Sunday, September 29, 2013

Stained By Elizabeth Marx ~ Carpetbaggers, Rebels, and Yankees Series~ Review

Oh my goodness I just finished reading one of those wonderful books that really pulls at your heartstrings and has a mystery so well formed that I could not help myself from being completely enthralled and turning the pages as quickly as possible! Stained By Elizabeth Marx is a very interesting, yet traumatic story, that has some laughter, tears, and drama all wrapped up in one nice little package. Speaking of the package oh my goodness did you see the beautiful cover over there? That is probably the very first thing that attracted me to this book. I was able to host a cover reveal and I totally fell in love with this cover!

Scarlett has been through so much in her life. She doesn't know who her father is, she lost her mother in a very traumatic way when she was a teenager, she has kept herself from the love of her life because, well I don't think I'll tell you anymore about that. You must pick this book up so you can read the whole story for yourself

Revell Marshal has loved Scarlett as long as he can remember. When she left after her mother's death she never returned. Now that her grandparents are both gone (another mystery to solve), she has returned home for their funeral. This is Revell's chance to try to win Scarlett's love once and for all. I loved Revell, this guy has a huge heart, is super sensitive, a talented artist, and has love for only one woman. He's just a great guy!

Scarlett and Revell try to unravel some of the mysteries of their pasts. The more they learn the more questions seem to form. The deeper they dig the more unsure they are if they really want the answers, but they must find out. This is one of those books that I sat on the edge of my seat reading, wondering what could possible happen or go wrong next. 

I really really enjoyed this book. There is a lot of emotional, traumatic events that are uncovered. So beware before you read this book that it will pull on your emotions and there are some totally unexpected events that take place. 

I have to say that I truly enjoyed  Elizabeth Marx of writing and I look forward to reading more work by her. She has a nice flow of writing that made this story a very enjoyable reading experience. This book is the first book in the  Carpetbaggers, Rebels, and Yankees Series and I am anxious to see what Ms. Marx has in store for the other characters. I'm sure she has some great stories to tell.

I was very lucky to receive a copy of this book to read to share my thoughts with you. As always it has been my absolute pleasure to share my thoughts. 


  1. Oh I remember seeing this cover during the cover reveal. I wanted to read it then, now after that review I have to say I want to read it even more. I think this one is going on my to be read list :)

  2. Thanks for the review, looks like an enjoyable read.