Wronged (Book 1)

Wronged (Book 1)

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by Sylvia McDaniel
     
 

Wronged
Shock, anger and humiliation were the only emotions Marian Cuvier felt for her murdered husband, Jean, especially after the detective informed her she’s not the only woman he married. There are three Cuvier widows and each one is suspected of murder.

After Jean’s death, Marian must enter the male dominated New Orleans business world and

Overview

Wronged
Shock, anger and humiliation were the only emotions Marian Cuvier felt for her murdered husband, Jean, especially after the detective informed her she’s not the only woman he married. There are three Cuvier widows and each one is suspected of murder.

After Jean’s death, Marian must enter the male dominated New Orleans business world and battle Jean’s handsome business partner, Louis Fournet to safeguard her children’s future and save their only source of income, Cuvier Shipping. Yet Louis has a way with women that Marian that arouses feelings she’s never experienced. Meanwhile Louis is wielding his power to sell the business without her knowledge. Can Marian learn to trust again or will Louis’ ruthless ambition shatter her heart as well as her future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044231658
Publisher:
Sylvia McDaniel
Publication date:
12/30/2012
Series:
Cuvier Widows , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
21,947
File size:
951 KB

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Wronged 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading the reviews, I had expected to enjoy this book. However, the ending seemed very disappointing and unrealistic. There were quite a few spelling and grammatical errors, and I had to force myself to read all 187 pages. There were quite a few *ahem* mature scenes that seemed to go on for too long, and all near the end of the book. Louis was a jerk. I have no idea what she saw in him. All in all, I would not recommend this book to ... anyone, really. - Alexandria PattErson
kronan1 More than 1 year ago
Unlikable characters........................................................ ..............Not a bad premise but------Marian was dull. Her dead husband a total jerk. His business partner and her next romantic interest was a louse. Started out with a good but could not find one interesting character in the book. If you want a good book on a bigamist try I Do, I Do, I Do by Maggie Osbourne. The women are spunky and you can understand why they marry him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had a hard time getting interested in this book and i tryed to read it two diffrent times and could not get past the tenth chapter
LynelleClark More than 1 year ago
Interesting plot that would make the series The Curvier Widows a good  and memorable read, highly recommended to all lovers of a good romance mixed with suspense. Jean Curvier was found dead in a hotel room, his young bride the obvious suspect in the room with him then came the twist as two other women also known as Mrs. Curvier stepped in. This immediately set the pace for the first book in the series Wronged.  Marian Curvier the official Curvier widow according to the law is left behind with all the mess, sorting out the failing business as well with two small children, seeking answers and been harassed by children who had no idea what the truth was. Her distrust in men was turned to her dead husband's partner Louis Fournet. This lead to interesting scenario's through out the story line. Since she did not trust him she decided to be part of the business during a time that women simply did not work. Creating quite a stir in the business and with the community. Strong willed, stubborn and very determined to know the shipping business she settled into her husband's old office and since Louis and the staff did not want to help her she turned to all the ledgers. Spending her days familiarizing her self with the ins and outs and at the end because of this knowledge she faced furious clients and staff making sound decisions that was beneficial to all involved. This turned the staff in her favor and she was accepted as a real partner. Louis Fournet had his own agenda, trying to convince Marian to sell the business to begin his own dream he did everything in his power to side track this strong woman but found himself more intrigued with this determined young widow. Soon sparks flew and romance blossomed between the two as they both came to terms with the past. Becoming the healing balm to a crushed spirit. All the characters in the story had their own personality that complimented the two main characters, highlighting them as believable people.  Beautifully written, faced pace with moments of laughter and passion mixed into the plot to keep it entertaining as it unfolds page upon page.  But the question remained who killed Jean Curvier?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waste of time and money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the typical formuliac hysterical romance. The only new rwist was the deceased husband had three wives. No other fresh input. One hot sexual encounter. 200 pages. Happily ever after conclusion. Chick lit. For ages 18 and up due to adult content. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was good but did not hold my attention. Will probably still read the rest of triliogy
kimamhill More than 1 year ago
I am thoroughly enjoying this series. I have loved each of Sylvia's books and was pretty positive I would love this one as well. I love romance and a good mystery as well! Thank you Sylvia for writing another awesome series!
elliewc 15 days ago
Well and how many widows can a man have? In this case it turns out to be more than one.... But before we come to that we need to address the misogynists of the Victorian era. It was common in New Orleans for Creole women to run a business but not for the ‘white’ western women and when widow number 1 – Marian suggested that she might want to be involved in running the business that her husband had left in her hands as a legacy for their son, well, it was not approved of – at all. A stunned expression appeared on her husband’s partner’s face... – he said ‘ Need I remind you that you are in mourning? It is improper for you to leave the house, let alone go to work each day.’ It was scandalous that she should want to be involved in business - especially shipping. And it was likely, according to Mr Fournet her husband’s partner – to cause the collapse of the company! Women, he thought, tainted a man’s thought processes. Women should think of their husband as the king of the world. But he also admitted that men who cheat on their wives don’t need a reason. They cheat because they want to. Thus Marian learns about her husband and how he ran the business and just what he really did with his life – all of which came as rather a shock to her, as she had been kept ignorant of his business as she looked after their children at home. This book takes a look at the way men operated in the patriarchal society of the deep South in the US in the late 1900s and shows us that it was possible, if unusual, for a strong minded woman to take control of her life and business successfully. I received this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for an honest review
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I enjoyed this book.
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The best
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I liked the storys it was good
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Good book. Will look for the other two in this series. Not a high adventure book. Written in a slow methodical way. Definitely worth staying with it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What's NOT to enjoy? It was an enjoyable read and lengthy enough; I always look for longer books. Good story.
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