The Teddy Bear Chronicles: Volume 1: Saved in Paris Review

Book: Saved in Parisperf6.000x9.000.indd
Series: The Teddy Bear Chronicles(Vol. 1)
Author: Donnalyn Vojta
Buy your copy: Amazon
Goodreads Rating: 4.86 Stars
Goodreads Summary:

In this first volume of the suspense series (for ages 16+), a young educated Chicago woman, Kelly Donovan, must escape from her luxurious home to get away from her sociopath boyfriend, Mark Flannery, before he takes her to a woodsy cabin for a little “anniversary get-way.” She must plot, lie, and pretend to be happy before she can flee her relationship and her own home, alive. Unforeseen obstacles frustrate her efforts to get away, and Kelly’s family and friends, strangers to one other, must perfectly work together to help her live a life free from threat. The diverse group includes an insecure drama teacher, a brilliant pharmaceutical engineer, and an international businesswoman with a secret that comes in very handy at one critical point.

This story is uniquely narrated by inanimate household teddy bears, which, notwithstanding their immobility, have interesting thoughts and perspectives on the shocking events and intriguing relationships which form before their plastic eyes. These plush bears also get a healthy dose of an entertaining blooming romance when Kelly’s plight takes everyone overseas to Paris. While in France, more scheming, racing to stay steps ahead of Mark, and even physical violence ensue – violence which does not always involve a damsel in distress. To complicate matters further, some of the characters are not necessarily what, or who, they seem. Once the plot’s feverish pace decelerates, the group starts to feel some hope, but is the race really over? The genre-mixing mind-bending narration style makes this novel a sensational ride. Enjoy!



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Stars: 5/5 Stars

Whoa. So this book hit me a lot harder than I though. It deals with abuse in a relationship but in a different approach that a lot of book cover. Rather than being told from  the person being abused, it is told from Teddy Bears. (I’m serious) It was so different that, it made me not want to put it down. I loved it. I read it in a night. I was beyond curious about how it was told and what would happen
I’m not one for Suspenseful books. I never have been. This book is that good. But every chapter kept me going. I loved it. I can’t wait to read more books from Donnalyn Vojta! I couldn’t believe this was her first book. She wrote like a pro. It takes a very talented writer to write a book so different from the norm and have it have such an amazing outcome.

I was sent this book by Author Donnayln Vojta for review. This in no way affects my opinion on the book. (Huge thank you to Donnayln Vojta!)