Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Cure by Patricia Ann Bowen. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resourcesfor my stop on the tour! Check out my review and let me know what you think.
TWO PEOPLE HARBORING SECRETS…
A stranger from the future comes to Paige’s cabin in rural Georgia with a treatment for her early onset Alzheimer’s disease. He bargains with the skeptical patient to give her The Cure if she’ll conduct a longitudinal study for him, proving his drug’s efficacy to a future world full of clients that need it. Faced with her dire diagnosis, he might be her only hope. She grapples with the side effects of his offer and learns to suppress her own dangerous truth: trust no one.
Seldom lucky in love, Paige finds herself competing with her best friend for his attention, knowing there can be no good end for their stolen moments of passion. Can she stay under the radar of the medical and legal communities to carry out his requests? And how will their complicated pasts bring them together physically, emotionally and professionally in a successful, if unethical, partnership?
Many lives will be changed, but at what cost… and to whom?
Whew, what a book! You need to be patient with The Cure, because it tells the story of many lives woven together, and at first, I thought it was disjointed. However, I kept reading, and realized just how clever of an author Patricia Ann Bowen is. She manages to bring the storylines together and it all makes perfect sense. I love when stories do this!
Character wise, Paige is a great lead. She’s desperate but also aware of the danger. I really grew to like her. Her story is a whirlwind.
The premise of this story is fascinating. A cure to incurable diseases and time travel. I found the idea compelling and captivating. I think, in the end, Patricia Ann Bowen wrote a clever plot that comes together in the end. I recommend checking it out.
*I was sent a free copy of The Cure in exchange for an honest review on the Blog Tour hosted by Rachel’s Random Resources. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Patricia Bowen writes novels, novellas and short stories, mostly about women with complicated lives. She’s been a copywriter, business owner, coach, marketing manager, and held corporate jobs in international business. She pens gardening articles for her local newspaper, and grants to support her local library. Her recent writing has appeared in the Table for Two anthology, The Sun magazine, and earned honourable mention in several contests. The Cure is her first full published work of fiction.
Website: www.patriciabowen.com * Twitter @WoodsgalWrites * Facebook: @WoodsgalWrites
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