Shattered Lives: Broken... Through Sex, Violence, Religion and Betrayalby Marian Phair
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Pregnant, alone and homeless, orphan Amie Richardson secures a job as nanny with actress Melissa Proctor, who hides many dark secrets. Leaving her native Ireland to take up her new position in Spain, Amie falls into the clutches of evil Dr Sam; abortionist to the rich and famous. He has his own plans for her unborn child, and will stop at nothing, including murder to fulfil them. Amie, uncovers ugly secrets that send her fleeing back to Ireland. Heavily pregnant, she enters the Magdalene Convent, home for 'fallen women', where she suffers abuse at the hands of wicked Sister Mary, before escaping. Paths cross, and lives intertwine with disastrous results!
- Grosvenor House Publishing
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- Age Range:
- 18 Years
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Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite Without any other options left to her, Amie Richardson decides to accept a nanny position, figuring that although she has no real life experience, she's pregnant so this stuff should come naturally to her. Besides, she's got nowhere left to go. An orphan herself, she has spent years alone and lonely. The position is on the continent, and takes her away from cold and rainy Ireland to the sunny climes in Spain. Life should be infinitely better for her, but she soon finds out that it isn't. Enter Dr. Sam...an abortionist who has his designs set on Amie's unborn baby. She's got to fight him and his plans, and returns home - but will she be safe with the Sisters of Mercy, whom she runs to for help? Marian Phair creates a compelling and mysterious novel with Shattered Lives, the story of a young girl out of options, struggling for her unborn baby's life as well as her own. Although it is over three hundred pages, I finished this in two days because I just couldn't stop. I was reading it on the metro, in the park during lunch, and in between meetings at work. Talk about your nail biter! It was thrilling in a way that kept your adrenaline at a steady incline, rather than stops and starts and bursts every now and again. The whole story builds upon itself until you find yourself putting off dinner just to get through a few more pages. I definitely recommend Shattered Lives, and will be looking out for more from Marian Phair soon!
I read this in a day as I was immediately taken in from the first page! I didn't want to put it down, i couldn't put it down!! Every character is brilliantly written and have their own unique personality pulling you in to find out more, following each of them on their journey, especially Amie who has so many life altering events in her rollercoaster life. Many of these events nobody should endure! Well done on a brilliant first novel!
Shattered Lives will keep you guessing till the very end. Lots of twist and turns keep you wanting more.
just finished reading Shattered lives by marian phair. It is a brilliant first novel by the author. The book does not let you down throughout it keeps you wanting to know what happens next to Amie. How much anguish and painful truths she has to confront and how all the other people are linked in her rollercoaster life. The book takes you inside the characters minds especially of the sick and evil Dr Sam. On reading the book I felt I was there throughout and it all seemed so real. A very impressive first novel that I would recommend to everyone to read and hope that the author will be writing her second book soon.
This book has it all, it draws you in and keeps you there. You get a feeling of closeness to Amie and go on the journey with her. I really enjoyed reading this book,and did'nt want to put it down. I will be looking for the author's next novel, and if it's half as good as this book, it will be an excellent read,
I started reading this book and become so caught up in the plot that I could not put it down! It is a very good read and has something for everyone.