Uncertain Alliance

Uncertain Alliance

by Mary Davis

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ISBN-13: 9781620292839
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/01/2012
Series: Truly Yours Digital Editions
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 481 KB

About the Author

MARY DAVIS is an award-winning author of over a dozen novels in both historical and contemporary themes, four novellas, two compilations, and three short stories, as well as being included in various collections. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and is active in two critique groups.

Mary lives in the Colorado Rocky Mountains with her husband of over thirty years and two cats. She has three adult children and one grandchild. She enjoys playing board and card games, rain, and cats. She would enjoy gardening if she didn’t have a black thumb. Her hobbies include quilting, porcelain doll making, sewing, crafts, crocheting, and knitting. http://marydavisbooks.com  https://www.facebook.com/mary.davis.73932

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Uncertain Alliance 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
KerriReader More than 1 year ago
Started off slow, wasn't sure if I would like it. Within a couple of chapters I was hooked..wanting to know what happened. I recommend this book! Loved it!
mazeman More than 1 year ago
This is a historical novel about Alice Dempsey, a widow with a young son, who lives with Grandpa and her brother, Burl. After losing her job as a seamstress, Ian MacGregor offers her a job cleaning his pharmacy. Ian has had a crush on her for some time, but Ellen can't trust her judgment when it comes to men because her first husband was a drunk and cheat. The main problem with this story is that the author doesn't tell you enough information soon enough. She never tells what year it takes place, and waits until page 135 to let the reader in on the location, Seattle. Because the characters speak Irish, refer to shoes and other objects by their Irish names, I assumed that the story took place somewhere in Europe. Then, half way through, I find that my assumptions are wrong, and it takes place in America. The setting involves streets that are 15 feet above the sidewalk. I've never seen a city arranged this way, and the description was hard to imagine. I could have used a picture, perhaps on the cover if not inside, to help me understand this structure. Grandpa lost one arm, and the author waits until halfway through the book to tell the reader it was due to a factory accident. Had this secret been divulged earlier, it would have supported Alice's insistence that her brother finish school, and would have presented her as more practical and common sensed. Had the author given more information about the setting, time, and history of the family, it would have been easier to place myself into the story and picture the events in my mind. After a few chapters, I decided for myself what the setting, date, clothing styles, etc. were and ignored the lack of information. Then, it became an enjoyable story of a not-so-handsome man winning the hand of a lovely angel because he has a kind heart and honorable character.