AWRW Book Review: The Three Mrs. Monroes: Amelia (Book 1), by Bernadette Marie @WritesRomance

22979081From loss breeds new opportunity.

Amelia Monroe had felt the sharp pain from the loss of a soldier before -Adam Monroe’s death didn’t have that same effect.

Sam Jackson had one job -deliver Adam Monroe’s revised will. Even he couldn’t have anticipated that he’d be entangled in the web of lies his client had woven.

Doing what is right had been inbred in Amelia. She’d planned to say her goodbyes and start fresh. Staying in Adam’s small town with his other lies, that wasn’t part of her plan.

Paperback, 250 pages
Published August 1st 2014 by 5 Prince Publishing (first published July 29th 2014)
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Military
Series: The Three Mrs. Monroes

What’s It About?

0816151450Adam Monroe is killed in combat, when a landmine in Iraq takes his life. He leaves behind three wives, who meet at his funeral… As shocking as that is, the three Mrs. Monroes are in for an even bigger surprise, in the form of a revised will.

Sam Jackson was Adam’s attorney, and in charge of reading the will to the three Mrs. Monroes. His job should have ended there, but it doesn’t. Sam wants to help these three ladies, in any way that he can, especially Amelia… Not that she has ever needed a man’s help before.

Book 1 of The Three Mrs. Monroes is Amelia’s story.

My Thoughts

There is so much to like about Amelia’s story, that I don’t know where to start, so I will start with Amelia herself. I liked Amelia straight off the bat. She is cool, confident, and composed, despite her world shattering all around her. She wasn’t afraid to break the rules, or someone’s nose… 🙂 Amelia is what I would call an alpha-heroine.

I really enjoyed Author Bernadette Marie’s writing style. She ended nearly every chapter with a cliff-hanger, making this book a page turner! I loved that!

This novel could have taken a completely different turn. It could have been a depressing tale of dishonesty and betrayal. Instead, the author turned “lemons into lemonade”. Tragedy becomes triumph, and Amelia gets her happily-ever-after in the end. ❤

I highly recommend this series to fans of contemporary romance with alpha-heroines! I can’t wait to read book 2 of The Mrs. Monroes series, featuring Penelope’s story!

0816151450cI was given a copy of this novel in exchange for a fair, thoughtful, and honest book review. This in no way swayed my rating.


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About The Author

Bernadette MarieNotebooks and pens have been my obsession since childhood. Later it became books and stories others weaved into the perfect escape. The day I received my first typewriter was the day the passion for spinning a tale hit me – and it hit hard.

I was thirteen when I first sat down to write the great-American love story. I didn’t have much to say at thirteen. But over the years I did fall in love, get married, have children, and an array of amazing adventures happened along the way. And the passion for writing stayed with me.

That first book took me twenty-two years to write the way I really liked it. When I was done, I boxed it up, put it away, and went to write twelve more books that next year and a half. In December of 2009, I signed my first contract and the published author was born.

I enjoy writing about close-knit families, the bond of friendship, and of course falling in love. Happy endings are a must and characters that my readers can associate with keep me typing into the wee hours of morning.

Contemporary Romance is the genre I call home for now, but in the future be assured that you will see a Paranormal Romance or a Historical and who knows – maybe someday you’ll see a Romantic Suspense. 

I enjoy writing for those whose guilty pleasure is the happily ever after. I hope you’ll come along for the ride! —Goodreads Author Bio



8 thoughts on “AWRW Book Review: The Three Mrs. Monroes: Amelia (Book 1), by Bernadette Marie @WritesRomance

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