t discover this, until it was too late. The man whom Nina loved more than anything in the world was an enigma. She was shocked to find out that she really, didn’t know Finn, at all.

When Nina first got married and moved out of her poverty-stricken neighborhood, she thought that she had arrived. Nina was in love with life. But, what she didn’t realize at the time, was that pieces of her personality were being swept away and buried. And by the time she lost her husband, Nina was just a shell of a person of who she once was. It was Tiggy, the sister whom Nina had distanced herself from, who came to her rescue. She reminded Nina of the fearless girl she had once been, before a fancy lifestyle and husband, stripped that away.

Nina didn’t know how she was going to live and support her boys. What she discovered, though, was that it was family, friends, and genuine kindness from strangers, who made the difference for her. And that sometimes, less, truly was more.

I’m glad that I discovered the talented author, Amanda Prowse. Her newest book, The Art of Hiding is now one of my favorite books and a novel that I will definitely read again. I absolutely loved, everything about this book! Highly recommended.

Thank you, Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy!

~5 out of 5 shining stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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