"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
--Author Christopher Benson



Saturday, July 16, 2011

A SMALL FORTUNE by Audrey Braun

Amazon Encore
Release Date: July 19, 2011
ISBN-10: 1935597655
ISBN-13: 978-1935597650

I can't wait to tell you about this book!!!

Celia Donnelly is overworked and downright exhausted, her marriage to her husband Jonathan, a bank president, has started to suffer, as has her relationship with teenage son.  She is thrilled when Jonathan comes home and tells her they are taking a family vacation to Mexico. Getting out of the dreary weather of the Pacific Northwest to wonderful sunny Mexico is just what this family needs.

Celia enjoying her vacation decides to go for a run along the beach. She is on her way back to the condo when she is approached my a man she met earlier at the pool.  He tells her she needs to come with him, something has happened to her son.  She rushes off with the man, gets in his car and very quickly feels something is very wrong. The man is working for someone else, someone who has hired him to abduct Celia and hold her hostage. Celia is not a random victim. She learns someone that she trusted has betrayed her and she needs to save herself. She partners up with a very unlikely ally and finds herself on a run to save her life. Pursued into the depths of the Mexican jungle she draws on all her strength.  Nothing will stop her learning the truth and finding her way home.
Yes, I know that equals 15 stars!!!!!

I started this book Sunday night at bedtime, thinking I would read a couple of chapters and go to sleep.  I finished the book at about 3 a.m.  There was no way I could put this book down.  I was tired when I started and energized when I finished.

The story is so engaging, masterfully written.  Suspenseful and yet so descriptive of the settings you can't help but feel you are almost watching a movie. Brilliantly plotted to keep you turning page after page after page.  You don't realize time is even passing because you are completely, effortlessly immersed in the action.   

I believe this is the debut novel for this author and if that is the case she has a fabulous future as a writer.  It takes years and usually several novels published and rejected to reach this level of expertise. I am trying to find words to describe her writing style. The literary rhythm she has attained is classic and profound. I am amazed by her talent. I can't wait to read more from this author!!!

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Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

This sounds good and suspenseful, Lori! 3 am..it must be good! Going to add it to my wish list now!

Carol M said...

I'm looking forward to reading this!