“The Pretender: A Blackguard in Disguise” byTa`Mara Hanscom
Book 1 of 5 in the Caselli Family Series
I really wanted to like this book because the description sounded good. However, I struggled through most of it because there were so many characters mentioned and the story line kept jumping back and forth between people. Half the time I didn’t know what was going on. I also felt like the story was way too long even though the book was divided up into 2 parts- Noah and Ty’s story (356 pages). I am interested to know how Noah and Tillie’s romance will progress, but unfortunately not enough to read the other books. This is book 1 of 5 in the Caselli Family series. There was a lot of potential for this series because of all the family members and setting, but I felt there was way too much going on for a reader to keep track of it all.
I would consider this a Christian romance book along with some drama and intrigue.
I received a copy of this book complimentary for blog and social media review. All opinions are my own.
About the Book:
Set in South Dakota in 1975, where eighteen-year-olds could order 3.2 beer in a bar, and loaded guns were kept under the counter.
Frankie Valli sang “My Eyes Adored You,” and American soldiers returning from Vietnam struggled with their new reality.
It’s within this tumultuous season of American history that Tillie Caselli meets Noah Hansen, and they are never the same again. Their lives were mysteriously intertwined-and had been for many years-yet they had no idea.
From the moment they met, Tillie and Noah wanted to spend the rest of their lives together, but a deliberate omission will keep them apart—and that same omission will be responsible for the escape of a murderer, and a bride’s deception.
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About the Author:
Born and raised in South Dakota, Ta`Mara loves to write about the Great Plains and the beauty and people of Italia. While her husband and children manage their two pizza ristoranti, Ta`Mara works full time on The Caselli Family Series, and ministers to women. It is Ta`Mara s prayer that as the readers explore the truths in these volumes, they will come away with a new perspective on love, forgiveness, obedience, and God’s plan for marriage
Find out more about Ta’Mara at https://www.tamarahanscombooks.com.
Despite just meeting each other, Tillie and Noah’s lives have been mysteriously intertwined for many years in Ta’Mara Hanscom’s The Pretender. From the moment they met, Tillie and Noah wanted to spend the rest of their lives together, but a deliberate omission will keep them apart-and that same omission will be responsible for the escape of a murderer, and a bride’s deception.
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