||1st Books Library
||Jan 1 2003
Reviewed by 1stBooks Promotional Editor
"A compelling and touching work, Stiles' novel shows the depth and breadth of love, while reminding the reader of the unspeakable evils of violence and abuse that can emerge in the hearts of even the most cherished loved ones"
A story of a woman who dared to live above her means only to discover that life is life no matter what level you’re on, and realized that sometimes being on the lower level is better than at the top.
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The Original Mister
She curtseyed as he took her heart. "Thank you!" She said. "Your welcome." He replied.
The year two thousand had come without disaster, so I thought. You never know from day today the adventures that are to happen so be careful what you wish for, you might just get it. All I wanted was to be happy and have a good life. My life was full of ups and downs as with anyone but little did I know the adventure on which I was about to embark. I could feel in the air. A feeling of something about to happen. I didn't feel it bad I just felt it. I put an ad on a local dateline and began sifting through the strange men that waited to prey on good girls like me. I could not believe the ads that they had. Some were looking for a long term relationship but the only problem was they already had one. Some just wanted a one night stand and that defiantly was not my cup of tea. They all wanted to meet for coffee at the local Waffle House. I knew I had to kiss a lot of toads before I met my prince. But please Lord I prayed not to many. Little did I know that the man that hung the moon was just an ad away.
One of these days Sam Swanson, I am going to write a book and tell every body just how mean you are." I screamed.
Arrogantly he smiled "Go ahead Mister. Nobody will believe it anyway much less read it."
I bought myself a note pad and pen. I sat down and began to write. The more I wrote, the more cockier Sam became.
He would like it, of course. The first few chapters was a fairy tale, and he was the knight in shining armor.
"What are you gona call your book?" He ask as he skimed through the first few pages that I had written.
"He called her Mister." I replied.
A fan of The Original Mister, December 2, 2003,
Was she peeping into my life
I can't imagine how she knows...is what I thought when I began reading this book. Every woman in the world can relate to this from some point or other in her life. I read this book of 600+ pages in one sitting. It keeps you going and it starts a little soul searching of you own. Excellent book and I have shared it with three friends who all brought it back in tears...Sarah is the a very strong will lady. I wish she was real and could give all or us a lesson in living in a violent situation, either how to leave or how to deal as she did? Does! You won't regret reading this book and you will never forget it. It should be a movie. I can't wait for her next Book.
Reviewer: A reader from USA
First, let me say, I read this book in one day. I couldn't put it down. This book leaves you extremely unsettled, especially if you're a woman. Sarah is strikingly strong, yet, at times, you ponder (as I would assume she herself does) if she's stupid! Your first inclination is to immediately say to yourself, "I would never let anyone treat me like he treats her." Yet, he loves her. Throughout the book, he says and does the most horrible things to this fiesty, spirited woman, and, yet, he loves her. So, the book leaves readers with a moral dilemma. What he does to her is wrong. She should leave him ... right? It is a fine book that makes a reader question themselves - what would I do? After reading this book, I'm not so sure. Therefore, I would have to give this book 5 stars for the idea and for her incredible storytelling ability. However, the grammar and complete and obvious lack of any editing is atrocious. But, since I haven't read a book in ages that touched me as deeply or left me thinking of it for so long afterward, I only took one star away. All in all, it's a great read. The world would be a better place if there were more people like Sarah. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition
Reviewed by 1stBooks promotional editor
Reviewed by 1stBooks promotional editor
How Many Toads Does a Woman Have Kiss?
New novel's protagonist walks the fine line between love and hate, passion and violence
HIXSON, TENN.- As the year 2000 approached, many people worldwide expected some sort of calamity to befall the planet; a catastrophe of epic proportions, perhaps. In the end, the famous New York City ball fell without incident; computers continued operation and Valentine's Day decorations and candies replaced the much-anticipated New Years Eve 2000 favors. In short, it was "business as usual" for most individuals, including protagonist Sarah Callahan-or so she thought. In Debra Stiles' new novel, He Called her Mister (now available through 1stBooks), Sarah encounters her very own Y2K glitch: Love.
Sarah meets handsome, charming and successful Sam Swanson through a dating service and their connection is instantaneous. He lavishes her with gifts and elaborate trips to exotic destinations such as the Caribbean Islands and Hawaii. With everything money and power can buy, Sarah is living out a fairytale. It all seems much too good to be true. Is It?
She is deeply in love with Sam, the man "that hung the moon." However Sam is hiding dark secrets. Just as quickly as she is swept off her feet, she finds her world crashing down around her. Caught in a web of violence and abuse, