Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Groom and Doom by Theresa Braun

Title: Groom and Doom 
Author: Theresa Braun 
Genre: Chick Lit/Women's Fiction 
Number of Pages: 336
Publisher: Self


Groom and Doom: A Greek Love Story gives a realistic portrayal of a day that ends up less like the fairytale so many girls dream of and more like a roller coaster ride without the brakes. Angela must listen to her heart when a tarot card reading before the wedding in Crete casts a ray of doubt on her happily-ever-after. She resolves to let her relationship and her destiny take flight. And the family drama ensues. Soon after the bride and groom arrive in Greece, they are tormented mentally and emotionally by the groom’s father, Georgius. Tensions rise and Angela’s body reacts to the stress, all while she begins to realize she has absolutely no control over anything related to the ceremony. She and Stavros finally escape to Venice for their romantic honeymoon where she is haunted by ridiculous sightings of Georgius, her mind warped by the wedding’s trauma. Angela prays the honeymoon will still be magical enough to keep them together. Love is war, one that is complicated by a host of human flaws. The newlyweds duck for cover from an obstinate father-in-law lighting the fuse, as they struggle to avoid their relationship’s complete annihilation.

After spending a semester abroad in Greece during college, I am now a sucker for anything Greek. When I had a chance to review this book for my book touring company, I grabbed it!

However, I wasn't counting on getting sick. ):  I was able to read half of it, and the part I read I really enjoyed. I loved how this was told in first person, and how realistic it was. Angela just wanted a perfect wedding after she finally meets Mr. Right after kissing so many frogs. What she wasn't expecting was all the trouble that came with planning a wedding.

I can't wait to finish this once I'm well, because I'm enjoying the writing style and you don't find too many women's fiction novels told in first person-which is my favorite pov. I'll write a proper review for this once I'm feeling better and have finished the book.

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 About the author:

Theresa Braun was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and has carried some of that hardiness with her to South Florida where she currently resides. An English teacher and adjunct college professor for over thirteen years, she continues to share her enthusiasm for literary arts with her students. She earned a Master's in English literature with a thesis on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

In her spare time, she enjoys delving into her own creative writing, painting, photography and even ghost hunting. Spending time with her family and traveling as often possible are two of her passions. In fact, her world meanderings are often backdrops for her work. Striving to make the world a better place is something dear to her heart.
"Groom and Doom: A Greek Love Story" is her first novel. She is already working on her next work, which will be a tragic love story set in Renaissance England and will be part of a series.

Other stops on the tour: 
November 5 Nette's Bookshelf Excerpt 
November 6 
Hanging with Bells Guest Post
November 7
A Buckeye Girl Reads  Review 
November 8 
That READioactive Book Blog  Guest Post/Excerpt
November 9  
Ramblings of a Caffeinated Writer Excerpt
November 10 
Hanging with Bells Excerpt