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by Misha Crews

Free eBook Still Waters download ISBN: 1935407996
Author: Misha Crews
Publisher: Vanilla Heart Publishing (August 18, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 252
Category: Love Story
Subcategory: Contemporary
Size MP3: 1497 mb
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Rating: 4.8
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This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, brands, media and incidents are either the product of the authors imagination or are used fictitiously. Published by CWC Publishing.

This book is a work of fiction. Because good books are essential for a happy life. ISBN-13: 978-857167-0-7. eBook designed by MC Writing. Dear Reader, The events and people in Still Waters are fictional. You know how it goes: any resemblance to persons living or dead (or undead!) is purely coincidental yada yada yada.

I read and loved Misha Crews' first novel Homesong, and I have to say, Still Waters has not disappointed AT ALL. This second book is just as compelling if not more so. She vividly recreates the world of 1950 Arlington, Virginia.

Stories from the heart. It was followed in 2010 by STILL WATERS, a 1950s romantic suspense. Books that feel like home. Finalist for the 2010 Bronte Prize for Excellence in Romantic Fiction.

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As he tooled smoothly down 23rd Street and across Constitution Avenue, he told himself he had been away too long.

As he tooled smoothly down 23rd Street and across Constitution Avenue, he told himself he had been away too long lly too bad. In March, the daffodils liked to make a spectacle of themselves. They blanketed the hillside in Rock Creek Park and thrust out boldly in alleyways and other unexpected places, yellow trumpets announcing the triumphant end of winter. But he told himself philosophically that he would be here for the daffodils next year. And the year after that.

In 1950s Virginia, underneath the shallow gleam of a woman's bright suburban world, murky truths are waiting to surface. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

but since we didn't really see much detail about their relationship to show WHY they loved each other, it just never rang true nor was it particularly compelling.

A tragic death... A disturbing photo that can't be explained... A woman drowning in an ocean of secrets... In 1950s Virginia, beautiful, serious Jenna Damont seems to have found the life she's always wanted. But underneath the shallow gleam of her bright suburban world, murky truths are waiting to surface. On the morning that her husband dies in a tragic accident, Jenna finds a shocking photograph of him in the arms of a beautiful woman. And before she can ask him about it, he's gone forever. Five years later, Jenna has buried her questions and remade her life. But the reappearance of an old love stirs up guilty questions, and she realizes that some secrets weren't meant to be hidden. The deeper she dives for answers, the darker the water gets. How will she find happiness for herself and her family, when every step she takes towards the strange and awful truth seems to lead her right back to her own home shores?
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Shakataxe
Misha Crew's "Still Waters" despite the many glowing reviews here, has one of the most disjointed, hard to follow, nonsensical story lines I've ever tried to wade through. The prologue seems interesting enough...just enough detail to pique a reader's interest, however by the end of the book you need to go all the way back to the prologue in order to make sense out of the several hundred pages you just slogged through. The characters are not particularly well drawn and in the case of the main character, Jenna Appleton, I found her to be downright unlikeable. The author describes her throughout much of the book as cold (insert numerous similes and metaphors pertaining to ice here), yet I found the character to be such a ridiculous mixture of indecision, mixed signals and total control freak that I couldn't imagine anyone actually liking this woman. Her treatment of Adam was especially cruel...but since we didn't really see much detail about their relationship to show WHY they loved each other, it just never rang true nor was it particularly compelling. Without giving too much away here for those who actually decide to give this book a chance, I still do not understand what Jenna's mother-in-law's confession regarding her relationship with her father had to do with the many other big secrets the woman was holding onto. Color me confused.

I like an author to at least attempt some historical accuracy when taking on a period piece and "Still Waters" fails in this aspect as well. Perhaps some people aren't bothered by these things, but in 1956 seat belts in cars were not common at all. It wasn't until at least ten years later that auto manufacturers started including them as standard equipment. And Ms. Crew might have taken the tiniest bit of effort to research not only that fact, but also that "taking Christopher to McDonalds for lunch" would again have been highly unlikely in 1956. Did they exist then? Yes they did...but only a few in California and Ray Kroc's original McDonald's franchise didn't open until 1955 in Des Plaines, Illinois. The phenomenon of McDonald's didn't happen until the 1960's and 70's. For younger readers, these details may mean nothing and will not detract from the overall story, but they are glaring mistakes for more mature readers.

I cannot recommend this book nor do I understand how people can give it a positive review. Maybe other people will find this a fine read...I did not.
Jeb
There is a saying that still waters run deep--and in This story it really does. In the early fifties times were different, much different then today. Life seemed easier back then slower, at least so it seemed. But in those days there were some things you just didn't talk about. Relationships! And those secrets are the ones that can ruin your life and change who you are in an instant. Jenna and Adam were about to experience just that, but who will it hurt? Will the icy river water take the life of Jenna and Kitty? Will Frank expose the truth?
This story is about family secrets, strength, courage, and faith in doing what is right, even if it means unforgettable pain and death.
This book is a great read with unexpected twists and turns. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did.
LadyShlak
This is not the type of book I usually enjoy. It's too realistic with lots of human flaws and too many secrets to uncover. However, this is such a well-written book it held my interest without much action. It is the characters that move the story. Jenna makes a lot of mistakes, wrong choices, and erroneous assumptions, but I liked her in spite of it. Adam was likable from the being, but he was in the military to begin with and was never available to help with Jenna's problems. When he came back, she didn't trust he wouldn't leave again. There are some affairs going on, but only one scene is descriptive, and it was handled more tastefully than many. The descriptions painted wonderful, detailed pictures, but sometimes this bogged the story down. I did not need sensory descriptions of everything from telephones to dying squirrels. I finally rated the novel a 4.5, which rounded up to a five.
Venemarr
Still Waters is a suspenseful romance with emphasis on family issues. It is set in the 1950's. Jenna and Adam grew up together as foster children. They connect again after she becomes a widow with a son. It is an emotional story with several unexpected complications that involve their foster family. I enjoyed it and would recommend it.
Querlaca
This is an engrossing, high quality romance/family drama that drew me in right from the beginning. I was interested in the personalities of both the primary and secondary characters, and I appreciated the many detailed descriptions of things like clothing, hairstyles, interiors of homes, and the like, since this was primarily set in the 1950s, and the mention of well known people of the day, such as Jack Kerouac and Miles Davis, added nicely. You will not be disappointed with this fine, well crafted novel. Whenever I had to stop reading I was anxious to return to it. I will definitely be reading more of this author's work!
Marilore
I read and loved Misha Crews' first novel Homesong, and I have to say, Still Waters has not disappointed AT ALL. This second book is just as compelling if not more so. She vividly recreates the world of 1950 Arlington, Virginia. A time when people were just learning to move on from WWII. And, as with Homesong, she has proven to be a writer who knows the importance of character. I fell in love with Jenna, her son Chris, her once-lover Adam, and her in-laws, Kitty and Bill. Mostly, the intricate storyline of family secrets tearing a family apart that kept me turning the pages. Really a wonderful read!
TheJonnyTest
Set primarily in the 1950s, Still Waters is a romance where the farther you read into the story, the deeper the characters and plot become. Crews sets up believable obstacles that keep the main characters apart. She also doesn't shy away from social issues happening during that decade and how these issues affect the characters, who are well-drawn and realistic. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to read a good story about friendship, lies, family, true love, and how the truth really can set people free.