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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Kristine Solano-Witucky

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So I’m usually very picky about what books I read. I’m more of a romance reader with the occasional mystery, thriller or science fiction. When I saw this book and read the synopsis I was intrigued. I couldn’t put it down. It has mystery, talks about PTSD, Abuse and Addiction. This book was so good I couldn’t put it down until I was finished. I hope there will be more.

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Jo Frizzell

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

From word one, I was stuck into this story, needing to know everything! Joel’s mental state and the protectiveness he felt from the very beginning to the other side of the coin in the more recent years of the story drew me in. I wanted to know the truth of what happened in 1932 and what happened to lead Joel to where he was in 1991 when Garrison first comes to him chasing answers. The alternating points of view and differing points in time that the story is told are fascinating, and it’s such an amazing way to share this story. If you enjoy mysteries with an emphasis on family secrets and the relationships those same secrets can change through existence, this is definitely the read for you!

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Ashley Westerman

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved every minute of reading this book! I was immediately hooked, and it kept me that way the entire time. So much happening! This author took me for a wild ride. I wish I had the opportunity to go back and read for the first time again! This is a definite re-read in the future. Don’t miss out on this one. READ IT!!!

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Jess Engel

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This may be my favorite read of the year so far! What a well-written, researched, and gripping story!

The author developed a page-turner with their ability to create tension and the need to know what happens next in this mystery that spans across time. The characters are developed well throughout the entirety of the story and the reader finds themself rooting for and relating to them. The author also has a unique way of creating setting and bringing the reader inside the story and feel like you are really there. The details really bring this story to life.

The author tackles many challenging subjects within the context of the story and does so very well and with integrity.

Ultimately, I look forward to more by this author and encourage you to pick this one up for sure!

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Janel Bernotas

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Janel Bernotas

What a twisting and turning, fast paced novel! This one left me with my jaw hanging, mouth agape! Fans of historical mystery novels will definitely not be able to put this one down. Very well-written novel by Shanessa Gluhm. Five stars!!

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Christina Gran

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One of the best books that I’ve read all year!! I wasn’t sure how I would like the historical romance book, as this was my first read from that genre, however I absolutely LOVED it. It was SO MUCH more than just historical romance! There is mystery and suspense, the deepest family secrets, loyalty and love. The characters from both eras were enjoyable and the storyline flowed seamlessly. I seriously couldn’t get enough! Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys a good story.
When Garrison Stark (modern day) loses his parents in a tragic accident, Garrison’s grandma is suffering from dementia and has been saying some pretty crazy things. As Garrison investigates, he begins to unravel some pretty interesting family secrets.

One night, in 1932 Joel Fitchett wonders into a diner, bloody & bruised, carrying his unconscious younger brother, Clancy. The boys tell everyone they don’t recall what happened, however they have vowed to never speak the truth of that night. WWII, two brothers in love with the same girl & a young man seeking the truth about his grandfather, leaves author Shanessa Gluhm, doing a phenomenal job keeping the audience entranced between two timelines. Best book I’ve read this year. I could not put it down and read it in one sitting. Can not recommend enough!

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Christen Ware

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A fast-paced and wicked read that was near impossible to put down. This book was a dual mystery flip that followed two very different but interconnecting storylines. An unpredictable and impressive story design that captivates readers from nearly the first sentence, and the twists and wines of the story hold their attention to the very last page.

Joel, Clancy, and Garrison are all easy-to-like characters with secrets of their own that the reader slowly uncovers with each turn of the page. The twists are hard coming in nearly impossible to see, especially as we flip between times characters and their secrets. This novel works to keep every reader at the edge of their seat, and truly is a work of art whether the mystery is a preferred genre or not.

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Kayla Kearney

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book had me HOOKED from the moment I started it! I had been in the mood for a good mystery novel and this definitely quenched that thirst for me! It was so hard for me to put down this book and continue living life, every time I thought that I was safe to take a break from reading it there was another thing that drew me right back in. I love how the author was able to make such an intricate story through weaving together multiple storylines and character backgrounds. I’m definitely going to read more by this author in the future!

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Lucy Machard

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is fan-freaking-tastic. It definitely lives up to “mystery,” and the way everything gets unveiled is a work of art. This is one of the best books I’ve read this year. This author has a knack for weaving a fantastic tale of romance and mystery, ensuring any reader can get caught in her web. I HIGHLY recommend this book, if you love mystery you won’t be disappointed.

