STORY-LINE THE VENGEFUL GROOM BY MISTY SHAE:
In The Vengeful Groom we find Thomas Engelberg and Caroline Saget. Caroline, daughter to Ryan Saget, who ruined many fine men and their businesses with his dishonest business deals. Having nothing but mean and rude comments for Carolina when he’s not ignoring her, he’s a sad excuse for a father. Caroline seeks a way out of her torment. Placing a mail order bride ad, she wants to go west.
Thomas Engelberg father’s one of the men Saget ruined. Seeking vengeance, he answers Caroline’s mail order bride ad; saying all the things she needs to hear, he can not wait to begin his revenge against Saget by using Caroline. The proverb states, “He who seeks vengeance must dig two graves one for his enemy & one for himself.” After marrying Caroline and making her life hell, Thomas will find this proverb true. Will these two ever come together in love and happiness? Can Caroline’s love for Thomas and faith in God change Thomas for the better? Will she ever be able to forgive his horrendous treatment of her? My romance book review of The Vengeful Groom follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Oh my, what a short story Shae created. Although short stories and novellas can not develop the characters or story-line in the depth of the their parent, the novel, Shae packed this short story with emotion. I felt so sorry for Caroline I almost cried. Living a life of subjugation, discouragement, and belittling, she thought she had found her knight in shining armor. However, Caroline finds continuation of her earlier life. Carolina never lost her faith in God’s goodness; praying for Thomas daily. Hoping for her happy ever after dream to come true.
I really did not like Thomas for most of this book. Shae demonstrates what the thirst for vengeance will do to a person, for in the end you hurt only yourself as Thomas finds out; vengeance never helps anyone. She also demonstrated how we, as children of God, can become lost in our own situation and leave God behind. However, he’s just waiting for us to ask for his help. Does this book have a happy ever after, you will have to read the book to find out.
Finally, in concluding my romance book review of The Vengeful Groom, I found a well-developed story and characters, with pacing correct for the length of the book. A clean sweet romance packed with emotion, I would not hesitate to buy this book for my self or a friend.
THE VENGEFUL GROOM RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE:
In addition, I borrowed this book from Kindle Unlimited as well as receiving this book from the author and Pure Reads. I chose to voluntarily review the book with an honest Christian romance book review. Lastly, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinions. No one influenced my voluntary Christian romance book review of The Vengeful Groom.
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