SHADOWS OF REGRET: If your life was ruined, would you seek redemption or take revenge? by Ross Greenwood Book Summary:
From the #1 bestselling author of Fifty Years of Fear, SHADOWS OF REGRET is the unforgettable story of a woman's struggle to rejoin society. Katie committed a terrible crime. Sixteen years was the price she had to pay.Once released from prison, she finds the world has changed. Her chances appear bleak, but Katie is a survivor.Isolated and alone, she struggles to make sense of her new life. Starting again isn’t easy, especially after what she’s done.Despite not feeling free or safe, Katie overcomes her fears and confronts the future. But history won’t remain forgotten.Gradually, memories of the past are revealed. When Katie finally exposes the awful truth and sees there are others who share the blame, she must choose her path.Will she seek redemption, or will she take revenge?"Gripping to the extent that it is almost mesmerising.""I fell in love with this book from page one and couldn’t put it down. The whole thing was just perfect.""She is a strong woman, shaped by her past experiences and her time in jail and her story is one that I did not want to end.""Definitely a page turner.""This is another captivating read.""Even knowing her crime, I was still rooting for her.""Great story line with fabulous characters.""I absolutely loved this book and found the story to be well written and kept my interest all the way through.""A great mix of crime, suspense and drama.""I honestly recommend this book and I can't wait to read more of Ross Greenwood's work.""This was a book full of fast paced action, excitement and many twists and thrilling turns.""I rooted for Katie all the time.""The author, through superb writing, astute characterisation and fascinating plot weaves us into her world and makes us wonder what we would do if we were forced to walk in her unfortunate shoes.""If you are looking for a read that will draw you into the underbelly of a British landscape and will not let you surface until the last page I highly recommend this addictive read.""Shadows Of Regret is hands down the authors best book yet. I read it in one sitting as I was so engrossed in Katie’s story.""A dark and intense read you won’t be able to put down.""As the story progressed i began to really root for her and admired her for how strong of a woman she becomes. By the end, I had complete empathy for her.""This isn't just a story or revenge and redemption, its a journey of learning to live, hope and independence.""I would definitely recommend this to any crime fans; easy 5 star read!""Shadows of Regret is a powerful and poignant story.""I have to say that in spite of her past, I warmed to her a great deal.""Wow.. the characters of this book were so animated and real.""If you enjoyed Eleanor Oliphant's journey but prefer your stories darker, this is perfect for you.""A fabulous read and one I have recommended to friends whom I know love this genre .. an easy five star review.""Real life characters that made me laugh and cry.""Beautifully told.""Written like a true story, I pray it's not.""I found all of the characters completely believable and became sucked into their world!""I was fully invested in Katie's life, and really didn't want this book to end."Praise for Ross's writing:"I've read all three books in the trilogy over the last two days and found them an enthralling read, this guy's an incredible author!!""I enjoy reading this author’s work as the stories whilst fiction do have a ring of truth to them.""There are writers, good writers and ones that have the power of words to captivate you in an instant. Ross has this in spades."
A Hint of Darkness: An Australian novel linking Contemporary & Victorian; parallels the lives of two women. The spectre of revenge shadows Emmaline as ... (The Saga of Emmaline Gidley-KIng) (Volume 1) by Lori T. Hurst Book Summary:
Compelling Australian, Historical/contemporary fiction, parallels the lives of the two strong female protagonists. Emmaline Gidley-King & her beloved papa share an affinity with the land. Papa alters his will, Emmaline & not her brother Thomas will inherit the thriving family vineyard Chateau Fontenay, in the Yarra Valley. His decision sets in motion a chain of events that will alter the course of Emmaline’s life. Strong willed & self-assured she has been raised in an atmosphere of affluence. Papa’s sudden death, her mother’s vicious betrayal & Emmaline is cast into a world of tragedy & terror. The year is 1874; in northern Australia gold fever is pandemic. Thousands of miners flock to the isolated Palmer River gold fields seeking their fortunes. A victim of the ensuing chaos, fourteen-year-old Emmaline is left to fend for herself in the vast North Queensland wilderness. Through the long, lonely days, she senses Papa’s presence watching over her. Her will to survive is strengthened by her determination to one-day extract retribution on her mother. Generations on, Ellie Jamieson’s fight for survival is internal & revolves around her damaged self-image. Her acerbic wit is a façade. She too has been cursed with a self- interested and unfeeling mother. The loss of her job and her cheating boyfriend in one day is too much. She flees to her grandmother in Queensland, where amidst a great emotional upheaval, the family’s well-hidden secret is revealed. Uncovering the past raises previously unrecognised issues, setting Ellie on a new path. Her perceptions of self gradually change. She is a journalist & as she develops her newfound awareness she writes insightful articles for The Australian, exploring the influence of artificially constructed norms on modern women.
Merlin Set of 12:lost Years, Seven Songs, Raging Fires, Mirror of Fate, Wizard's Wings, Dragon of Avalon, Doomraga's Revenge, Great Tree of Avalon, Shadows on Stars, Eternal Flame, Book of Magic (Merlin Saga) by T.A. Barron Book Summary:
Merlin Saga written by award-winning T.A. Barron. These books has sold millions of copies worldwide and has been translated into a dozen languages. Which has made Barron a major keeper of the Merlin story.