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Ashley Sugar

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Such a brilliant book. It captured me from the very beginning and I enjoyed every page! I enjoy when a book has a present and will also write in the past! The suspense, the characters, the twists and turns…All fantastic! That ending though! Woah, I wasn’t expecting that! I love a good shock and a good surprise! Makes a good book in my opinion! Highly recommend this one, I read it in one sitting. I couldn’t put it down.

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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5 stars

I was totally surprised by this book in such a good way. I love good mystery and story was truly fantastic. While I hesitate at dueling timelines, the author does such a fantastic job and the timelines were very easy to follow and keep straight.

Joel and his brother Clancy Fitchett go through so much, especially growing up with an overbearing father who is not to kind. Joel is beaten badly and Clancy is unconscious..what happened to these boys? Joel and Clancy cannot truly recall the events that happened on that night but only leave Joel scarred. Years later both boys are investigated in a murder…but lies to protect a pact has its price.
Fast forward years down the road, Garrison Stark is trying to put some pieces together if truly
Clancy Fitchett is his grandfather. As Garrison peals back the pieces of the puzzle…what truth truly comes out?

I love the alternating story timelines and just the heart of the matter of the twists and turns you feel for this story. Mystery, heartbreaking and the bond between brothers…..just a fantastic story and so well done.

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Enisha Reaves

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beautifully written novel full of mystery, secrets and both familial and romantic love. Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm is a book that will stay with you long after you read the last page.

Joel and Clancy Fitchett have a horrific encounter in the year 1932 at the young ages of 12 and 11. They won’t talk about it, but it left wounds deep that you couldn’t see as well as a scar on Joel’s face. 13 years later, as they still struggle with the past, a future personified as the beautiful Lorraine threatens to create even deeper scars.

In 1991, Garrison Stark is on a mission to find Clancy Fitchett who has been missing since 1946. Finding him will mean finding his biological grandfather and the possibility of finding a new family.

At times, when stories are told in multiple time lines from multiple points of views, the story can get muddled and confusing. However, Gluhm wove this story seamlessly with rich, flawed characters that flowed and kept you not wanting to stop turning the page.

Curl up with this book, some coffee or tea and enjoy this tale of deception, family, love, loss and finding the truth.

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Rachel Moss

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was an incredible read! It was so well written, and mysterious enough with the ‘present day’ happenings to keep you coming back for more. I found this book hard to keep down. I found myself continuing to read even when I should have stopped to do something else because I needed to see what happened next. This is a story that won’t soon leave me! This is the first book I’ve read from thus author and I was very impressed. Hopefully this won’t be my last either!

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Christine Baranek

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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By: Shanessa Gluhm
5*

If you take nothing else from my review its that you NEED to read this book. This book was absolutely amazing and I was unable to put it down. This book takes place in two different time periods and each chapter alternates. However, the story is coherent throughout and told so seamlessly.
In 1932, two brothers experienced a night that they will never forget. A night that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. This night also will shape their futures. This portion of the book then jumps ahead approximately 10 years later and we see how the boys are living now. Clancy is the brother that seems to get away with everything and has gotten lucky his whole life. However, if you ask him he is sure to disagree. He is easy with the girls, his dad prefers him (well more than his brother which is not saying a lot), and he just overall has it easy. At least that is how his brother Joel views it. Joel’s life was transformed that one night in 1932 and he was left of the permanent reminder of the choices that he made. This reminder turned him into a freak, he received a mysterious scar across his face. The brothers swore not to ever tell what happened that night. However Joel is accused of murdering his father and is sent to jail for the rest of his life.
In 1991, Garrison has just lost both his parents in an accident and his grandmother is dying before his eyes. She has been talking a lot of nonsense, but she says something that gets Garrison thinking she is telling the truth. She lets it slip that the grandfather who he has known his whole life is not his actual grandfather. Garrison sets out to find this Clancy, the man whom his grandmother mentioned. However in his research, it seems that Clancy has fallen off the face of the earth. The only link to finding Clancy is through his brother Joel. A man who has transferred prisons multiple times due to his violence. Joel is an angry man and will only give up information and an interview if Garrison can find his love that got away.
The story that evolves from these encounters is absolutely unbelievable and amazing! I don’t want to give any more information because I don’t want to give spoilers. I will tell you that I did not want to put this book down. I fell asleep reading it and picked it right up when I woke up in the morning. This is a story that you definitely should not miss.

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm REVIEWED BY SCARLET RICHARD

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you’re looking for a good mystery with an insane plot twist, — READ THIS!!

