Review: Just in Case by: Elizabeth Marx

by - Saturday, June 20, 2015

Title: Just in Case
Author: Elizabeth Marx
Publisher: Createspace
Series: Carpetbaggers, Rebels & Yankees #1
Pages: 386
Format: Nook e-book
Source: Book Tour

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What happens when your darkest truth is revealed to the world? Scarlett Marbry was just sixteen when her mother, an acclaimed Sacred Harp singer, committed suicide in front of her, sending her running from rural Alabama and the darkness that pushed her mother over the edge. Now, after five years of building a fragile cage around her heart to protect herself, she must return to Crossroads for her grandparents' funeral. There, she'll not only be forced to deal with the reality of her deep Southern roots, but she'll have to face the one she left behind. Revell Marshall is used to working with fragile objects. He's built a life and career around reassembling the delicate stained glass windows that have put Crossroads back on the map. He's also been pining for Scarlett all these years . . . Determined to win her heart, he helps her piece together the facts of her mother's past. Except these revelations, once exposed, could set Scarlett on the downward spiral she barely escaped the last time. Especially when the truth that stained the past may be the same one that shatters her faith in the one person she thought she could trust . . .

My Thoughts:

This book follows Sister Scarlett Marbry who was a young girl when she found her mother hanging in her grandfather's church.  Since then she has long since buried what happened in Alabama and thrives in Chicago, or so you think.  When she gets called back to Alabama when her grandparents are found dead a fire in their house.

Revell Marshall is going about business as normal when he finds Scarlett in his bar, the girl who got away from him but he never forgot about her.  They had a close relationship but when Scarlett's mother died Scarlett was sent to live with friends in Chicago.

Returning home for Scarlett has brought up all sorts of issues for people in town who believe that Scarlett's grandfather is a wonderful man and a great preacher but Scarlett knows otherwise.  Now Scarlett has to come face to face with the horror of what she remembers from her childhood but can she trust Revell to be her just in case, and to build something with him?

My Just In Case:

I loved this story so much it was so addicting while I read it I felt drawn to the characters and couldn't put it down and like Revell in the book my just in case is my wonderful husband of over 13 years. He has been there through so much good and bad and I know that when times get hard I can turn to him and he supports me and guides me when I need it but doesn't take away from choices I make.

Who is your just in case?  And what do you all think of this story?  I can't wait to see what Ms. Marx's offers next in this series!

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