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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.
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
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
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.