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Tanya Wall July 2022

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a tale of wo brothers, Joel and Clancy Fitchett. The story line takes us into two worlds – from WWII to 1992.We learn the story of Joel, Clancy, and Lorraine, the girlfriend of Clancy. And of Garrison Stark, who thinks that Clancy is his grandfather. Joel and Clancy’s father is a dentist and a tough man, abusive to the boys with words and actions.

In 1932, Joel is found badly beaten and carrying his brother Clancy. The police think they know who did it, but with neither boys talking there is a mystery that surrounds what happened that fateful day.

In 1991, college student Garrison Stark is trying to uncover the history of Joel Fitchett as well as finding out if Clancy is his grandfather. You will have to read to find out if Garrison figures out what really happened and if Clancy is who he thinks he is.

This book tackles topics such as abuse, PTSD, and addiction

Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Daryian Lucas

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.6/5 stars
This was my first book by this author and it was so good! From the first chapter I could tell this book was very well written. The descriptive details that are in this book helped me picture the scenes very easily. The time jump between the 1940s and early 1990s were transitioned very smoothly. I enjoyed reading this book a lot!

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Heather Hoke

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

To say that Shanessa Glumh killed it with this one would be an understatement by far!

The way the story line is written keeps your attention the entire time. One minute you are in the present (1991), and the next you are in the past! Throughout the book you have three different “mysteries” you are trying to get to the bottom of. But they interweave with one another, so you never get lost.

In my opinion the most intriguing thing was how Joel stayed so silent. He had so much he could have said. Yet, he didn’t.

I definitely look forward to reading more from Shanessa Gluhm.

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Kylean Sprosty

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A time hopping whodunit that will keep you reading all night. I was hooked after the first chapter, was it Clancy that scarred his brother? Did Joel really kill his own father? And is Garrison really Clancy’s grandson? Going back between the 1940s to uncover Clancy and Joel’s life and to the 1990s while Garrison learns bits and pieces about who he thinks might be his grandfather. This story will keep you turning the pages. Will Molly and Garrison discover the truth tracking down what little information they can? Is Clancy still out there while Joel is in prison? Possibly for a crime he didn’t actually commit? But seriously, you won’t be able to put it down!

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Katie Turner

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm is easily my favorite read of the year thus far! Even when I was not reading, I was thinking about the story and wondering where it was going to lead to. I would sneak in a page or two while cooking, while I ate lunch on my work break, anywhere or time I could until I finished! The main characters were very well developed and I adored and sympathized with each of them in different ways. I was hooked by this story on both timelines- enjoying reading of Lori, Joel and Clancy and then going forward to Garrison and Molly. Their stories spanned between the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1991. Each jump was a smooth transition between the timeframes that wove together this addicting mystery. I never once got lost. It worked so well for this book! The story had so many twists and turns. I loved that just when I thought for sure I had the ending cracked, another curve ball was tossed in and proved my theories to be wrong. By the end of the book, I was completely satisfied. I didn’t feel like the author left any loose ends. I highly recommend if you like the mystery genre. I’ll be looking forward to more from Shanessa Gluhm!

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Shai Flores

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As a fan of historical fiction and thrillers, this book did not disappoint. The cover is beautiful to start. I am a teacher so I like to support other teachers. I was hooked quickly by the vivid language the author uses. The story is told using an alternate timeline floating between modern times and WWII era, which doesn’t bother me as a reader. I thought the characters were interesting and felt the author did a great job capturing both settings and the relationship between the characters. I found myself not wanting to put it down. Mystery books often are easy to figure out the twists, but this one kept me guessing much longer than usual. Looking forward to reading more from this author.

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by La Toya Lewis

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thirteen years after Joel Fitchett wanders into a diner in East Texas carrying his younger brother Clancy, both badly beaten, they both suffer from the aftershocks. They have made a promise to each other to hide the truth of what went on. Later, in 1991 Garrison Stark finds his way to Texas, chasing a rumor that Clancy is his biological grandfather. He is looking for a family but stumbles into a web of 60 years of lies that involve both Joel and Clancy along with a woman named Lorraine whom they both loved. The author masterfully weaves a story with alternating timelines that manage to hook you in from the first page. The characters are all complex and wonderfully written. The plot is intriguing. There are a lot of twists and turns and the story has you in tears. You cannot help but feel for these characters. This is a very well-written, page-turner of a story.

