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Getting Roosevelt--a homeowner's nightmare [Kindle Edition]

Yvonne Mikell
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Location, location, location! Prime real estate, sitting in the most prestigious section of Philadelphia is the focus of Getting Roosevelt. The old Victorian, 3,200 sq. ft with an additional 300 sq ft of yard space, quickly becomes an object of admiration and a nightmare to everyone that owns him.

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About the Author

Yvonne Mikell holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Phoenix. Currently residing in Philadelphia, she freelances as a writer for Examner.com, an online magazine.

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  • File Size: 300 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1469958562
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008ALGCLW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,618,075 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Don't be fooled! August 15, 2012
Format:Paperback
The story is about a woman, Elizabeth Samms, who has recently become a widow and single mother to her six year old son, Desmond. Her son has special needs and is also experiencing a particularly difficult time because of his father's death.

Months after her husband's death, Elizabeth finds a large home called Roosevelt. The house appears to be everything she has wanted for her family. It is described as an old Victorian. Little does Elizabeth know, however, that many secrets revolve around Roosevelt. These secrets bring people into her life that she never would have otherwise known and they are looking to stir up trouble for Elizabeth and her son. The longer the two stay in the home, the deeper they find themselves in the entanglement that is Roosevelt.

The author gives an in-depth look into the life of a single woman with many worries on the mind. She does a fine job of describing the frustration and determination of the character. Mikell did a wonderful job in expressing the greed that any person can find themselves in if they don't stop to think about what they are doing. I would have liked a deeper look into some of the characters, including Desmond. However, I think that the main idea of the story gives us the best way of knowing who these characters are.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing But Wanting More August 15, 2012
Format:Paperback
Yvonne interweaves a tale with a diverse cast of characters. Readers are continually on their toes wondering what will happen next. If you like suspense you will enjoy this book. I am hoping for a second book to expand on the story line. As the story concludes the reader is left wanting more from the characters, especially Elizabeth Samms and Desmond. I wish Yvonne all the best in her writing career.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Relaxing Read August 12, 2012
Format:Paperback
Don't be fooled by the title of this book it is not your Homeowner guidebook. A well writing story on how sometimes we have to fight for what we dream for.

Elizabeth Samms has always been in love with the Roosevelt Victorian style home for years. She will drive by the house with her boyfriend (now hubby) and dream of one day owning that house not a house like it but THE Roosevelt house. Just like any other couple she will have to wait for that dream. Elizabeth's husband will always reassure her that one day their dream will come true.

After her husband died in a car accident Elizabeth was left with a large lump sum of money were she and her son can live a comfortably.

Buying the house is nothing, keeping the house is what's going to take all she has
Elizabeth will find herself fighting for the home she has always dreamed of owning.

I love the way Yvonne Mikell develops the story line it was just perfect. She will keeping you guessing and not know were the lies are coming from with a little drama and suspense at time. This is a great relaxing read that anybody will enjoy reading.
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More About the Author

I tend to write about people with complicated lives because I have a complicated life. I unintentionally meet complicated people with multiple layers to their being. My current work of fiction, Silence is Broken, is a romantic suspenseful story in which the main character, Khloe Spencer, discover frightful flaws in those who claim to love her.

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