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Gwendolyn Graves was born in Illinois, spent her elementary years in California, and is proud to call the Arkansas River Valley her home -- where she lives with her husband and four sons.
SCORNED is her debut novel. THE FALL OF MAN is her second book.
on Oct. 31, 2011 :
SCORNED by Gwendolyn Graves was given to me for review by the author. I downloaded to my Kindle and it is 448KB.
In the midst of her husband's bid for re-election, Meredith Swanson discovers that he has secrets -- the kind that could cost him his U.S. Senatorial seat if they ever got out.
With Election Day drawing nearer and her husband's poll numbers plummeting, Meredith rebels in a gamble for all or nothing.
SCORNED is a provacative novel about a senator's wife that shatters her cookie-cutter mold.
This book was a fast and easy read with a very good plot line. You can definitely identify with Meredith in this book for the most part. At times she appears to be a very nice and caring person and at other times she appears to be a nutcase. Trying to figure out just which one she really is, seemed to be the premise for this book in my opinion.
Ms Graves did not spend a lot of time expanding on any particular character except for Meredith and her Senator husband. Really, you didn't know the Senator all that well, but you could certainly draw conclusions. I liked this about the story, because I don't really care to hear what everyone is wearing and how they have their hair done. I care about the plot and what the actual story is and not all the descriptive details unless it is a reason for the plot.
I think the book could have been better edited, but I am not sure whether that is because of the way it was translated to the Kindle format or it just wasn't edited properly. This does distract a bit. I felt there were some grammatical errors as well as some sentence structures that could have been better. However, it was still a quick and easy read with a good story.
I am giving this 4 out of 5 stars because I believe editing is part of the final product to the consumer. I am sure that Ms Graves has a brilliant future in writing and I wish her continued success.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)