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The Daughters of Jim Ferrel

Pennsylvania 1873: When, in the harsh world of Pennsylvania coal country, Jim Farrell is hanged for murder, his wife and three daughters must turn their beautiful home into a boarding house in order to survive. But struggling beneath the shadow of shame becomes too much for eldest daughter, Kate. She resolves to clear her father’s name in spite of her mother’s admonition to “let it go,” and convinces her sisters to help. All too soon their dangerous quest rips the family apart. Will it also cost them the men they love?


Honestly, this is a book I should have already read. I ordered it from Bookcrash Book Review Program a while back. They sent it to me, but a neighbor kept it safe for me as it came in while I was out of town. I now finally have it in my hands and will be reading it this week, if work permits 🙂

It sounds really interesting, and from the reviews I have read it will be! Come back in the up coming week or two for my review.

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Broken: Cage of Lies Book 3 by Susanne Valenti

Broken by Susanne ValentiSince all of her hopes were dashed, Maya is struggling to adapt to her new life. Where dreams and wishes once kept her going, now there is only the burning desire for revenge. She’s changing, hardening into the person she needs to be to hold it together but sometimes the cracks still show. She wants nothing more than to go back and become the person she used to be but sometimes she can’t even remember who that was. Nothing will be right again until she resets the balance. Blood will pay for blood and she won’t give up until the final drop has been spilled. Some say she’s taking it too far, others say it isn’t far enough.


First things first… if your not up to date on this series, you better hurry up! Broken is Book 3 and I’m already anxious for the next.

Okay, so we all know the back story (if you’ve been reading these books, or my reviews) and this picks up not long after Linked leaves off. Honestly you only notice the difference in attitudes of the characters.

Revenge. That’s the only think Maya can think about. It seems like the only one with the exact same thoughts is Alicia. They share a bond so strong, no one else understands (except maybe Hunter) exactly how bad they want to get the person that caused Cole’s death. Now, its seems their about to get their chance.

Thanks to radio transmissions, Franklin knows that the Wardens are heading their way and preparing to fight. Maya and Alicia see this as their way to get the revenge they seek. Most of the town is leaving before the Wardens reach them. Many are staying behind to fight, possibly their last fight.

During this fight many die, but others are pushed to their limits and fly through. Relationships are found and friends are made. Then there are the mess ups and near misses. Not entirely unexpected but some of this stuff is just crazy. There was a scene that kind of reminded me of Divergent, but it was WAY better and a lot tougher to get over(for me).

I know I’m being very vague but I HAVE to! I’m trying not to give too much away while letting you know you should without a doubt read it. Back to the book…

Maya and Taylor become even closer than before. Without Coal there, Maya is lost and looking for something to fill that place in her heart. Taylor is the only one around she ‘feels herself’ around. If you ask me she is just really missing Coal, and doesn’t know how to go on without him. Anyway… Maya is still completely focused on getting revenge. And while they are escaping the Wardens she may have yet another chance.

Maya and Alicia have a plan. The first part works, Maya escapes the group without being noticed. But, she lets her temper get the best of her and ends up being captured. Of course, you know her attitude towards Wardens doesn’t help her out any…

After making a lot of noise and getting one of the Warden to come to her cell she breaks his nose. Yup, that’s my girl! Well, apparently when your really bad they put you in a cell with a crazy killer. Nobody has made it through the night with him. Nobody that it except for Maya, maybe.

The book ends when they recognize each other.

Before you ask, No, I’m not giving it away! But let me tell ya, I cried like a baby and was a little upset for a while too. My hubby even threated to make me stop reading if that’s how I’m gonna act when I finish a book. That was probably the first time he has seen me cry at the end, instead of all throughout. The point of that was this, these characters are REAL! They become a part of your life, and each day you wake up wondering how they are and what their doing. Or at least I do anyway 😉

I received a complimentary copy of this book via the author, Susanne Valenti, in exchange for an honest review. This woman is a pure genius, and I’m so thankful to be allowed to review her works!

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Broken by Susanne Valenti.pngSince all of her hopes were dashed, Maya is struggling to adapt to her new life. Where dreams and wishes once kept her going, now there is only the burning desire for revenge. She’s changing, hardening into the person she needs to be to hold it together but sometimes the cracks still show. She wants nothing more than to go back and become the person she used to be but sometimes she can’t even remember who that was. Nothing will be right again until she resets the balance. Blood will pay for blood and she won’t give up until the final drop has been spilled. Some say she’s taking it too far, others say it isn’t far enough.


Just in case you haven’t heard of this author yet, I’m sorry. You are going to love these books! Susanne Valenti has a great imagination, when your reading one of her books you actually feel as if your there. You may be laying in your bed reading a book, but in your head your stuck in the middle of the forest fighting for your life… Or maybe even holed up in a house so you don’t get attacked by whatever is out there in the dark….

I am currently polishing the last few books in my dystopia saga Cage of Lies and readying them for release during 2016.

The saga is made up of five books:

Chained, Linked, Broken, Bound and Free.

Cage of Lies novellas: Cut Glass, Embers

They follow seventeen year old Maya as she discovers that the world she grew up in isn’t quite as it seems and fights for the truth to be revealed.

Susanne Valenti, from her website

If you haven’t read the first two books, or the first novella, please wait no more! You wont regret it! You can also check out my reviews, I’ll add links for the books and my reviews below.

Chained Book 1                         My Review

Linked Book 2                           My Review

Broken Book 3                          Review will be posted Jan. 26, 2016

Cut Class Novella                     My Review

 

Words Crush Wednesday

Steve Jobs Work Quote

 

I don’t know about yall, but I love my job. I have only been there for a few weeks now and feel as though I am exactly where I am suppose to be. The more I learn and do, the more confidence and love for it I gain. Hope you all enjoy your jobs just as much. If not, I hope you will one day find your happy place 🙂

 

WCW

#FridayReads

Far From True by Barclay

After the screen of a run-down drive-in movie theater collapses and kills four people, the daughter of one of the victims asks private investigator Cal Weaver to look into a recent break-in at her father’s house. Cal discovers a hidden basement room where it’s clear that salacious activities have taken place—as well as evidence of missing DVDs. But his investigation soon becomes more complicated when he realizes it may not be discs the thief was actually interested in….

Meanwhile, Detective Barry Duckworth is still trying to solve two murders—one of which is three years old—he believes are connected, since each featured a similar distinctive wound.

As the lies begin to unravel, Cal is headed straight into the heart of a dark secret as his search uncovers more startling truths about Promise Falls. And when yet another murder happens, Cal and Barry are both driven to pursue their investigations, no matter where they lead. Evil deeds long thought buried are about to haunt the residents of this town—as the sins of the past and present collide with terrifying results.


So….. If you haven’t noticed yet, I REALLY love suspense books. I don’t know why, but I love cop shows and movies… pretty much anything to do with catching the bad guys. A Detective trying to solve two murders and a new one takes place? I’m in! Come back soon to check out my review!