- Paperback: 300 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 12, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1530490626
- ISBN-13: 978-1530490622
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,187,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Paper Castles Paperback – July 12, 2016
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The setting is after President Kennedy's assassination where the people of the world are in shock.
The characters are all perfectly presented, even Roxanne, a very minor protagonist. Savannah, whose life has been filled with one tragedy after another, remains strong till the end. Neenie is always there to hug her and take away the agony when life becomes unbearable. When she dies, the reader is sure Savannah will crumble. She doesn't.
Terri Lee is a great writer who portrays characters that are both appealing and exciting.
Sometimes we get what we wanted, only to find out it's not what we need. Savannah Palmerton was well married; she got the man of her dreams. But the dream turned ugly even before the wedding. Now her deceitful husband winds up dead, murdered in his law office. Could Savannah be the killer? Savannah can't say - she can't remember what happened right before Price Palmerton's murder.
All Savannah knows is there is damning evidence of a possible affair on her part, mental instability in her family, and a history of looking the other way. Now she's in the fight of her life, for her life, and only one man can save her.
Great story. Loved every page.
Lee's latest is an unexpected romance amid a murder mystery. Set during the early 1960s, Lee's attention-grabbing narrative offers a glimpse into a disturbing time in U.S. history and its stifling societal mores. Aside from the oppressive stigma placed upon females in a male-dominated society, Lee sheds light on the Civil Rights movement (i.e., segregation, protesting) and President John F. Kennedy's assassination. While balancing her plot with history and weaving in the stark contrasts between white female and male roles among the wealthy, Lee also gives an idea of life for black woman. In the case of Neenie, Savannah's long-time nanny, blending in with society is more complicated because of her mixed (white/black) background. Lee mixes her above-mentioned concepts with other various literary tools, which keeps her narrative fresh and constantly flowing. Such elements include engaging dialogue lightly sprinkled with tongue-in-cheek and sarcastic comments, elusive character traits, and red herrings, to name a few. High on the element list is her incorporation of romance by building sexual tension between her characters. Paper Castles is nothing less than a gripping read that carries wide reader appeal.
Reviewed by Anita Lock
Originally posted on San Francisco Book Review
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