Miss Scandalous, The Second Book Of The Shaw Family Saga By Nicole Dunlap
When I read Miss Nobody, the first book in the Shaw Family Saga, by author Nicole Dunlap, I was not prepared for the ending. It shocked me. One of the protagonists was left alone with an unborn child that had not yet entered into the world. She was hit with the reality that the faith she had placed in one man had been quickly shattered by envy and hate.
The lives of these two young people, twisted and tainted with lies, were clothed in incest––but did the falsehood have validity? A curve ball made up of intrigue and murder was then thrown into the scene and an ocean literally separated the couple, and the reader was left hanging with the question, what happens next?
My conclusion to the first book was that Miss Nobody was excellently written, but I could not help thinking Ms. Dunlap had nailed herself into a corner. It is no secret among writers that it is difficult to pick up in a serial that has a dramatic ending in the first book and then build upon it, but Dunlap does an outstanding job of gathering up the pieces and weaving a thread of suspense that makes it hard to put the second book down.
Miss Scandalous, the second book in The Shaw Family Saga, is superbly written. Dunlap captures the reader’s attention by adroitly dealing with three protagonists, Annette, Charlene, and Ravin whose emotions are a continuous bath of hatred and love mixed with misunderstandings and untruths.
Miss Scandalous reveals the struggles between mother, daughter and granddaughter. It shows the effects that secrets and hidden truths have upon the past. More than that, it demonstrates the effectiveness of inner emotional destruction by living a lie. Lies will destroy as so poignantly pointed out in the relationships of some of Ms. Dunlap’s characters in Miss Scandalous.
Suspense builds up throughout the book, and I marveled at how Dunlap increased this tension by bringing in different antagonists at the appropriate time.
Mother, Daughter, Granddaughter. Three generations of women bound together by secret hurts and wounds that they dared not mention.
- Will Charlene open up to Annette?
- Is there peace for the tortured and disappointed teenage girl that lives inside of Ravin?
- Can reconciliation occur after forgiveness?
These are questions that run throughout Miss Scandalous, and Nicole Dunlap gives us the answers through her characters.
Again I come back to one of my favorite Bible Verse that so appropriately fits the first and second book of the Shaw Family:
Visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children unto the third and fourth generation.
Miss Scandalous by Miss Nicole Dunlap is an excellent book to read. It will hold you spellbound.
Congratulations Ms. Nicole Dunlap on a job well done. I applaud you.
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