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Stormi's Review: A Casualty of Hope by Marguerite Mooers


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Publisher: Marguerite Mooers

Released: March 11, 2016

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Length: 279 pages

Format: ebook, paperback

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Blurb

Bernie Robertson has a recurring nightmare of being pursued by a killer through a snowy desert. This nightmare could be the response to the stress of divorcing an abusive husband and raising a daughter alone, or it could be the repressed memory of an actual event.

When Bernie's husband is arrested and her apartment trashed, Bernie makes the decision to move to Texas and search for her birth mother. There she meets and begins falling in love with Mike West, a man with a secret he is trying to hide. When she begins the search for her birth mother in earnest, she is plunged into a terrifying situation where the event she is struggling to remember might be the thing that puts her and her daughter in terrible jeopardy.

Four Boundless Stars

Bernie has a hard life. She just went through a divorce, and struggles to raise her young daughter alone. To top things off she is having nightmares that may be stress or maybe it's something else. She knows she is adopted and these terrible dreams she is having lead her to go on the search for her birth parents and hopefully the truth about her past. She moves to Texas and begins to find out the truth, but it also brings danger. This book grabbed me from the beginning. I'm adopted and so I was able to relate to wanting to know about who you really are. This is something that Bernie struggles with throughout the book. She is trying to make a better life for her child and along the journey she finds a man to love that also loves her and her daughter, but she also has to come to terms with the life that came before and with this is a lot of danger. This book had a bit of a slow start but the rest of the book makes up for that. This book told a very sad, but amazing story. It had mystery, romance, and action. I really enjoyed it.


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