Thursday, October 17, 2013

Severed Trust By Margaret Daley Giveaway!

The day Sadie Thompson finds her high school student, Lexie, asleep in class and can't wake her is the day she realizes how entrenched a prescription drug ring is in her school. As Sadie is pulled into doing something about the growing problem, she becomes involved with Ethan Stone—a Texas Ranger who suspects the drug ring reaches far beyond the high school. Helping Lexie recover from the overdose, Sadie feels she is making a difference—until the 16-year-old's best friend dies from the apparent mixing of various prescription drugs. Lexie doesn't think her friend took her own life, but her relationship with her Uncle Ethan is precarious and she doesn’t know if either he or Sadie will help her discover the truth.
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Margaret has been writing for over 30 years. She started writing in the late 1970s because she wanted to see if she could put a whole story down on paper. That book is still in the drawer and will never see the light of day. But she was able to finish a book, which was her goal.

She decided after that to get some help, and joined a writers' roundtable where she met once a week with some fellow writers who went over each other's work. She sold her first book in the early 1980s and has been selling ever since.
She loves to tell a story. When she was a little girl she made up stories while playing with her dolls. On long trips with her family she would weave a story about the surrounding countryside. From those early beginnings grew a love of entertaining people with a story.

When she went away to college, she met her husband, Mike, to whom she has been married for over 40 years. He is her support and her best friend. She has always felt she was the luckiest woman the day she bumped into him on campus.
When they married, they moved to Tulsa, where she finished her degree in special education and began teaching. She loved teaching and working with students with special needs. They helped her remember what is important in life. She also participated in the Special Olympics as a coach with her students and has attended the State Games in May for years. Recently she retired from teaching to write full-time.

Besides teaching and writing, she is also a mother of one. Her son, Shaun, loves animals and there have been times they could have their own zoo at the house. The most interesting pet Shaun had is a leopard tortoise, which could outlive him. She has joked that his children will be inheriting a tortoise. He is married with four daughters.

When she isn't working, she loves to read, travel, and go to lunch and a movie with a friend. She has been to many countries in the world and loves to meet new people. Her favorite place is Tahiti -- Bora Bora. It is as beautiful as all the pictures portray it.

In her travels she has found herself in some interesting situations. Once, in London, she got caught in the middle of a protest that later turned into a riot over poll taxes. In the rain forest of Costa Rica, she was covered from head to toe in mud and ruined a perfectly good outfit. She should have remembered it was going to be wet since it was called a rain forest. In Rio, she and a friend were left with no means to get back to the hotel on the other side of the city. Neither Margaret nor her companion spoke Portuguese and there wasn't a cab in sight. Thankfully one finally pulled up to the curb at the museum because she couldn't see herself hiking across Rio to get back to the hotel at night.

I really enjoyed this book, Ms. Daley did not disappoint with book number four in the Men of the Texas Rangers series. Severed Trust has  likeable, well developed and very realistic characters.
Mystery and romance lovers are going to love this one. Is it suicide or murder? You have to read this page turner to find out.
I hope that teachers and parents read this book and have their eyes opened.
I gave this book 5 stars and I recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by Wynn Wynn Media for my honest review. 


  1. I enjoy a good mystery and SEVERED TRUST sounds likes it is full of intrigue! Thank you for the terrific review and giveaway, Mary!

    1. Britney, you are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you.

  2. I love Margaret's books, I have not read this series so I will have to get started. I did not know about it. Thanks for sharing it with me Mary.

  3. This book does sound good! Nothing like a good mystery! Sounds too like there is a lesson to be learned in the process. Thanks Mary for your review and giveaway.

    Judy B

  4. This book sounds great. I agree with you that parents and teachers should read. There needs to be a big wake up call on the situations in our schools today.

    Thanks for this review Mary

    Cathy Weber

  5. Great review Mary, I am heading over to Amazon to grab my copy now.

  6. another great review! Sounds like a book that I definitely want to read!

  7. Nothing like a good mystery and with a Texas Ranger involved, I'm hooked! Severed Trust sounds like a very interesting book. Thank you , Mary for the opportunity to be a winner!

  8. Surprisingly, I have not heard of this author before now. The review and blurb sure caught my attention. I'd love to add this to my reading stack.

  9. I haven't had the opportunity to read this one yet, but I'm happy to see your review and 5 stars. I wasn't sure it was one I would enjoy. Thanks, Mary!

  10. I love the title which is so interesting it wants me to read the book. I loved the synopsis and the review and would love to win this novel about such an important topic in today's society among youth. It sounds so interesting and would love to win this book by a new author I never heard of. Thanks, Mary. Blessings. Mary Lou K

  11. I enjoyed learning more about Margaret, & her writing - I applaud her work with special needs children, & encourage any book that calls attention to drugs in schools.

    Thanks for your review, & an opportunity to win a copy of Severed Trust, Mary!

    Bonnie Roof

  12. Have liked mysteries since I was a child. Very interesting and intriguing review. Hope to have a little chance to win!

  13. WOW !! Interesting .Blessings ,Dana " Girl "