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In the Blood of the Greeks Paperback – January 21, 2005


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 185 pages
  • Publisher: Cavalier Press (January 21, 2005)
  • ISBN-10: 0974621099
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974621098
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,740,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Mary D. Brooks - aka MaryD - is a long time bookworm. During her childhood, it was never hard to guess her whereabouts; if she wasn't in her room putting pen to paper (long before computers made life much easier for writers), she was in the local library sitting in a big comfy chair and taking in the power of the written word. She lives in sunny Australia with her pet cat and the many lizards and dead orchard-leaves her feline boss brings home. She loves to read (naturally), is an artist, enjoys dabbling in web site design and runs a few sites when she's not working. Mary cut her teeth as a writer at the tender age of 8, writing scripts for TV shows that she watched. At the age of 11, a revelation occurred; this was what she wanted to do with her life, to become a writer. Alas, fate directed her to other things but now she's back on track.

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Mary D. Brooks lives in Australia and has been writing for forty years and has published short fiction stories for various Australian magazines and some non fiction pieces before she turned her attention to the Intertwined Souls series. Her first novel was In the Blood of the Greeks which was quickly followed by Where Shadows Linger and Full Circle. She now continues the series with Hidden Truths (Book 4) and Awakenings (Book 5). When she's not writing, she's a graphic and web designer, travels when the travel bug hits and is chief editor for various multimedia sites.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 22, 2007
Format: Paperback
Zoe Lambros has lost nearly everyone she loved except her mother. When a new German commander comes to occupy her small village bringing his daughter Eva Mueller with him even that small thing changes as the Major opens fire on the assembled villagers. Zoe is left alone. One year passes and the village priest asks Zoe to begin working for Eva as her maid and tells her she will be helping the Greek Resistance if she does. Thus begins the "relationship" between Zoe and Eva. There are not many details given, but it goes from hatered Zoe's part to love without the details to support it.

I was so looking forward to reading this book as I've heard quite a bit about this author, but was unfortunately disappointed that this story really didn't start to go anywhere until about 80 pages in. Of course it doesn't help that it's set during WWII, one of my least favorite eras. I know that things were tough in German occupied territories, but c'mon how much tragedy can one girl suffer in such a short period? It doesn't seem realistic.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Peppy on May 22, 2006
Format: Paperback
In the Blood of the Greeks is quite a good story. It's a love story set during World War 2 about two women who are totally opposite in temperament and on opposite sides. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the shy Eva and the more outgoing Zoe. It's a love story, a history lesson and a story about hope and courage. I believe there is a sequel to this story coming out soon and I plan on buying that one as well!
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Then look no further. Join Eva and Zoe and get ready to enjoy the literary journey of a lifetime... It all begins in Larissa, Greece, in 1944. Meet Eva, the daughter of the German commander in charge of the occupying forces in the small Greek town, as she walks down the street to the village church, wrapped in her dark hooded cloak, her head down, her heart torn, her countenance deceivingly cold and aloof. Enter Zoe, a young Greek woman who has lost her family to the cruelty of war. Fearless, spirited and fierce, Zoe watches Eva with hatred in her eyes and a deep desire for revenge in her heart. It doesn't look promising, does it? However, not everything is as it appears... Eva and Zoe meet under extraordinary circumstances and have no choice but to learn to work together towards a common goal. Against all odds, Eva's quiet strength and Zoe's fiery personality blend together, and they help each other to battle their demons and deepest fears. Slowly, almost reluctantly at first, they start developing a friendship that will eventually turn into love, or, as Zoe says, into a 'heavy like'state.

Mary D. Brooks is a phenomenal writer, with a unique narrative voice and a lot of talent. Her love and passion for her craft and her characters shine through on every page. In the Blood of the Greeks is certainly a character-driven novel. Eva and Zoe are solid, rounded, multi-layered characters, and they are as genuine and real as fiction characters can be.

This novel, the first in the Intertwined Soul Series, is a wonderfully touching story, with a powerful plot and brilliant dialogue; a warm, heartfelt book that will fill your heart with a whole range of emotions. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll hold your breath, you'll sigh in contentment, you'll be surprised....
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