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review 2017-09-10 21:12
The Stolen Marriage
The Stolen Marriage - Diane Chamberlain

Title: The Stolen Marriage

Author:  Diane Chamberlain

Publisher:  Martin's Press

Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean

Rating: Five

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"The Stolen Marriage" by Diane Chamberlain

 

My Thoughts....

 

Indeed this was quite a interesting gripping historical romance story that this author gives the reader.  We find Tess DeMello from Baltimore, Maryland around 1943 was once engaged to Vincent Russo [M.D.] but breaks off that engagement and marries a complete stranger named Henry Kraft who was from Hickory, North Carolina. Now, why did she choose a loveless marriage?  Whose marriage was stolen?  I liked how this author was able to weave the polio epidemic which was first being treated around that time into this story even making it even more interesting to read and in doing so bringing Tess's former fiance back into the picture.  This was quite a compelling historical fiction that you will have to pick up and see for yourself how well this author brings it all out to the reader.  Will this medical doctor and registered nurse be able to get back together again?  The story offers 'love, loss, race, marriage, secrets,  tragedy and redemption.'  This author does a wonderful job with the main character Tess giving the reader a roller coaster ride full with her emotions and thoughts along with her husband, Henry who was a well respected businessman but very secretive. I don't want to leave out Henry's mother Ruth and his sister Lucy who both had their own agendas in this well told story.  The story even had a little paranormal [conversing with the dead] with the Reverend Sam along with some other host of characters...Hattie, Honor, Adora, Zeke and Jilly and a host of other people in the town. Be ready for some twist and turns that you may not see coming along with a epilogue of ten years later. I was still left with a few questions however it was a enjoyable read, for  it was also a long captivating read that you will have to stay on top of it because there will be so much going on. to see if there will be a HEA.

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review 2017-08-27 18:25
Stolen Marriage
The Stolen Marriage - Diane Chamberlain

It's 1944 and Tess DeMello is all alone and pregnant in a town she knows nothing about and in a life she doesn't want to be living. She's left behind the comfort and safety of her beloved Baltimore for the small town judgment of Hickory, North Carolina in order to build the best life she can imagine for the illegitimate child she is carrying. Without the man she's loved almost all her life and the career she's always dreamed of, everything she thought she would have has now slipped through her grasp.

In this new release from best-seller Diane Chamberlain, The Stolen Marriage, the heartbreak and pain of World World II is beautifully captured. The character development is deeply detailed and the prose is so engaging, it will take the reader back in time.

This novel is a definite page turner. Chamberlain fans will surely not be disappointed with her truly engaging way of bringing emotion and intensity to the story. It is easy to fall in love and sympathize with Tess, but over time, the reader will feel the pain of the villian and build a connection with him as well. There is a dynamic story line, in true Chamberlain fashion, but this novel touches on the most basic human emotions on a way that is fresh and new to her repertoire.

 

Guest Reviewer Kate M. Kelly

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review 2017-08-18 03:50
The Stolen Marriage
The Stolen Marriage - Diane Chamberlain

Twenty-three-year-old Tess DeMello is engaged to the love of her life. Their wedding day is getting close. So it doesn't make sense to her fiancé when she abruptly ends their engagement and runs off to marry a stranger. Tess leaves Baltimore and moves to Hickory, North Carolina. Her husband, Henry Kraft, is secretive and distant and he often stays out late or doesn't bother to come home at all. She doesn't fit in with the people of Hickory. They all love and respect the Kraft's and view Tess as an outsider, someone who's after his money. Unhappy in Hickory and trapped inside a loveless marriage, Tess is desperate to get her old self back which happens when a sudden polio epidemic erupts and their small town is selected as the perfect spot for a hospital. Everyone in Hickory helps build this hospital in just over two days. Against her husband's wishes Tess begins helping out as a nurse and soon finds herself very happy to be of help to the young victims. But her husband's behaviour is taking its toll on Tess who wants some answers and wants out of their marriage.

 

Another five star read by Diane Chamberlain. A solid, interesting story with three-dimensional characters. I liked the setting and the fact that the people of Hickory really did build, staff and get a hospital up and running in fifty-four hours. Wow! That's impressive. I really liked Tess and was rooting for her to find happiness after everything she'd been through. Chamberlain has a way of making you feel part of instead of simply reading a book. I loved it!

 

Thank you to Netgalley and St. Martin's Press for an ARC.

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review 2017-07-14 05:08
The Stolen Girls: A totally gripping thriller with a twist you won’t see coming (Detective Lottie Parker) (Volume 2) - Patricia Gibney

Zing! This book hit the target when calling for entertainment and suspense. I found myself yelling at these characters several times. There are some pretty creepy bad guys in this story, however, you don't always know which one is the bad one. A road construction worker keeps finding bodies, what is up with that? Is he a suspect or is someone out to frame him? And just where are these girls coming from?

The story of the connection of most of the characters involved in the disappearance of these girls slowly unfolds and when it does, that's where the zing comes in.

This one kept me guessing and there is no way anyone could really figure out what brought all these characters together. A definite must read!

Thanks to Bookouture and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley inexchange for an honest, unbiased review.

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text 2017-07-05 17:34
His Forbidden Touch By Shelly Thacker Free!
His Forbidden Touch (Stolen Brides Series) - Shelly Thacker

Disgraced ex-knight Royce Saint-Michel was banished from his homeland because of an impulsive act that cost him all he held dear. Now, he has the chance to reclaim his birthright--if he agrees to protect a princess on a journey that may prove deadly to them both.

Royce must escort the lovely Princess Ciara across a war-torn land to her royal wedding... and ensure that she arrives untouched. The two set off alone on a treacherous journey through snowy mountain passes, but forbidden desire soon proves even more dangerous than the assassins on their trail. With the fate of two kingdoms hanging in the balance, will Royce and Ciara do as honor and duty demand... or surrender to the longing in their hearts?

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