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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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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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Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery

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Don’t Miss This 5-Star Captivating New Release by Susan Mallery
Coming July 11, 2017–I loved it!

Kelly and Olivia were strangers to each other, even though they were sisters and had once been very close. Coming from a dysfunctional home and forced to live apart for years had scarred them.

Kelly was speechless when Olivia unexpectedly showed up at their father’s home. Her sister was stunning. Kelly hadn’t seen Olivia for thirteen years. And, unlike her chic, stylish sister, Kelly lived in boots, jeans, and tee shirts. Kelly loved working as a farmer, but standing next to Olivia, made her cringe and feel like a country bumpkin. Olivia and Kelly, however, were both hiding something from the other. They were also aware that to enjoy the sisterly bond that they once had, they’d have to confess their secrets, risk hurting one another, and hope that their relationship survived.

Secrets of the Tulip Sisters is about relationships, love, and forgiveness. There are several complicated love stories within this book. Although the book touches on some dark subjects, it is not at all depressing. Susan Mallery, peppers her writing, with a lot of humor making the story thoroughly enjoyable. I found this book to be well-written, compelling and thought-provoking. Susan Mallery is one of my favorite authors, and now, I can’t wait for her next new release.

Thank you, Harlequin Publishing and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool by Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella

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New Release Coming July 11, 2017- Check it out!

 

In the book, I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool, Lisa Scottoline, and her daughter, Francesca Serritella, team up to write about incidents that occurred in their lives.

I found the book to be engaging and easy to read. Each chapter is crafted by either Lisa Scottoline or Francesca Serritella. Both writers, are good storytellers. Because different people find different things funny, I didn’t rate this book on how humorous I thought it was. I realize that, what I might not find funny, someone else would find hysterical. I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool is a captivating and well-written read.

Thank you, St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~4 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Everything We Left Behind by Kerry Lonsdale

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Don’t Miss Kerry Lonsdale’s newest Romantic Suspense Novel.

Everything We Left Behind, Coming 7/4/17

 

Everything We Left Behind is a fascinating story that captivated my attention from the very start.

For six years, after surviving an attempt on his life, James Donato from California lived in a dissociative fugue state. His brother, Thomas, assisted him in starting a new life. He set James up with a new identity, as Carlos Dominguez, an artist living in Mexico. Carlos, having no memory of his prior life as James, and no recollection of Aimee, the love of his life, married a Mexican woman. Although Carlos is now widowed, he’s content living with his two sons in Mexico; that was, though, until, Aimee showed up in his life, cracking his dissociative fugue state.

Carlos’s world comes apart when he learns that he is James Donato, a man from a crooked, untrustworthy family. Carlos is petrified for his family’s safety. James will have no memory of his life in Mexico, his children or Natalya. Carlos’s real fear, however, is what the Donato family will do to his sons. The family member who tried to kill him is due out of jail, soon. If James doesn’t know that he has sons, how will he protect them?

Carlos knows that his time is running out. The increase in vivid dreams and headaches are positive indicators that his true identity is trying to break through. So, Carlos starts to write his life down in excruciating detail for James. Carlos desperately wants James to know just how much Natalya and his sons mean to him.

Everything We Left Behind is about a man searching for who he is, letting go of what is no longer his, and finding acceptance and happiness in life once again. The story is told from both James and Carlos’s point of view. I was so engrossed in the character’s lives that I couldn’t put the book down. I loved everything about this novel and highly recommend giving it a read.

Thank you, Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy. I loved it!

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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