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11 July 2015 | Sydney, New South Wales
MOTERWRITER.COM reviews the latest hit novel – No Good Deed
A lushly detailed historical fiction that chronicles the saga of two lovers
Author Mary D. Brook’s novel ‘No Good Deed’ is a historical fictional tale about two women. The year’s 1951, Eva & Zoe are two star-crossed lovers who had gone back to Greece and Germany from post war Australia. They are now heading back to Australia, taking their secrets and their love back to Australia to finally settle down for that sought after family life they so desire. To find acceptance and start a family in a society not ready to accept them, Eva and Zoe have a complicated marriage of convenience with Zoe’s brother and Eva’s cousin included in the mix, each with a very specific role to play. But life’s never that simple and a couple of life-altering events threaten to derail their future. And Eva’s paranormal powers and its revelation brings forth secrets & characters from her past that puts an even bigger strain on her love life. But the power of love and family is such that it can overcome even the harshest of challenges life throws its way. No Good Deed is the 5th book in the Intertwined Souls series of books.
Well researched and well written, author Mary D. Brooks brings an entertaining same-sex love story with paranormal influences to the limelight. The author brings the 1950’s alive through her writing and you will be able to see, hear and feel the environment the characters exist in. The author’s prose and dialogues are simple and are what you would use in your everyday life but even then she manages to capture even the smallest of life moments with her keen observance. The lesbianism in the story is merely a part of the character’s identity and not what defines them to the world. The writer has also not presented all gay people as oppressed and noble and straight people as their tormentors.
“I wanted to narrate a simple love story that would resonate with anybody and everybody who has ever loved or been loved by someone,”Mary D. Brook told us when we interviewed her in connection with the book’s promotion. When we spoke with a few readers at a popular online book forum, they said the overall tone of the book was rather witty and raucous in spite of dealing with some heavy duty emotions.One of the readers Jeff said”The story picks up pace after we get to the middle of the book when a couple of important events have already taken place in the story and from then on you will find it difficult to put the book down until you find out how it’s all going to end.”Kevin Peter who reviewed the book for Moterwriter.com said thatthe author explores common universal concerns and themesregarding family and love in the book.“I recommend it to all readers of quality literature who appreciate a unique voice. It narrates a tale about two people by celebrating what makes love so special instead of diluting it to a mere tale of oppression and tears.”
About the author:
Mary D. Brooks lives in Australia and has been writing for forty years including short fiction stories for various Australian magazines and some non-fiction articles. Mary published her first novel “In the Blood of the Greeks” in 2001 and that soon became evident that there was more to the characters and their story that needed to be told so the Intertwined Souls Series was born. Mary works as a web and graphic designer in addition to being the chief editor and owner of the AUSXIP News and Multimedia Network of sites. When she’s not writing, reading, creating art or designing new sites, Mary travels when the travel bug hits and is always on the lookout for new adventures. You can find Mary’s sites at ausxip.com
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