Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Free e-book: Replacing Gentry by Julie N. Ford


     When Marlie attends a cadaver ball at Vanderbilt Medical School, she does not expect to actually see any cadavers. Or, that a strange apparition would issue her such a chilling message. Despite the cadaver’s warning, a year later Marlie is married to Tennessee state senator, Daniel Cannon, and living in a plantation-style mansion with two step-sons. Add to the mix her growing suspicion that something is amiss with the death of Daniel’s first wife, Gentry, and newlywed Marlie is definitely in over her pretty Yankee head.
     What begins as an innocent inquiry into her new husband’s clouded past ends with Marlie facing a dangerous conspiracy.

     A modern twist on the classic Gothic romance novels like Rebecca and Jane Eyre, REPLACING GENTRY follows Marlie’s precarious journey as she seeks to learn the truth about the man she married.

Wow!! I finally got around to reading "Rebecca" a few years ago and was entranced. This modern-day re-telling had me captured from the start. Full of twists and turns and strange happenings. Wow. I thought it was a great version!

Marlie is a California girl who attends a Cadaver Ball with her best friend from the South and ends up in a whirlwind relationship. Previously divorced (with her husband dying shortly afterward), Marlie's not sure she wants to jump into anything too quickly.

I liked Marlie. She was able to speak her mind and do things for herself, but soon realized that's not how she was expected to be. Still, she fought to stay true to herself. I got to where I didn't know who to trust and what was going on. Strange things, that's for sure. But so intriguing.

Content: that I can recall, there were just a few swear words; a little violence; some innuendo and mention of intimacy after marriage, but not too detailed; an instance of teens getting caught with drugs/beer.

*****--5 stars.

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