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Magnificent Agony (Magnificent Series Book 1) by [Mettner, Katie]
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About the Author

Katie Mettner writes inspirational romance from a little house in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. She's the author of the four-part epic family saga - The Sugar Series, The Northern Lights Series and the Snowberry Holiday Series. All three series are set in Minnesota and are a mix of new adult and romantic suspense. Katie lives with her soul mate, whom she met online at Thanksgiving and married the following April. Together they share their lives with their three children and two leopard geckos. After suffering an especially bad spill on the bunny hill in 1989, Katie became an amputee in 2011. It was while she was recovering that she found time to pen her first novel, Sugar's Dance. With the release of Sugar's story, Katie discovered the unfilled need for disabled heroes and heroines. Her stories are about empowering people with special circumstances to find the one person who will love them because of their abilities, not their inabilities. Katie has a slight addiction to Twitter and blogging, with a lessening aversion to Pinterest now that she quit trying to make the things she pinned.

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  • File Size: 927 KB
  • Print Length: 307 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: April 19, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01DC9G0T0
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #771,974 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Katie Mettner writes amazing stories. In my humble opinion though, Magnificent Agony is her best so far. Eve Darling had high hopes for her future but everything changed in the blink of an eye. At eighteen she became the care-giver and decision-maker for her mentally challenged older brother, Davis. Seven years later she's still handling the responsibility of Davis but has established herself in the business world as the owner of a kitchen gadget store who also gives cooking lessons in the evening. Enter Abraham Von Sallage; a handsome guy who needs to learn how to cook ASAP. Abraham happens to be the local funeral director. There's an instant spark but Eve has a lot to deal with. She bumps into him later at the grocery store. The attraction she'd put on the back burner can no longer be put aside. Their romance takes off. She's happy. Life is great. And then, in the blink of an eye again, Eve's world takes another cruel turn. This particular event sets the stage for the rest of the story. (I can't say what it is. You'll have to read the story to find out.) I cried like a baby but had to keep reading. With this tender saga, Katie Mettner effectively shows how certain people come into your life at the right time. Magnificent Agony ran me through a gamut of emotions. I felt Eve's joy and experienced her sorrow. Her heart and head were a mess, but Abraham was there for her when she needed him the most. In the midst of tragedy, they found love. One of the most remarkable things about Eve was her strength to forgive. This is an incredible tale that touched my heart and made me wonder how I would react if I was faced with the same circumstances.
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I wasn't sure what I was getting into when I decided to read this book. The thought of a funeral director and a Chef was kinda odd, yet interesting. Then Eve’s relationship with her brother reminded me of the movie Love Actually. My favorite movie.

This was the story of Eve Darling, or as everyone called her, Darling, and Abraham Von Sallage, known as Von to most people in the tiny town of Magnificent, Wisconsin.

Von ran the family funeral home and was kind of in a depressed state because no woman wanted to date him because of the morbid nature of his job.

Darling had big dreams of being a top New York chef, but circumstances forced her to stay behind and help with her mentally disabled brother Davis. She opened a kitchen store and became famous for her Dutch ovens. She even taught a cooking class in the back of the store, which is how she met Von.

Davis, Eve’s brother, was an almost 40 year old man with the mind of a five year old boy. He loved Clifford the big red dog and Darling so much. He lived in the local nursing home.

This story at one point made me tear up because like any good story there has to be tragedy. In that tragedy, came a great love.

The only part of this story that bothered me was when they went off on a religious tangent. I understand that people turn to their faith in times of death and that's fine. It was already implied that the book would have some religious undertones because of his job.

That said it was a good different book. The writing was pretty and their first kiss was so sweet and pretty the way it was written. If a unique quirky story is what you’re looking for, this is your book.
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Magnificent Agony was an enjoyable read and the first book I have read by Katie Mettner. Her characters were well developed and real. I loved the laid back setting of Abraham and Darling. The main character, had to grow up fast to take care of her mentally challenged brother but that didnt stop her from reaching out and conquering her dreams. She's experienced lost of those she's loved and when tragedy strikes again Abraham is there for her, just the anchor she needs although he's a funeral director, irnoic right? However, Katie makes it work. Finding the one at large for the crimes being committed is up to detectives that remind me of tweetle dee and tweetle dum lol Darling is def one who wears her heart on her sleeve, if I had to pick one character as my fave I think I would choose Davis, he was carefree and his character made me think of my cousin who is in his 30's and also has mental disablilies. It's just a reminder that we are not all perfect and life takes us by surprise, it's how we handle it and what we do that makes us the person we turn out to be.
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Katie Mettner has started a new series and even though I’m going to miss the inhabitants of Snowberry and Duluth, I was looking forward to reading the first book in her new series, Magnificent Agony. It was time to meet the inhabitants of Magnificent. She didn’t disappoint me; in fact, I felt like I made new friends.
Katie is a great storyteller, but in my opinion, it’s the people, sorry the characters, who make her books come alive. Magnificent Agony is full of characters who will claim your heart as you read about the challenges they face. I smiled often while I read this book, but I also shed a few tears. I fell in love with an “afterlife organizer”. I didn’t think that would ever happen.
If you’re already a fan of Katie Mettner’s books, you need to add Magnificent Agony to your TBR list. But if you haven’t read any of her books, this is the perfect time to discover an author who will keep you entertained for hours and to begin a new series.

Written by Karen from A Thousand Lives Book Blog
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