- File Size: 1219 KB
- Print Length: 310 pages
- Publisher: Theresa Braun; 1 edition (April 26, 2012)
- Publication Date: April 26, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007Y5AO0A
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,648,961 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Groom and Doom: A Greek Love Story Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
In her spare time, she enjoys delving into her own creative writing, painting, photography and even ghost hunting. Spending time with her family and traveling as often possible are two of her passions. In fact, her world meanderings are often backdrops for her work. Striving to make the world a better place is something dear to her heart.
"Groom and Doom: A Greek Love Story" is her first novel. She is already working on her next work, which will be a tragic love story set in Renaissance England and will be part of a series.
Top Customer Reviews
Well, I'm not saying Whacko is a word I would use for all the characters in this novella, but I would say that the main characters lack mental fortitude. Angela is living in a fantasy world when it comes to her love for Stavros. She loves the mystic of the Greek world he's from. To her, he is not like any other man she knows, meaning he is not endowed with the masculine side she sees in others she has dated.
What Angela doesn't see is that he is not the man, who stands up for his own - his lover - first. It's not in his character. He is lovey-dovey though. This character flaw doesn't come out until the Wedding Trip, where his father, Georgius, is the main "Axe hole," as Theresa states towards the end of her story. She doesn't even stand up for herself or her family. Fools and whackos fall in love for stupid reasons. Who am I to judge?
The Love Birds are in Greece for their marriage. All doesn't go the way Angela or Stavros cared for, because his father presents problems every chance he can against the wedding proceedings. A non-excuse in my mind is his wife died eleven months ago; and the family must mourn her death for twelve. A Greek tradition is not properly revered and stains the whole wedding celebrations - end of world.Read more ›
there is a lot more to think about in this read. I wasn't expecting a happy ending because of the title
and some of the clues while reading the book. The main character questions many things going on in
her world that many people probably think about--some of the things maybe not so much, but she's a
quirky character. There were times I felt the character gave too much information, but at the same time
I felt it really made me get to know what she was thinking and feeling. In the end, the doom is all how
you look at it. That might be what the author was trying to say. What seems like turmoil and family
drama can really be a vehicle to try to learn some life lessons. Interesting read.
Groom and Doom: A Greek Love Story and other well-written chick lit novels are making me reassess my preferences and prejudices, towards the genre. That's because brilliant writing is brilliant writing, no matter what the genre might be. The chick lit genre is definitely no exception. Like a Shakespearian Comedy, which involves one or more romantic entanglements and marriages, Theresa Braun's novel also has moments that bring smiles and some that tug at your emotions and might cause you to shed a few tears.
The first-person narrator is Angela. At the beginning of Groom and Doom: A Greek Love Story, she is at her place of employment, the metaphysical shop The Dragon's Lair, discussing with a friend and fellow employee details about her love life, leading up to her eventual relationship with the man who she would marry, Stavros. When the handsome Greek man Stavros came into her life, though, Angela knew she was destined to spend her life with him in married bliss. Their dating and the romance that blossoms between them, the love notes nad poems he sends her, makes you think as you read that Angela's discovered her perfect match, and that they will get married and live, like in the fairy tales, happily ever after.
The author, Theresa Braun, writes in a very descriptive, poetic way. especially when describing Stavros or the beauty of countries like Greece.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was very excited when I started this book to see that the book was told from Angela’s point of view. Read more
Groom and Doom by Theresa Braun is a dark, yet whimsical tale of a woman who meets and marries the man of her dreams only to experience a nightmare. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Joey D. Pinkney
Angela and Stavros are a loving couple engaged to be married in a traditional Greek ceremony that will take place in Crete, the homeland of her fiancé's family. Read morePublished on February 4, 2013 by Nikki
It is about five years later, and the story is told from Angela's viewpoint as she looks back, re-examining the events of the past and reminiscing about some pivotal episodes. Read morePublished on January 20, 2013 by Coffee Time Romance & More
A very descriptive story of a nightmare wedding and a Honeymoon!
This book reflects all the pain and emotions of a divorced woman after her marriage to a very loving husband. Read more
The author sent me a copy of her book in exchange of an honest review.
The story of a woman and her reflections on her love life, wedding day, and honeymoon. Read more
Angela has spent years looking for the right man. Finally she is sure she has found him in her Greek finance', Stravos. But all is not as well as Angela has led herself to believe. Read morePublished on October 8, 2012 by Kindle Customer
On the surface this novel appears to be a love story gone terribly wrong, mostly due to circumstances and the interference of others. Read morePublished on September 30, 2012 by Jane Cowart
This story is written in first person through Angela, a psychic counselor and teacher, moonlighting in a metaphysical store. Read morePublished on September 29, 2012 by Joan A. Adamak