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February 15, 2014

BEYOND ESCAPE by Deborah K. Jensen

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A Novel
Deborah K. Jensen 

ISBN: 978-1592984381
Publisher: Beaver’s Pond Press
Date of publish: October 2012
Pages: 336 

Beyond Escape was recently named a finalist in the Midwest Independent Book Awards in the romance category.
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After separating from her husband of twenty years, Kim is in desperate need of an escape. Retreating to her parents’ home in Texas for a month, Kim encounters ample distractions, the best being Camilo, an alluring Latino seventeen years her junior. However, when returning to Texas unearths memories of a long-ago lover, Kim discovers her unintentional involvement in a series of dangerous escapades, bringing her deeper into her past than she ever cared to venture.Beyond Escape follows Kim as she pursues a trail of drugs, murder, and secret love affairs that were meant to stay buried.
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Deborah K. Jensen was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota. Writing has been a life long passion. Her first published work was when she was in third grade. Her poem was published in the Red Cross Magazine and at that time she announced to her teacher, "I'm going to be a writer." Life, however, took a different turn for Deborah and she spent most of her career in the finance world. Then, inspiration came to her and her life long dream came true. Beyond Escape is her debut novel inspired by real live relationships and experiences.
Here we have a husband of twenty years who is cheating. Kim, his wife, has had enough and is finally divorced. She needs space, to get away from everything.  Since she is off for the month during Christmas, she decides to visit her parents.  They live in a retirement community. The boss of the landscaping for the community is Camilo.  He has an interest in Kim, but that interest is not returned. He's too young for her. It seemed when they were talking with each other, it was dull, no excitement.. I had a hard time reading this book.  It wasn't clicking for me. There didn't seem to be  any excitement or adventure. Just another marriage gone bad. I wanted something to happen that would liven up Kim's life.  Put some adventure and excitement in it. Then  there was a small story within the big story.  All about a friend of Kim's, Connie. What was the point?  This was a story about Kim and her looking for a new life. The book didn't just seem to flow.  Along with the separate story of Connie we have another story about Kim's ex-boyfriend.  We actually have three stories going on. I just have to say the book wasn't for me.  To me it wasn't real.  Everybody has different tastes and sees things differently.  So I would suggest for you to get a copy of BEYOND ESCAPE by Deborah K. Jensen and read for yourself.  Then draw your own conclusion.

I would give this book 2 CHECK MARKS.  Checkmark On Circle Clip Art

I was given a complimentary copy of BEYOND ESCAPE by Deborah K. Jensen from herself and Bostick Communications for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.


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