Groom and Doom: A Greek Love Story is Theresa Braun's Debut Novel and is about one character's journey to find herself and make sense of her life. Why are we here? Why do we meet the people we do? What does it all mean? The author hopes that by reading this novel readers might gain some insight into their own journey...
The Book has been self-published via Amazon and B&N and is available on Amazon and for B&N Nook as eBook - 311 pages - released in April 2012.
About the Book
Two soul mates, Angela and Stavros, meet and decide to get married in Greece.
The problem is that the groom's mother dies and the curmudgeon of a father, Georgius, does not handle his grief. Instead, he lashes out at the bride and groom and family drama ensues.
She and Stavros finally escape to Venice for their romantic honeymoon where she is haunted by ridiculous sightings of Georgius, her mind warped by the wedding’s trauma. Angela prays the honeymoon will still be magical enough to keep them together.
Love is war, one that is complicated by a host of human flaws. The newlyweds duck for cover from an obstinate father-in-law lighting the fuse, as they struggle to avoid their relationship’s complete annihilation.
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- "Theresa Braun delivers a powerful story about love and passion that had it doubts from the very beginning of the relationship that tugs at the heart through-out. One woman who wanted to follow her heart and the footsteps of her soul-mate in a romantic relationship continued to remind her of its flaws. It seemed every time she made an attempt to spice up the relationship with plans, she found herself against all odds. Her dream of the Magical and most happy day of her life begins to slowly fall apart, where love has gone wrong. There are happy moments as well as sad, and joyous moments as well as heart-wrenching moments, leaving a few questions to ponder. Was it meant to be, and is it always worth the effort to try? The story is beautifully written, the setting fits like a glove, and the characters are unique. Highly Entertaining and Highly Recommended! " - Geraldine Ahearn
- "[...] Will that love be enough to withstand a domineering father-in-law? Will Starvos be the "Greek God" Angela has imagined him to be? You'll have to read it to find out. But know this: any obstacle or insecurity Angela must face is written with realism and gravity. That's what I mean when I say this book isn't typical. Angela's story and her problems feel real, as if they were happening to the readers themselves. Because of this, her triumphs feel all the more vivid as well. I highly recommend this unique and charming novel! " - Laurel (Amazon)
- "[...] Filled with insights and feelings as well as spiritual and new age teachings, Groom and Doom leads the reader through the transformation from victim to acceptance. Very well done, Ms. Braun. I look forward to your future works! " - Jane Cowart
- "[...] Well written with the right balance of character driven action, back stories and plot lines, "Groom and Doom" is a good read wrapped up with a morality tale. Be careful who you decide to marry, as my mother said, "you marry and entire family."
Recommended for a good love story, end of the love story and everything in between. I really liked it." - Karen Doering
- "[...] Groom and Doom: A Greek Love Story by Theresa Braun is a page-turning novel that will heat up the libido. Stavros is the ideal man of chick lit novels, but he has a fatal flaw that Angela discovers when it's too late to do anything about it. Or, is it? If you're a fan of the chick lit genre, I strongly urge you to check out Theresa Braun's Groom and Doom: A Greek Love Story and add it to your reading lists!" - Douglas R. Cobb
About the Author
Since high school, Theresa Braun has been involved in some kind of publication--literary magazines and newspapers. Her scraps of paper and notepads of inspiration are waiting for her attention. It wasn't until her wedding in Greece that she was able to finish her first novel. The story was like a monster that had to come out as soon as possible, which, in reality, was about two years. Also, she helps head a weekly writing group that keeps Theresa in touch with her creativity.
Right now, Theresa Braun is working on a novel set in Renaissance England about a woman who must gain herself and her power as she uncovers her extremely politically connected husband's dark secret.
Links to the Author and the Book
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Link to the eBook Groom and Doom: A Greek Love Story on B&N for Nook
Link to the eBook Groom and Doom: A Greek Love Story with Excerpt on Amazon