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Mark of Cain [Kindle Edition]

Kate Sherwood
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Product Description

When a man is consumed by hatred, is there anything left to love?

After a tough day of counseling sessions, Anglican priest Mark Webber is looking forward to a relaxing dinner at a local restaurant. When he sees who’s bellied up to the bar, though, he reaches for his cell phone to call the police.

It’s Lucas Cain, the man who killed Mark’s brother three years ago. Apparently he’s out of jail and hanging out with his old crowd, which has to be a breach of parole, right?

Pulled over upon leaving the bar, Lucas blows a clean breathalyzer and hopes this isn’t a harbinger of things to come. He’s ready to build a sober, peaceful life. His friends aren’t ready to let him move on, though, and he ends up taking refuge in an Anglican half-way house.

Thrown together, Mark and Lucas find common ground in the struggle to help a young gay man come to terms with his sexuality—and the fight against homophobic townsfolk. As attraction grows, the past is the last stumbling block between them and a future filled with hope.

Warning: Bad boys being good, good boys being bad.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 519 KB
  • Print Length: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (20 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HSOHSCO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #78,764 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Roroblu's Mum TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition
This is an amazingly well-written tale of love and humanity, of the good and the bad that can be found in people, of trying to do the right thing even when it would be so much easier and so much more fun to just go with the flow and do what feels good, of sacrifice, of standing up for what's right, what you believe in, what's worthy and what you want but feel you have to earn. It's a tale full of emotions, but never OTT, just a tale that leaves you with a warm feeling inside, and a sense of, 'aaaah'. It's a 5* Keeper of a tale.

If you've read Breathe by Sloan Parker, and loved it, but wished that it could have been simply a tale of leads who should not be able to be happy together, finding lasting love together, without all the annoying distractions of family and intrigue, then you'll love this tale, as it focuses mainly on Lucas, who's just out of prison for killing a man when he was 18/19, and who's still on parole for three years, and on Mark, who's a local priest whose brother Lucas killed, but who tries to do the right thing, the Christian thing, but who proves he's not above sinning and wanting revenge.

The circumstances that brought the leads together were believable and ordinary; it was refreshing that there was nothing fabricated/obvious about it, and it was clear that each struggled with their own form of guilt, but never at any point did the author make me feel as if Lucas was just a killer; he was a guy who'd been young and stupid who'd gotten drunk and into a fight, killing someone by mistake, but who'd paid the price, who'd come to terms with his demons, who'd repented, who felt himself unworthy of happiness or anything beyond a basic existence, and who was trying to do the right thing, and trying stay on the straight and narrow.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This was a beautifully written book. 10 Aug. 2014
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I love the secondary characters, which very much includes faith and the town itself. I have put off reading this book as I don't particularly enjoy faith type books, but this was not what I expected. Gorgeous settings and a perfect story of love and humanity and all kinds of redemption. Dare I hope for a second book...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 5 July 2014
By Jamie T
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book and was sorry when it ended. The first time I've read this author and already working my way through her Dark Horse series. She writes so intelligently, with authentic characters and little twists which keep the reader interested. It's a beautiful love story which you can't possibly see working at first, between a killer and the victim's brother, who's also a priest with huge dilemmas to work through. The insider knowledge of the Anglican church and the prison system add to the whole, with an underlying anti discrimination theme.

Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars interesting love 30 Jun. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I really thought this book was a nice read and it was an interested twist on falling in love with someone. Read if you just want to see what I am talking about when I say interesting twist or if you like gay love stories. Avoid obviously if you have a problem with two guys falling in love.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mark of Cain 6 Aug. 2014
By Johan
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A brilliant story of love,hate and reconciliation. The characters are three dimensional and realistic and draw you into their world.
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