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Roxanne Winkler
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Book Description

Alexa Kincaid is living the American dream. She is married to David
Cooper, a handsome pediatrician, has a successful criminal law practice,
and a beautiful home on the Chesapeake Bay. But her dreams are soon
shattered when she finds out that the woman she's representing in the
biggest trial of her career, Rachel Mills, reveals a secret that
threatens her marriage to David. It will take all of Alexa's strength to
set aside her personal feelings for a woman she so desperately wants to
hate, in order to successfully defend her in court. Along the way, Alexa
learns some powerful lessons about love, guilt, and jealousy. Upon
searching the depths of her own soul to find the true meaning of
forgiveness, she receives a gift from Rachel that changes her life

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82 of 86 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fantasy and not in a good way... January 27, 2013
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******Warning - spoilers in this review*******************************

The basis for this book is so unbelievable that it defies even my ability to suspend reality. The basic plot is a female attorney is called to defend pregnant woman who had a few too many alcoholic beverages and then ran over a little girl who died. The kicker to this being the said pregnant woman had an affair with the attorney's husband and is now pregnant with his baby. The attorney continues to be the woman's lawyer and as she is sentenced to prison, custody of the baby goes to the attorney's husband.

To make the situation even more contrived, the baby has Down's syndrome. As these trite cliche's go, the attorney eventually comes to love the child after everyone from her best friend to her own parents have browbeaten her to accept the product of her husband's adulterous affair that in his own words, "did not mean anything, it was just that both of them were so busy and the woman led me on". In an act of supposed sacrifice the mother gives the attorney and her adulterous lover full custody of the child and goes off into the sunset towards a fairly unhappy future.

Please, if you are going to write a cliche at least try to make it believable. What decent attorney would not recuse themselves over such a major conflict of interest? And what kind of prosecutor would not bring this up at trial or after for judicial review, especially when he does not get the desired verdict over a case? At the very least there should have been a mistrial and a bar association review over the attorney's conduct.

Better writers than this one have tried and failed at making a redeemable character out of an adulterer. This one did worse than most.
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73 of 87 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This author must have a lot of friends... January 27, 2013
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to have so many five star reviews.

How anyone could find this a good book is beyond me. It's another bundle of misogyny disguised as "Women' Fiction".

Once again, a husband cheats on his wife, knocks up another woman, and once again, the Saintly (dummy) wife just takes it on the chin and takes the jerk back. (Along with agreeing to raise his mistake) Because golly-gosh-gee-whiz, Good Women are just doormats to take boots stomping on them!

Just once, I'd like to see the heroine LEAVE unfaithful jerk husband and find a GOOD man instead of some whiner like David.

Fortunately, I didn't pay a dime for this.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Good story January 27, 2013
By Kim
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I really like Alexa and think she's amazing but I don't agree with how her relationship's with David and Rachel ended. I feel like David got of easy for his infidelity. He tells his wife, then brings his kid home and thinks Alexa will just have to give in. He gets to keep his marriage and son and move on as if nothing happened. His practice doesn't even suffer. I feel like Alexa and Rachel suffer but David gets away with what he does. Rachel sufferers when she gets locked up as she loses her family. She also loses the opportunity to connect with her son. Even though she suffers, I feel like she should have apologized to Alexa. Although some would see her giving up custody of her son as her way to right her wrong. I don't know that anyone can actually be as forgiving as Alexa was. I feel like she gets the short end of the stick and has to make due. I wanted a better ending for her. The story is well written and makes you want to know what will happen next.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars So-so February 14, 2013
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In general I liked the premise of the story although I found part of the storyline to be just a tad unbelievable. But it wasn't the storyline that got only 2 stars from me. It was very distracting to abruptly switch character and place without so much as an extra blank line, and that happened more than once. The use of quotation marks was at best sporadic and several times I had to reread paragraphs to follow the dialogue. I was never really drawn into this book because of all the stops and starts.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Nice Read June 4, 2014
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There were no explicit love scenes which I loved. They just went to bed, made love without the details and went on with the story. Kudos to the author for sparing us those scenes.

