Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Getting Roosevelt-A Homeowner’s Nightmare

This is my very first book review as a part of Sage’s Blog Tours!
I am so excited to be a part of my friend’s amazing venture in the blog world!

Getting Roosevelt -- A Homeowner's Nightmare
by Yvonne Mikell
Author's website: http://www.yvonnemikell.blogspot.com
Date Published: January 2012
Pages: 238
ISBN -13: 978-1469958569

Book Synopsis

Roosevelt, an old Victorian nestled on the border of upscale Chestnut Hill and middle-class Mt. Airy, is the obsession of two people, Elizabeth Samms and Gordon Roosevelt. Gordon is a realtor who likes to flip properties. Handy man Donovan Smith helps his employer, Gordon Roosevelt eliminate prospective buyers who do not live up to his standards. Protagonist Emma Samms and her autistic son love the house and are willing to fight for it. Will Gordon relinquish control?

My Review:

Elizabeth Samms is a widow of six months with a six year-old son, Desmond. While her husband was alive, they used to drive by a house and dream about living there. In his death, he provided enough money to take care of his wife and son. Coincidentally, their dream home, Roosevelt,  comes up for sale, so Elizabeth purchases it so she and Desmond can live there....or so she thinks. There are hurdles and obstacles standing in her way, but Elizabeth is willing to fight for the home of her dreams.

Yvonne Mikell does a wonderful job of creating complex characters. You get to see multiple sides of each one, which helps you better understand each person. She keeps you guessing as the story unfolds. You’re never quite certain exactly who is behind the lies and deceit.  I would love to see more from Mikell. She developed a great story line with depth and detail. The way she ends the book leaves it open for a possible sequel, so I’m excited to see what she comes up with!

About Yvonne

“I love writing. I love to write about the ups and downs of life. Most of my stories are fiction with facts loosely weaved in. These facts can come from my own life or from news headlines. My first novel, Getting Roosevelt--a homeowner's nightmare, is a combination of all three. My novels also tend to portray a protagonist with a lot on her plate. This mirrors my own life, I'm always performing a juggling act. I currently write three columns for Examiner.com. What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger.”

Getting Roosevelt is available in paperback and Kindle Edition on Amazon.

Click here to view Yvonne's Blog Tour Schedule.  


Yvonne Mikell said...

Hello Four A's and a D, I bet you guys are known as the A family aren't you? My brother and his brood are known as the four Ms and a E LOL!!! Anyway, thanks for the review. I am glad you enjoyed my story and I hope your followers will too. Please don't forget to post this review on my Amazon page.

Amanda said...

I absolutely will, Yvonne!
Yes, we’re the A’s! My poor husband is the only boy and the only one without an A name.
I look forward to seeing more from you! :o)

Sage said...

Thanks for the great review, Amanda!

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