A novel by Nell E. S. Douglas
No one ever warns you how fine the line is between love and madness. And they don’t warn you what really happens when people from two different worlds, collide. We are taught first dances and proposals of love, of a lifetime. And that is madness.
New novel In the Land of Milk and Honey by Nell E. S. Douglas is not that story. When worlds collide, they implode, all at once, together. For single-mother Bree Valentine, an artist living in NYC, and British scion Daniel Baird, the decision became easy. And the outcome was fated. Together; one piece, or a billion.
I was definitely intrigued by this story and found myself immersed in it very quickly upon starting it. I love when a book pulls you in and swallows up your attention. I loved the mystery and darkness surrounding it.
This story introduces you to Daniel and Bree (Gabrielle) and their eclectic family of friends. Just a fair warning- there are tons of characters in this book and at times can be confusing, but for the most part I enjoyed reading about this group of family friends. It is the story of how Bree came to be pregnant but doesn’t remember anything from that time period, doesn’t remember if she was on drugs while pregnant, and didn’t want the baby at first. But since giving birth, she has grown to be one of the best mother’s around and will do anything for her son, including take down anyone who tries to take him away from her.
Daniel is a millionaire whose family is nothing good, and he has no idea he even has a son until he fatefully meets Bre at a company event. He has been searching for her since the night they met, but it’s not until now that he has finally found her. Can he keep her though??
At times this book did seem long and drawn out, but other times I thoroughly enjoyed reading all of the details. The story was hard to follow at other times, but other than that the mystery was what kept me interested. I HAD to know everything and I wasn’t going to stop until I did.
I give this book four stars because it was a different read for me. I would have rated it higher if i didn’t feel the ending was rushed, and other parts toned down. I still really enjoyed the story though. I loved the vibe it put off, I love the story it told. I loved the characters and the group of friends that are way more than family. I wanted to be friends with them too! I wanted to be fighting right alongside Bree. If you have time to read this book, I would recommend it.
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Nell E. S. Douglas has possessed a deep, abiding love for written words since childhood. The transition from reader, to writer, was a natural one. Her first stories, penned on the lined pages of class notebooks, were inspired by her mother’s poetry and epic tales of travel, and a professorial inquisitiveness inherited from her father. Following college in Florida, Nell exited the world of pure imagination, and entered the one of business, successfully establishing a career in sales, and developing a cup-a-day habit (of coffee) that has served her well in the road she didn’t know lie ahead. Today, Nell writes during the spaces in-between domestic goddessing, and contributing as a managing partner to a thriving small business. Nell resides in Florida, with her husband and their children, passing on the traditions of her mother, and sinking her feet in the sand whenever possible.
Her favorite books are Pride and Prejudice, and To Kill a Mockingbird. Her favorite movies are Gladiator, The Outsiders, Pride and Prejudice, and Bridesmaids.