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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Reading and Reviewing 18: Morgan Mandel

Forever Young: Blessing or Curse (Always Young Series)Forever Young: Blessing or Curse by Morgan Mandel

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I truly enjoyed this story, reading a few chapters each night just before falling asleep, and looking forward to my "story time" each night! Mandel's main characters are more than three dimensional,sharing their inner thoughts as the story develops. Her settings are very easily seen through the characters' eyes, and the story line itself is just far enough fetched to hold the reader's interest through the various twists and turns of the plot.

A loving wife, too soon widowed ... feeling both the loss of her husband, too soon after the loss of her mother ... and the loss of her home setting ... seemingly rescued by the Angel Man who's smooth veneer hides a smoldering narcissism ... her friends back home worrying at a distance... the various relationships ring true in the woman's life.

The ending is not an ending, but a tease. What will happen to Dorrie? What will happen to her child? Will she fall in love with her former flame? Will she continue to remain young? Will the Angel Man return in her future? Or will the Monster come after her?

The description of the following anthology, addressing the stories of more participants in the "Forever Young" experiment, doesn't address Dorrie's future ... perhaps a third title will follow?



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2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the lovely review, Terry!

    Yes, a third title is being written about Dorrie to finish the 3 book series.

    Morgan Mandel
    http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

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    1. Looking forward to more about Dorrie!

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