"The paradise of a wonderful read" says high school student
The Barnes & Noble bookseller's web site and the Amazon.com/Books web site
have each posted multiple 5-star reviews of the sizzling psychological courthouse
drama novel The Paradise of Revenge by author Richard Lee Orey.
In her published critique commentary, book reviewer Chelsea Roth of Pennsylvania writes:
"The Paradise of a Wonderful Read.
"To me, literature is a term used to describe books that are truly worth every reader's time
and are significant enough to be remembered for a lifetime. The Paradise of Revenge is,
without a doubt, literature.
"The benevolence and corruption of the human soul is seen through the eyes of young
Josefina Camarillo. A devoutly religious girl, all Josefina wants is to become a wife and
raise a family of her own. her dreams of purity are shattered on one brutal night in which
she is raped and forever disfigured. Innocence lost, Josefina loses all hope in her life. In
her sorrow, something sinister stirs within her psyche, something with an insatiable thirst
for revenge. Mentally battered, Josefina begins to lose control of her mind, unable to stop
the darkness that lies within all of us."
In The Paradise of Revenge, Reviewer Roth notes, "A wondrous web of truth and deceit is spun,
leading up to the irreversible repercussions of revenge. Woven within the story are believable,
sympathetic characters, attention-grabbing conflicts and plenty of insight regarding human
nature. A complex, thought-provoking tale with a generous share of surprising twists can be
found within this astounding read. For those who not only search for a good read but also seek
true life revelations, look no further. In my sincerest of judgments, The Paradise of Revenge is
a must read."
In the novel The Paradise of Revenge, devout young Josefina prays for and awaits her God-sent love when, tragically, she is brutally raped and traumatized.
Driven mentally psychotic by the assault and disfigurement, she is now seduced by Satan to scheme a wicked revenge on the young son of the man whom
she believes attacked her, while the convicted man's courageous young wife risks her self-respect and life by going undercover to prove her husband's
Set in the 1950s and 1960s in San Diego County, California, with a backstory of judicial corruption and a courthouse crime family, a shocking revelation
and heartfelt resolution awaits the reader in the emotion-driven novel The Paradise of Revenge as author Richard Lee Orey presents passion, romance,
uncommon courage and a young woman's quest for God-sent love in a daring story filled with life-changing moments. A captivating read for mind and heart.
Author Richard Lee Orey is a retired official court reporter of the United States District Court and the California Superior Court in San Diego. He is currently
working on Beyond Innocence, Book II in his Shadows of Justice series.
Congratulations, Richard. There seems to be much intrique and sadness in this one. I feel this novel would make a good movie! Might I assume it fiction based on truth? Once again, congratulations on your wonderful achievement.
Congratulations, Richard. It sounds like quite a twisting good book. After seeing your other stuff, I'm sure I'll be getting it when the next big pay comes in early (I hope) this summer from my book distributor...Jerry
Richard, as I read this excellent review, it captured all the important aspects of your novel as I remember them when I was reading "The Paradise of Revenge". The reviewer expertly characterized the psychological changes experienced by Josefina Camarillo after her violent rape and the ramifications thereof.
Its a great novel, Richard, and well deserves the wonderful review.