by M. B. Gibson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997223408
Publisher: M.B. Gibson Books
Publication date: 06/02/2016
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Aroon, M. B. Gibson's debut novel, has been awarded the Carrie McCray Literary Award for Novel First Chapter and was a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest for Historical Fiction. Her first chapter, printed in the anthology, The Petigru Review, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Several short stories and creative nonfiction pieces were published in magazines and anthologies, one which resulted in a second Pushcart Prize nomination. A middle grade story, The Least of These, was honored as a finalist in PNWA's Children's Literature category.
Gibson dedicated over three decades to teaching adolescents everything from literature to mathematics to conflict resolution. She passionately believes in the value and dignity of every human being, which she's carried from her classroom to the pages of her books.
After raising three headstrong daughters, she lives the quiet life with her husband in rural South Carolina.

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Aroon 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Ziff130 More than 1 year ago
Despite all the horrific stories Eveleen's father told her of the wicked ways of the noble and rich, she goes to work as a maid for them anyways. She meets Richard Lynche, the master's son. He's perfect. Well, until he starts seeing visions which lead him to only one option - he must kill someone. The story takes a crazy twist and suddenly you don't know who is good and who is bad. What a fascinating tale this is! (Do I sound like Yoda?) Let's start with the cover, though. Gorgeous, right? Then, there are the characters. They are so well developed and just pull you right in. As events happen in their lives the characters develop just as one would expect them to do. It was beautifully done! The historical research was obviously well done as well. I couldn't stop reading this book. There were also other smaller story lines going on between different people who worked in the house and friends and family of the family who live at the house. You know Downton Abbey and how there are multiple story lines going involving all the characters and they all end up tying in together and it's just beautiful? Well, that's kind of how this works as well. A lot of it makes me think of Downton Abbey in the way it is told. The story is completely different though. Oh! Another thing. The author writes some of the dialogue with a dialect. Have you ever tried reading a dialect and struggle to try and figure out how the words are supposed to sound or what the word actually is? Well, you shouldn't have that problem with this one. I read it with ease and in my mind imagined the brogue as s/he spoke. It was very well done and researched. Now, for content, this is definitely an adult book. There is minor cussing and it's clean, but it does contain grown up situations. There is adultery, drugs, and rape. It is handled well and vital to the story and the characters. For full review, go here: