Monday, April 17, 2017

#BlogTour #MMBBR #Review #FirstLine The Widow of Wall Street by @randysusanmeyer @simonschuster ‏@AtriaBooks

The Widow of Wall Street: A Novel by [Meyers, Randy Susan]

THE WIDOW OF WALL STREET by Randy Susan Meyers
Atria Books Hardcover | ISBN: 9781501131349 | On sale: April 11, 2017 | 352 pages | $26.00
Atria Books eBook | ISBN: 9781501131370 | On sale: April 11, 2017 | 352 pages | $13.99

A provocative new novel by bestselling author Randy Susan Meyers about the seemingly blind love of a wife for her husband as he conquers Wall Street, and her extraordinary, perhaps foolish, loyalty during his precipitous fall.

Phoebe recognizes fire in Jake Pierce’s belly from the moment they meet as teenagers. As he creates a financial dynasty, she trusts him without hesitation—unaware his hunger for success hides a dark talent for deception.

When Phoebe learns her husband’s triumph and vast reach rests on an elaborate Ponzi scheme her world unravels. As Jake’s crime is uncovered, the world obsesses about Phoebe. Did she know her life was fabricated by fraud? Was she his accomplice?

While Jake is trapped in the web of his deceit, Phoebe is caught in an unbearable choice. Her children refuse to see her if she remains at their father’s side, but abandoning him feels cruel and impossible.

From penthouse to prison, with tragic consequences rippling well beyond Wall Street, Randy Susan Meyers’s latest novel exposes a woman struggling to survive and then redefine her life as her world crumbles.

Randy Susan Meyers
I was born in Brooklyn, New York, where I quickly moved from playing with dolls to incessantly reading, spending most of my time at the Kensington Branch Library. Early on I developed a penchant for books rooted in social issues, my early favorites being "Karen" and "The Family Nobody Wanted." Shortly I moved onto Jubilee and The Diary of Anne Frank. 

My dreams of justice simmered at the fantastically broadminded Camp Mikan, where I went from camper to counselor, culminating in a high point when (with the help of my strongly Brooklyn-accented singing voice), I landed the role of Adelaide in the staff production of "Guys and Dolls."

Soon I was ready to change the world, starting with my protests at Tilden High and City College of New York, until I left to pursue the dream in Berkeley, California, where I supported myself by selling candy, nuts, and ice cream in Bartons of San Francisco. Then, world-weary at too-tender an age, I returned to New York, married, and traded demonstrations for diapers.


 "An engaging and sharp reflection of the rapid changes in marital dynamics over the course of the 20th century, as well as a cautionary tale about the dangers and allure of ambition in the heyday of Wall Street."
––Publishers Weekly

"This is a great read…compelling…
An engrossing emotional journey."
––Kirkus Reviews

"Full of deceit, scandal, and guilt, (Meyers') novel expertly explores how rising to the top only to hit rock bottom affects a family. The consequences will leave readers reeling."
––Library Journal

#FirstLine ~ Phoebe never hated her husband more than when she visited him in prison. 

Meyer really knows how to get into the dark corners of marriage, relationships and life.  Her stories are brilliant and crafty, with suspense, intrigue and real life emotions.  Meyer takes you into the lives of characters that are real, those you can relate to.  In The Widow of Wall Street you are taken into the lives of Phoebe and Jack and you are spellbound instantly.  The highs and lows, loyalty and deceptive mixed with emotions we all have felt make this book unputdownable.  This story is so good and I can see it become a TV series or a movie because the story is engaging and the writing spot on.  Another hit from a talented writer!


Check of the other blog tour stops...

Book Dilettante – April 10th
A Bookish Affair – April 11th
Seattle Book Mama – April 11th
Jean Book Nerd – April 12th
Chick Lit Plus – April 13th
Maurice on Books – April 14th
Kritter’s Ramblings – April 16th
The Blonde Bookworm – April 17th
That’s What She Read – April 17th
Bookshipper – April 17th
Celticlady’s Reviews – April 17th
Mrs. Mommy Booknerd – April 17th
Silver’s Reviews – April 19th

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