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The Zeppelin Bend: Unraveling the Knot of Deception by DonnaLee Overly is the second book in the Knot series, a novel with a strong appeal to fans of women's issues. Gabriella “Gabby” King has just found out that she is pregnant by her ex-boyfriend who is now running for the US Senate. What is most disheartening is that she’s just started dating Brett, the country club tennis professional, and has been feeling awesome about it. She decides to run away from Texas so as to hide the pregnancy. Can she find the emotional and psychological support she needs in her step-brother, Stan? How will she break the news to Brett? Follow her story as she considers different options for the pregnancy and what ultimately trumps everything.
The Zeppelin Bend: Unraveling the Knot of Deception is a compelling story that explores one of the dilemmas that millions of women face across the globe daily — the question of unwanted pregnancy. It’s also a story that clearly illustrates how vulnerable a woman can be when choices are forced on her. I loved the way DonnaLee Overly captures the emotions of the protagonist, allowing readers to feel her pain, to understand her dilemma, and to connect with her from a place where she feels deeply broken and weak. Character development is impeccable and readers will enjoy how a single event — an unplanned pregnancy — can change everything in a woman’s life. The writing is beautiful and the narrative feels so real in the present tense. The powerful descriptions, the skillful use of the stream of consciousness, and the realism injected into the narrative make for an enjoyable read.