Evelyn's Blog for Sat., June 16, 2018 - AGAIN, CONCERNING GEORGIA STEKKER

I am very pleased with the kinds of novels I have written. They reflect my taste and inclinations. Philip Roth wrote to himself and for himself; he was his prime audience.  Toni Morrison started writing because she couldn’t find the kinds of novels she wanted to read. You already figured me out.

Below in this blog, you will read some reviews for CONCERNING GEORGIA STEKKER that are, in their own right, good reading.

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AND SO, ON WITH IT!  

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"Concerning Georgia Stekker is a 1950's cautionary tale about a woman driven to swindle fortune hunters. There is no one in the literary world like Georgia Stekker. She's a tragic anti-heroine we can't help but fall in love with, even as she works to detach us from our wallets. Beautiful, smart, cunning, and broken-Georgia is Evelyn Marshall's most divine creation yet."
- Trai Cartwright (MFA|Editor|Prof. of Fiction Writing)


"Wow! Marshall can write! This book is a page turner, a plot so unusual, characters that are really different and one you cannot, just cannot put down. Though the main character is very flawed you cannot help but be on her side as she moves through problems to destiny. If you like books that are compelling, enjoyable, a little on the dark side you will certainly like this book."
J. Robert Ewbank, Author (GoodReads)


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"This is a psychological drama. It is a story of love and the power of the mind to alter one’s life. Evelyn Marshall’s writing style is so gripping that it is difficult to let go of the reading."
- Andrea Tabor, Anaheim, CA

 


"This book is a meticulous study of revenge and neurosis after a break up and of a woman who is unable to get over being ditched by her first love.

Georgia Stekker is a disillusioned young woman who has a nervous breakdown following a breakup then learns from a disillusioned older woman how to deceive and rip off men who prey on women. Georgia is very beautiful, extremely intelligent, and smart in money matters. She is also poor in a rich man's world which is why her fortune hunter boyfriend dumped her for another, wealthy woman.

Georgia cannot get over being ditched by her lover. As a spurned woman, she is a fury waiting to be unleashed and for a long time she takes it out on other men. Until she realizes her only option is revenge; show the bastard what he lost and then get even with him.

Writing is very good; starts off a bit old-fashioned and alters in keeping with the times. I liked how the author dropped clues as to time changes through clothing, hair color, men's dress, and speech.

An entertaining, insightful book that took this reader into the heart of the matter but not into the heart of the protagonist. Georgia always remains distant, someone the reader can admire and even understand, but never get close to."

- Penelope James (GoodReads, 5 of 5 Stars) 


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"Oh wow, what a story, and what a gal 'Georgia' was! I’ll think about it and her forever! I was thinking what a great movie it would make and who should play the characters!! I loved the book."
- Bonnie Sanabrais, Cypress, CA


"I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

I was totally taken back with how much I loved this book! Starting out, this book just felt so much more sophisticated and intelligent than most of the books I have read recently. I felt like I was reading a classic.

Georgia Stekker was a starry-eyed dreamer who was full of life and plans for the future. She felt things [too] deeply and she loved too much. She got mixed up with the wrong kind of man and, after his betrayal, was never the same again. Her intensity in the years to come was turned toward an elaborate scheme to see her former lover burn.

Georgia was so easy to relate to and it was really fascinating to observe her character development throughout the story. This book seems to me to be a warning to those who want revenge. Georgia devoted her entire life toward her revenge strategy and totally lost herself. She was so successful and she had so much potential but she gave up true happiness to see Larry go down in flames."

Emily Cargyle  (GoodReads)


"From the cover of this book, I didn't quite know what to think this story would hold. I actually truly enjoyed the characters and their interactions, they became real and interesting. This book has an unusual writing style and I loved it. It flows, by the third chapter I was hooked. I also enjoy a book with a very unique story line. A goodreads giveaway winner!"
Carrie Burleson  (GoodReads)


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"A satisfying page-turner from start to finish. I was swept away by the beguiling Georgia Stekker who's formidable intelligence and devastating beauty come to life as Evelyn Marshall casts her literary spell with the vividly descriptive style of writing I have come to love. The emotionally epic tale is peopled with equally consummated characters but Georgia Stekker is the star about which they unwittingly orbit until the gravity of circumstance becomes so great that they are all unable to escape. And like a star, will her fire grow to such magnitude that it consumes everything around her or will she collapse into herself and became so dark that no light can escape? For me it is was a wonderful journey to find out. You will have to discover the truth for yourself!"
- Christopher Wheeler (Amazon, 5 Stars)


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