When Marlie attends a cadaver ball at Vanderbilt Medical School, she did not expect to actually see any cadavers. Or, that a strange apparition would issue her such a chilling message. Despite the cadaver’s warning, a year later Marlie is married to Tennessee State Senator, Daniel Cannon, and living in a plantation-style mansion with two step sons. Add to the mix her growing suspicion that something is amiss with the death of Daniel’s first wife, Gentry, and newlywed Marlie is definitely in over her pretty Yankee head.
What begins as an innocent inquiry into her new husband’s clouded past, ends with Marlie facing a dangerous conspiracy. A modern twist on the classic Gothic romance novels like Rebecca and Jane Eyre, Replacing Gentry follows Marlie’s precarious journey as she seeks to learn the truth about the man she married.
Replacing gentry has a little bit of everything, ghosts, romance, swearing, mystery and more. Over all I found the book enjoyable and an entertaining book to read. However because of all the different things loaded into it I did find a few times I was a little overwhelmed. I think if a few of the things had been paired down I would have been able to call it a 5 gem review. That said it still gets 4 gemstones and so is still a very readable book that I think would appeal to many readers.
Marlie is a character that many people can relate too. If you can handle several things coming at you at once and stick out the little bit of a slow start your really going to enjoy Replacing Gentry.
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