This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Francis Mont for Readers' Favorite
The New Mrs. Brooks: A Margaret Brooks Novel by A.J. Davis is a story with an unusual premise: Margie is not only grieving over her lost husband, but she also needs to escape from her overprotective children, from California to somewhere, anywhere, else. It’s not that she doesn’t love them, but she needs to make her own decisions about the rest of her life, something she feels competent to do. So, she packs up her trailer in secret and starts driving north. She has only one problem: she gets lost in a rainstorm and needs help to find her motel again. Luckily, help is offered by a nice real estate lady, but the help has an unusual price tag attached and that leads to unexpected complications. However, Margie is determined and faces her challenges with some hidden reserves she didn’t know she had.
I really enjoyed this delightful novel that has turned the usual heartbreak story into an adventure in a small-town setting with hilarious characters, painting an optimistic picture of life. Margie’s personality is intricately drawn. I felt that I had known her all my life. The small-town characters she is surrounded with all came alive with unique personalities and voices. Some of the sub-stories felt a little bizarre but only added to the humor of the novel. The writing style is simple and accessible to all ages. The plot describes a slice of life unfamiliar to big-city dwellers with its casual, neighborly relationships with total strangers. For anyone looking for relief from today’s selection of doom-and-gloom literature, I can highly recommend A.J. Davis's The New Mrs. Brooks.