The Essence

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Laugh along with Sophia Smith Dubonnet as she struggles to prove her worth as a magazine feature writer. She's excited when she finally gets what seems like the perfect assignment -- interviewing a reclusive dictator -- but then events begin to spiral dangerously 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, Book 2 - Unexpected Impact, and Book 3 - Cinnamon Bourbon and Deception. Book 4 is in progress!

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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Reviews of The Essence by Nancy Deswik MacCreery

Kim Gardner reviewed on July 8, 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 19 days after purchase)
Book Reader reviewed on April 6, 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 41 days after purchase)
SDyszel reviewed on May 11, 2010

I was looking for the perfect weekend book and found it! "The Essence" totally fit the bill.
(reviewed 7 months after purchase)

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