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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

BLOOD, MONEY, POWER by Michele Marie Tate

Michele Marie Tate
Portland, Oregon
Rating: Highly Recommended
Genre: Historical Fiction
ISBN: 9780983114802, $15.99, 363 pp.

Quoting from the back cover:

"An epic novel inspired by a true story. What drives someone to make the ultimate sacrifice in the name of love? Would you lie, cheat, break the law or murder to protect the one you love?

"Blood, Money, Power. Follow the Preston family bloodline through three generations--1920's rich and famous, 1960's uninhibitied, 1990's corruption.

""The glamorous Hearst ear, with movie star parties at San Simeon and the 'Ocean House'...Life among the very rich members of high society with never-good-enough Otto, exotic Adan, wicked Cynthia and determined Amber...dastardly deeds, murders most foul and rampant couplings of every variety. There are conflicts, dark secrets, adventure and danger..."" R. Craig Hindley

I thoroughly enjoyed Blood, Money, Power from the first page to the last, and the ending was a surprise. It is extremely well written and the best edited novel I've read in many years. I liked the first person perspective from each character and excellent description but not too much. I was carried along effortlessly and felt it totally believable, and yet, was left with several unanswered questions.

Blood, Money, Power is Michele Marie Tate's literary debut, and I would highly recommend it.

Kaye Trout - 2/9/2011