I’m delighted today to share my thoughts on fellow blogger and author Joanne DeMaio’s latest release.
TRUE BLEND by Joanne DeMaio
DeMaio quickly pulls readers into this story when the innocence of a child is threatened. She holds you spellbound as the story unfolds and tugs at your heartstrings every step of the way.
Three minutes on a bright sunny morning turned the world of Amy Trewist, a young widow, upside down in the quaint town of Addison, CT. Her two-year-old daughter, Grace is kidnapped as part of an elaborate bank robbery. As Grace is snatched away, Amy comes face to face with one of the armed men, who urges her to ‘be strong.’
It’s a typical day for George Carbone out with his brother for a day of gambling and fun with their friends. The day quickly turns tragic when George ends up in a bank parking lot just as an armored truck robbery takes place. He does the only thing he knows to do, protect an innocent child at all cost.
George is soon able to return the young girl to her mother and the lives of all three become intertwined. As the days of summer pass away, the trio become closer. But dark secrets, guilt and recurring flashbacks threaten their happiness. It's time once again for George to do the right thing, no matter the cost.
Through DeMaio’s rich descriptions, the scenes materialize before you. As George learns of the intricate plans surrounding the robbery and its aftermath, the events seem to come to life in slow motion making you wonder about the chain of events in real life crimes.
The characters are well-developed, realistic and very likable. DeMaio portrays their emotions in such a way readers will feel their joy and anguish.
TRUE BLEND is a splendidly compiled story of love, honor, compassion, loyalty and strength. It’s heartwarming and suspenseful in a fast pace captivating style. The setting, the characters and their dilemmas will pull you in for a hometown feel of friends and family you won’t want to leave.
True Blend by Joanne DeMaio, CreateSpace Independent Publishing, @2014, ISBN: 978-1494762094, Paperback, 394 Pages
FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by the author in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
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