Reviews: The Dark Before The Dawn
“Enthralling tale of romance, intrigue and some unexpected turns both comic and dark. Honestly couldn’t put this page turner down until the finely wrought (and written) finale. Looking forward to more from Annette! Encore!”
“A thrilling and by turns emotional, and darkly comic, laugh out loud read through and through. I highly recommend!”
“This is the first book I read from this author and let me tell you that I loved it! Such a good book with great characters that keeps you obsessed with every page since the first one. The ending of this book.. come on! I just didn´t expect it!”
“A rollercoaster of emotions and intrigue – I think this best describes The Dark Before the Dawn. Annette Creswell did an amazing job in portraying the differences between the classes back in the day (not that it’s a lot different now) and how an ordinary woman is capable of much more than what the society gives her credit for.
This book has won my heart and a special place in my digital library!”
“Amazing book! Peggy and Charles are very well though out characters. The story is touching and thrilling at the same time, so you have everything that you may need from a romance novel.”
“Nazis, LGBT and family secrets – what more can you want from a romance book!”
“The dark before the dawn book is an amazing romance story! I loved how the author gave life to the characters and how she managed to thrill me while reading the novel. I absolutely recommend.”
“Thrilling and emotional. This novel is well written and the characters are very well developed. I’m usually not a big fan of old timey stories but this one got my attention. I’m giving four stars because I’ve found it a bit slow at times. I’m glad I’ve read it.”
Reviews: The Lodgers
“I couldn’t put this book down! I’ve connected with the characters and I was eager to read more and more. I highly recommend The Lodgers.”
“For me this story was emotional and very captivating. The author definitely knows how to glue you to the pages. I’m rating it an absolute 5 star.”
“The Lodgers is a nicely written book that I’m glad I had the chance to read. The plot is very well thought out and the characters are fully developed. It kept my attention from the beginning till the end, there was nothing too much, there was nothing missing. I recommend it.”
“As an avid reader I’m hard to impress but this book did impress me! The writing is great, the pace is perfect and the characters are interesting. I will check the other books from the author.”
“The Lodgers is an enjoyable read. The story is well thought out and interesting. I recommend.”
“It has a well-written plot and the connection with the reader is impeccable.”
Reviews: Margaret's story
“Margaret’s Story by Annette Creswell is a captivating and intriguing story about loss, trauma, toxicity, mental illness, the effects of adoption, and the lifelong pursuit of happiness in the lives of a highly dysfunctional family. Creswell does an impeccable job of illustrating how mental illness and trauma affect a family and the life following thereafter. Margaret’s Story is brilliantly beautiful, intermingled with life and loss, and daringly bold in its complicated plot lines. This insightful novel sheds light on how the actions of people always yield results— for better or worse.
I greatly enjoyed this book. It made me evaluate how my relationship with my family directly affects the decisions I make. It also gives me perspective on how others deal with dysfunctional families. Margaret’s Story revolves highly around family and how intertwined relationships become with lifelines and decisions. This book was intriguing and truly made me think. The story itself was captivating and kept me wanting more. The characters were relatable and rich in personality, and the plot was thick with twists and turns.
This book deals with difficult topics sheds light on things that are not talked about or considered taboo and has a beautiful story that one can return to. I would recommend this book to anyone who has a family, deals with mental illness, and has a history of trauma. This recommendation is not based on the topics of these potential triggers; rather, it is based on how these are dealt with and can open up doors for opportunities.
Margaret’s Story is an emotionally charged family saga novel that touches on family life’s messy and complicated aspects. This book is highly recommended, and readers will find themselves invested in the story, wanting more until the end.”