Psychological, Romance, Thriller

Forgiving Ginger by Marnie Cate

img_0062Which is more important – financial security or sharing your life with the man you love?

I just wanted to send you a friendly warning. No, not a threat. Not a leave my husband alone. Because if you want him still, he’s yours. But I would say that no amount of money is worth what Jeremy will put you through. Find someone who will share a dessert with you and not make you wish you had ordered one yourself. ~ Caitlin Chase

Ginger never dreamed of becoming a mistress. What little girl does? But the lies trapped her before she recognized them, and her heart was already his.

Orphaned by a fatal house fire, Ginger was imprisoned with a controlling foster mother. Over time, she found love, but it seemed it wasn’t meant to last. Outcast, she was forced to flee.

A path of discovery led Ginger to employment in a strip club and the bed of Jeremy Whittaker. Finding herself caught between realities, she must figure out who she is, and where she belongs before it’s too late.

Karen’s Magic Review

Forgiving Ginger is part of The Broken Girl Trilogy. Having read and enjoyed the first book Chasing Caitlyn, I moved onto this second book, Forgiving Ginger.

I was surprised to find I knew the main character, she was a minor character from the first book. It was interesting getting to know Ginger when we met her in the first book. I had no idea she would turn up again and didn’t pay much attention to her.

Now she had my full attention, and I grew fond of her. Losing her parent’s disastrously and suddenly thrown into the care system, Ginger’s story begins. She is soon fostered by the strangely named Mrs. Brick, who at first seems okay before we find out she isn’t. Luckily, Ginger knows how to mostly keep on her good side. Her fortune soon changes when Mrs. Brick brings home a man, who she eventually marries. It seemed a little odd that a nice man like him wasn’t able to see the true nature of his bride.

It’s only when his son, Ben, arrives he is the one to notice how cruel Mrs. Brick is. Ben is a lovely character and soon comes to adore Ginger. As they were falling in love, I’m thinking, no, no, no, you can’t, but then they did. It took a while to realise it was ok, and of course, they weren’t actually related after all!

Eventually, Ginger moves on and meets a truck driver who she hangs around with for a while. He is another nice character and also a lot older than Ginger. Their relationship was intriguing. For some reason I saw actor Sam Elliott, perhaps it was the name.

Ginger moves on again and crosses paths with Caitlyn. It was good seeing this exchange from a fresh perspective. What comes next, I assumed, was the rounding off the book, and it made me a little disappointed. I didn’t want what happened to happen. It didn’t sit right and was kind of sad. But it wasn’t the end! No, the author had yet another surprise in store!

I love happy, rounded, and hopeful endings. This was all of that and more. I loved the way it finished. It made the entire book worthwhile and gave me a good feeling.

Another excellent read from Marnie Cate. A full five stars!

Next will be reading Hiding Hannah. Please come back and tell me what you thought of the books.

A Broken Girl Trilogy

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