The Essence

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
In this fast-reading, humorous romance and adventure novel, Sophia Smith Dubonnet struggles to prove her worth as a magazine feature writer. When she finally gets what seems like the perfect assignment -- interviewing a reclusive dictator -- events begin to spiral out of control. Will she get her story, or will the story get to her? More

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About Nancy Deswik MacCreery

Nancy MacCreery writes for people who enjoy action mysteries. Her books feature complex characters with a propensity for jumping into action in situations (often serendipitously stumbled upon) where little is known but evil must be uncovered and corrected for good.

If you are intrigued by the challenges of our complex geopolitical world yet enjoy a touch of irreverent humor, romance and the antics of a group of intelligent, caring, sometimes fumbling and fun loving cast of characters, Nancy’s books will offer you a great escape into a world of intrigue, trade-offs, and the crusade against evil.

The Scoops and Schemes series includes Book 1- The Essence, and Book 2 - Unexpected Impact. Book 3 is in progress and this new adventure will be released soon.

Nancy can often be found hiking, swimming, obsessing over her garden, reading and studying the political landscape, or dreaming up intricately woven plots while drifting on a boat at Jordan Lake, North Carolina while her husband fishes for that elusive “big one”.

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Review by: Kim Gardner on July 08, 2013 :
I really enjoyed The Essence. It was a quick-read with some romance (a must-have for my casual reading), sexual tension and mystery. I am looking forward to the sequel. No wonder the last page left me wanting to find out more about the characters.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Book Reader on April 06, 2013 :
The Essence is a great read! I purchased this book because I read a good amount of political nonfiction and historical fiction and was interested in the reclusive dictator mentioned in the book's extended description. The book is a unique combination of genres that kept me turning pages to see what would happen next. I found the ending to be both refreshing and pleasantly surprising. In addition, I really enjoyed how the two main characters, Sophia and the General, develop as the story progresses. They are dynamic characters with an interesting blend of positive and negative qualities that make them memorable and relatable. I'd definitely recommend this book and am looking forward to reading more by the author.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: SDyszel on May 11, 2010 :
I was looking for the perfect weekend book and found it! "The Essence" totally fit the bill.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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