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Amanda Swindle

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Enemies of Doves is set in changing timelines between WWII and 1992 and includes some very heavy topics and trigger warnings for PTSD, child abuse, and addiction. The story follows a few different people. Tom Fitchett is a dentist in a small town in 1941 with two sons. He is also an awful father, and expects perfection from them. He is often verbally and physically abusive, and this leaves for a tough life for the boys. His sons, Joel and Clancy, only two years apart, learn to look out for each other, while both try to figure out their paths. Garrison stark, in 1991, loses his parents and goes his own journey for answers, with the help of his grandmother and her dementia. Then you have Lorraine, who both of the aforementioned brothers, are in love with. She also loves both of them. How or where will the love triangle go? Will Garrison get his answers? How are the two timelines relevant to each other? All of this and so much more is answered. The ending was both unexpected and heartbreaking, and worth every minute it took to get there. Definitely deserving of 5 stars.

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Emily

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Joel Fitchett is found badly beaten and carrying his brother, Clancy in 1932. The theory is that the police know who did it, but with neither boys talking there is a mystery that surrounds what happened that fateful day.

This story vacillates from 1991 back to the 40’s with a college student Garrison Stark trying to uncover the history of Joel Fitchett as well as finding out if Clancy is his grandfather. Clancy disappeared in 1946, will Garrison figure out what really happened and if Clancy is who he thinks he is.

This pulled me right in, I thought the pacing of the story was well done. I definitely was intrigued by what happened to Joel and as you delve into the story and see how it all unfolds. New to me author and I will definitely like to see future books from her.

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Cheyenne Huffman

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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4 out of 5 stars

Told in alternating timelines from World War II to 1992, Enemies of Doves is a tale of family secrets, jealousy and deception.

It wasn’t how we were born or raised that made us the men we are today. It was what happened that day that set the rest of our lives in motion

****

Shanessa Gluhm delivers a powerhouse of a novel! Spanning over the course of 60 years and divided into two timelines you follow the story of two brothers, Clancy and Joel, harboring a deep secret. One that changes the course of their lives forever.

This book is packed with action, family drama, and lots of unexpected twists. With fleshed out characters and a plot line that will leave you flipping pages (and ignoring life until it’s done) this book easily gets 4/5 stars from me.

It was a quick paced read and the way the characters were developed made the story that much more interesting to read. I really enjoyed the many twists and the alternate timelines it added such depth to the story and kept me interested in knowing what happens.

If you’re a fan of historical fiction, thrillers and drama this will be your kind of book. I highly recommend giving this author a try!

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Stephanie Robb

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This dual timeline mystery thriller was immersive, atmospheric and suspenseful. I would highly recommend this historical fiction, the characters were well developed and I could not guess what was going to happen. I would highly recommend this novel.

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Shelly Kittell

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

‘Enemies of Doves’ is one of the best debut mystery/suspense that I have read. You can feel the power coming off of it. Told between two timelines, the plot so perfectly intertwines itself that the twists and turns just flow with it. This is an emotional story that will take your breath away. The story of two brothers and the girl they loved as told by the possible grandson of one of the brothers many years later. I was glued right from the start. The story is so well-developed that the author just naturally engages you with the characters. Joel and Clancy grab you from the start. You can’t put the book down because, like Garrison and Molly, you have to know what happened. This is a book so well-written that I hope there will be more from this author. I will be eagerly awaiting more. I am a new fan of hers. If you love suspense and mystery, you should read this one.

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Rayne East

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Mysterious and suspenseful
A cleverly woven story that spans decades, this book had me intrigued from page one. The writing is gripping and the characters well developed. The story is multilayered, filled with lies, mystery, family secrets and emotional drama. There is so much packed into this story. Looking forward to more from this author.

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by Brandy Vaughn

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Enemies of Doves was difficult for me to put down! I kept thinking of the characters and what would happen next. This wonderful character focused story has every element needed to keep the pages turning to see what happens next. A beautiful, emotional story arc comes full circle with an unexpected ending you don’t want to miss. I highly recommend this exceptionally written book!

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Enemies of Doves by Shanessa Gluhm – Review by April McCoy

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What an incredibly well written novel! I was tangled in the mystery this story held. I couldn’t have put this book down even if I wanted to. This book flowed easily and held the perfect amount of twists and turns that had me on the edge of my seat until the end! I got completely and utterly lost to this book and I couldn’t have asked for anything more from it! Family secrets, deception, envy, and jealousy all wrapped into a young mans search for a place to belong and a family seemingly lost in the wind. I couldn’t recommend enough!!

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