5 out of 5 stars Threads of fantastic, April 23, 2012 By Margaret (Literary Chanteuse) (Canada) - This review is from: Threads of Betrayal (Kindle Edition) This is a fantastic story! I loved this book! It's a romance with so many twists and turns. Deceit, love and betrayal is the recipe for many of the characters who win your affection as well as some who win your disgust. Quite a combination. I would recommend this for any romance and historical fiction fans.
5 out of 5 stars Wonderfully written, rich in historical detail..., April 26, 2012 By Glen Ferrand "Glen" (California) - This review is from: Threads of Betrayal (Kindle Edition) This story is a pleasure to read. From the beginning you are whisked back in time with such beautiful details on clothing, surroundings, playful dialogue and historical facts. It is evident with such detail the author spent extensive time studying this period in history to get every detail spot on. I enjoyed every new development, tickled by some and maddened by others. You fall in love with some characters and find yourself spiteful of others.
When I think about a book while I'm at work and emotionally involved with the characters then I know it is a book I've enjoyed reading. I didn't want to put it down and was torn when the end neared. Threads of Betrayal is a journey piece and I was happy to go back in time.
5 out of 5 stars Delightful and Engaging! Intricate Plot!, May 16, 2012 By Samantha Adams This review is from: Threads of Betrayal (Kindle Edition) Threads of betrayal is the intricate and engaging story of Reagan and Amanda set in America just before the civil war began.
Reagan and Amanda have a strong attraction from the start which only increases throughout the novel, but as always, they are plagued by lies, obstacles, betrayal and of course...a scandal!
There are an array of wonderful, warm and thoroughly delightful characters that you cant help but fall in love with and of course the scoundrels and villains that you love to hate!
I loved Amanda. She was lovable from the start but she really grew throughout the novel, and found herself in many situations where she had to prove she was made of some tough stuff. Particularly when the gruff, but adorable, Hogan enters the scene.
Reagan was incredibly handsome and definitely roguish but that added to his allure. You can tell from the start he wasn't a bad man, he was simply trying to prove himself worthy of his fathers trust in the family business. But he manages to get himself into quite a pickle, and in turn has to marry Amanda for her dowry. But does he just want her dowry or does he yearn for more?
There are so many twists and turns, many of which i didn't see coming. I was engrossed and even though this was a long novel, i found myself wishing that it wouldn't end!
The cliffhanger was awesome and left me wanting more and more!
I have no idea how this is going to turn out in the end, but i cannot wait to find out.
Monica has penned a brilliant, engaging and delightful debut novel!
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT PLOT AND A MUST READ, July 19, 2012 By Daniel D. Roberts - This review is from: Threads of Betrayal (Kindle Edition) I NEVER WANTED TO PUT THE BOOK DOWN!!!
THE WRITING PULLS YOU IN THE BOOK LIKE YOU WERE IN THAT TIME PERIOD!!!
THE PLOT WAS GREAT AND IT IS A MUST READ!!!
CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK!!!
4 out of 5 Stars
Twists and Turns Aplenty, June 27, 2013
By Judith Post Author of Fallen Angels
I really enjoy a good plot with lots of twists and turns and suprises. This book delivers high drama with historical detail and action. The protagonist faces misconstrued intentions, desperate times, slave traders, and a devious villain. Plus, romance. And the whole story is painted with the Civil War as a backdrop. A fun read!
5 out of 5 stars Threads of Betrayal, April 18, 2012 By Ann L. Bieberich (Decatur, IN United States) - This review is from: Threads of Betrayal (Kindle Edition) Threads of Betrayal was a book that you just can't put down. THe story has many twists and turns that you want to find out what exactly was going to happen. Nice actual history happenings, also. Hope there is a sequel.
4 out of 5 stars This book was a pleasure to read., April 24, 2012 By naynay (Ontario, Canada) - This review is from: Threads of Betrayal (Kindle Edition) Monica Miller's writing style flowed easily and pulled the reader along. The book was a bit long...but you never notice, you are so involved with the story and characters. The plot is filled with love and betrayal with alot of twist and turns. The characters are delightful and deceitful, but they are so likable.
THREADS OF BETRAYAL is filled with rich beauty and grace, which I will conclude, this is a must read. Every fan of romance and historical fiction will love this book.
I recieved THREADS OF BETRAYAL from the author for an honest review. Thank-you so much, this is a book I will read again and again.
3 out of 5 stars Nice read... long but nice, April 17, 2012 By DiDi-chan - This review is from: Threads of Betrayal (Kindle Edition) Threads of Betrayal was a relatively nice book. It was longer than I expected to be with 105 chapter counting the epilogue. And a number of the chapters were rather short in my opinion.
It started off well enough with a pretty good pace that tapered off some in the middle before picking up again. But the activities in the story made it so that it was hardly an issue. I enjoyed the historical portions a lot. The tidbits which included things that did happen in our own history before.
All in all, I found it engaging and a good way to pass the time.
5.0 out of 5 stars Threads of Betrayal, June 8, 2012 By Bev - This review is from: Threads of Betrayal (Kindle Edition)
Author Monica Koldyke Miller writes in an easy way, giving an enjoyable read. Her style of writing makes the words come alive giving the reader the chance to "see" and feel what is really taking place in the story. Her chosen words also let you understand why the characters in the story behave as they do. As one reads you are taken to a time of turmoil in our country, understand why Reagan wanted to save the family business. Yet one can feel Amanda's new love with anger. History, jealousy, family, betrayal, and more is found while reading "Threads of Betrayal."
4 out of 5 Stars
By Kimberly Golden Malmgren (Author, Reviewer, Blogger) July 15, 2012
Threads of Betrayal is the kind of historical novel you can really sink your teeth into. Set in pre-Civil War USA, Threads of Betrayal tells the story of Reagan and Amanda and the trials and tribulations that thrown in their path. From the moment they first meet, they are attracted to one another, but Reagan is insistent that he isn’t interested in settling down. He wants to prove himself to his father, who doesn’t think he’s ready to shoulder the responsibility of the family’s logging company.
Throughout the novel, plenty of lies, foibles and machinations threaten to keep them apart but you’re rooting for them no matter what. Miller has threaded the story with enough twists to keep you turning the page, even when you should really be going to bed so you can go to work the next day. I loved Reagan and Amanda and I think you’ll love them too. I really enjoyed Threads of Betrayal and give it a 4-star review! Now, listen to me and check out this book.
4 stars out of 5 Compelling Historical Romance Debut Novel!, June 4, 2013
By Jude Urbanski Author of: The Chronicles of Chanute Crossing Book One "Joy Restored" and Book Two "Nurtured in Purple"
This review is from: Threads of Betrayal (Kindle Edition)
If you like long, historical romance, this debut novel is for you. All the characters are well developed and secondary ones add an interesting layer. I would read more by this author.