All in all, a lovely little story which I doubt will happen to most people in real life but hey, this is entertainment, if you want real life, don't read this story.

The characters made me feel a range of emotions, at first, hatred for Rachel, then sympathy, I wanted to kill David but then, I felt sorry for him later, Alexa went the whole nine yards and came away with my admiration. I couldn't as for more from a book.

Thanks for a wonderful read
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Maryland Read!!! May 8, 2014
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So wonderful to have a great storyline! Close to home! With adult issues intertwined; yet this book was not too unbelievable or too smutty (for lack of a better word)! Better than most television!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read April 26, 2014
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A very well written story. I'm enjoying my new tablet and I love that I can get books to read for free. Thank you
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story May 4, 2013
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I found this one hard to put down. I was emotionally attached to the story and character. Looking forward to reading more of this author's work.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Michele P Reichard
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy read
Enjoyed the story. Nice short story that moved along and was not boring. Would recommend for a nice quick read.
Published 2 months ago by M. Long
4.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this book
I really enjoyed this book. It was hard to put down from the very beginning. I look forward to reading more of Roxanne Winkler's books.
Published 3 months ago by carol from Jax
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
I loved this book and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to read more about mystery and intrigue and forgiveness.
Published 4 months ago by Danelle France
I read this book because of a not so positive review. I admit to enjoying stories about men cheating...but I don't. read stories about women who cheat. I suppose it's a girl thing. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Pudding 1950
5.0 out of 5 stars Emotionally charged/
Love, betrayal of vows, maturity and blessings--all in one book. All characters are people you can meet on the street, but the emotions are heart wrenching and warming at the same... Read more
Published 7 months ago by dwitt
3.0 out of 5 stars Bad punctuation
Story line is great, punctuation is horrible.
Story definitely ended differently than I expected.
Just hard to read with bad or missing punctuation marks.
Published 9 months ago by Bob T
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst book I've read in a long time
Very poor writing style. The dialogue is incredibly stilted. And the story is boring. I wouldn't have finished it if I hadn't been stuck on an airplane.
Published 9 months ago by Deborah Cornland
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting story
Some of the story telling seemed rushed and covered dispassionately. The characters are well developed but not particularly compelling. Editing could have been better.
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to put down
Don't get into this book if you want to do anything but read! It really pulls you back with the twists and turns in the plot and the tangled lives of the characters. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Farm Quilter
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More About the Author

This novel is for every woman who has loved and for those who have had that love tested to their very core. Sometimes to find happiness you have to dig down deep in your soul for forgiveness, for that will set you free.

Roxanne has over 20 years experience as a legal assistant/paralegal assisting counsel in civil and criminal law. Her lifelong passion of writing and publishing a novel came to fruition in December of 2012 with her first novel "ADMISSIONS OF GUILT." She lives in Annapolis, Maryland with her husband, Jim and their dog, Shelby. They own a vacation home in Florida where they enjoy fishing and cruising the waterways. Roxanne volunteers for hospice during her spare time and is currently writing her next novel. Find her on Twitter @RoxanneWinkler1.

Roxanne Winkler's novel uses her many years of experience in the legal field to build a moving story that tackles infidelity and forgiveness set against an intense courtroom backdrop.

ADMISSIONS OF GUILT, although released in December, was a long time in the making for Roxanne. She began writing the novel after her boss died suddenly in 1997. "He was a high profile Maryland criminal trial lawyer, and I was devastated when he died," Roxanne said. She promptly quit her job of 16 years and spent the next three months at her computer writing her novel. Roxanne stated that writing was the therapy she needed to get her through the grieving period. She then tucked her manuscript away until the beginning of 2012 when she decided to self-publish it on for Kindle. The novel required a massive rewrite in order to bring it up-to-date with modern technology.

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