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Friday, April 19, 2013

Replacing Gentry by Julie N. Ford (Review and Giveaway)

Replacing Gentry Blog Tour is being hosted by Book Blasts and Blog Tours. 

Tour Schedule
March 13th    My Book A Day – Review
April 9th  Book Blast
                           Crafty Zoo with Monkeys - Guest Post
               Getting Your Read On – Review
               Bookworm Lisa – Review
            Fire & Ice – Review
                     The Muse Unleashed – Review
April 19th   Books and Needlepoint – Review
                   Amethyst Daydreams – Review
April 20th   Laurie’s Thoughts & Reviews – Review & Character Interview
April 21st   Peace from Pieces – Interview
April 22nd   Oh, The Books You’ll Read! – Review
April 23rd   MK McClintock – Guest Post
April 24th   The Cherry That Pissed Off My Pie – Review
April 25th   Bonnie Gets a Say - Review & Interview

Title: Replacing Gentry
Author: Julie N. Ford
Publisher: WiDo Publishing

About the Book: When Marlie agrees to attend a cadaver ball at Vanderbilt Medical School, she did not expect to actually see any cadavers. Or, that a strange apparition would issue her a chilling message.
Despite the cadaver’s warning, Marlie is married a year later 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 in the midst of a dangerous conspiracy.
A modern twist on the classic Gothic romance novels of Rebecca and Jane Eyre, Replacing Gentry follows Marlie’s precarious journey as she learns the truth about the man she married.
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My Thoughts:  I did enjoy this book and read through it rather quickly.  I liked Marlie, though she did sometimes seem a little more impulsive than was good for her at times.  To me, Daniel didn't seem sincere and was easily manipulated by about everyone he came in contact with.  He marries Marlie and then sort of abandons her at his house with his boys - without much guidance as to what she was to do with them, or with the house.

Strange things have been happening to Marlie since she met Daniel - cadavers talking to her, people giving her similar warnings and knowing things about her that they couldn't possibly know.  About midway through the book the action starts to pick up and I started racing to get to the end.  There were some weird twists and you really have to pay attention so that you don't miss the important clues.

If you are a fan of Gothic romance, you might want to give this one a try - it does have more of a modern feel though.

~I received a complimentary ebook of Replacing Gentry from Book Blasts and Blog Tours in exchange for my unbiased review.~

About the author: Julie N. Ford graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in Political Science and a minor in English Literature. In addition, she has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Alabama. Professionally, she has worked in teaching and as a Marriage & Family Counselor. She is the author of two women’s fiction novels, The Woman He Married and No Holly for Christmas, published in 2011. In addition, she wrote a romance/chick-lit novel, Count Down to Love, also published in 2011. Count Down to Love was a 2011 Whitney Award finalist. Her next novel, Replacing Gentry, is due for release April 9th, 2013.

Currently, she lives in Nashville, TN with her husband, two daughters and one hedgehog.

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1 comment:

Rita Wray said...

The book sounds very intriguing.



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