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Ella [Kindle Edition]

John Crusey
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Deep in Appalachian coal country, Ella grows up hard at the hands of her abusive, alcoholic father. After high school, she's asked out on her very first date, and it ends in rape. Then she meets Paul, the man she will marry -- and the real trouble begins.
Each time Ella is knocked down she gets up a little stronger and a bit more twisted. Eventually rage takes over and it's her turn to call the dance. In her mind, several people need payback, and she's going all out to settle up.


Product Details

  • File Size: 384 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00803WRZA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #169,872 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truth stranger than fiction! September 21, 2012
By JB
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They say that truth is stranger than fiction, and that certainly holds true in this case. The fact that this story is based on a person's real life experience is incredible! It's an amazing story of a girl who is continually faced with what would be insurmountable hardships for most, only to rise again ever stronger than before. The author adeptly draws the reader in to feel compassion and concern for the heroine, all the while anxious to learn where the next turn in her journey will take her. This is a quick read, hard to put down and impossible to forget.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read May 17, 2012
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This book had me hooked from the beginning to the end, a real page turner. And this being a true story really made you feel for Ella and all of her hardships from the time she was young. She was a smart girl and was trying to break the cycle and be smarter than her environment. She thought she found prince charming, but was she ever wrong, and she missed a lot of signs along the way that should have been red flags before she married him, but she was young and in love. When things got really bad for Ella she was still smart about her decisions,even went to college and tough as nails sleeping in a car for months in a woods in the dead of winter, oh my, I think you could only do that if you were in her situation and scared to be found by anyone. But at least it all has a good ending, she's a hero, because you cheer for her, and she's a villan because you can't believe how bold she is, but I was proud of her. Good book for all, highly recommended
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ella May 24, 2012
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Hard to believe this psychological thriller is a first novel. I was hooked from page one and had difficulty putting it down. Ella is a survivor.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ELLA! October 29, 2013
By Katt
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OMGEEEESH!!!! I loved this book! Talk about a real page turner! A real thrill ride in the end....WOW!!!!! Talk about a book that will play with your emotions when it comes to men down right ticken you off well this book will do it!BUT, the end makes you wanna scream"HELL YEAH! YOU GO GIRL!" Great read with a touchy subject"rape",but worth the read without a doubt! A well played game on Ellas part in the end.Hope you take the time to give it a read.Happy reading!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a Bad Book, but Not Great July 26, 2013
By Bea
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Based on the description, I thought this book would have been better. It wasn't bad, but it was just okay.

The first three quarters of the book dragged. Too much unnecessary dialogue and almost exhausting to get to the point. At times I had to skip-read through the material just to keep from getting bored. The characters were descriptive enough for you to understand their lives but just too many unnecessary words, as if the author was paid by the word.

Then, all of a sudden the book speeds up, revenge it taken and the story is concluded. The ending was rushed, as if suddenly the author was tired and wanted things to end. I most certainly did! The ending was no surprise and personally, I think a bit trite.

Anyway, I finished it and now I'm on to another story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Revenge to the utmost March 2, 2013
By Mary
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I enjoyed this book; however, the ending seemed a bit far-fetched to me. I was left wondering, What??? Seemed a bit contrived.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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chapters missing end of paragraphs, The reading is not enjoyable that way. How can I get a complete story of Ella?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ella by John Crusey May 4, 2012
WONDERFUL!!!
Great Read.... gifted writer!
A really good story. Makes you really wonder how some people can overcome such terrible events in Life.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars G.F. Harris
This tome grabbed my attention from page one, and held me until the ending. I cannot wait for his next novel to come out.
Published 1 month ago by Gregoory F. Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
quick arriva
Published 1 month ago by Paul D.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great book could not put it down
Published 1 month ago by CarolEdythe
5.0 out of 5 stars attention grabber
I was skeptical about this book, bought it for the price... But found it hard to put down. Good read...
Published 2 months ago by Bobby
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
I started and finished this book in one day. It captured me from page one and loved the twist it took. Most of the time revenge is wrong but sometimes it's very sweet.
Published 2 months ago by free2ride
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
This book keeps you riveted until the end. I couldn't put down my I-Pad. Loved this story. This is a must read.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good book!
I enjoyed this book a great deal. I get alot of free books for my kindle and never really know if I'll like the book or not. I'm pleased to say that this was a great read! Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kim Crump
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Interesting story about what one strong woman can do and tolerate to survive with her children. With a little fortitude, one can accomplish much.
Published 4 months ago by Mureleen Benton
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved the character!
I was completely invested in Ella's character from the first page. Crusey paints her as a real, vulnerable, but overwhelmingly triumphant character. Read more
Published 4 months ago by RoseElizabeth
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to put down
Ella's story of overcoming personal suffering and hardship to survive the hard knocks life has handed her is inspiring. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
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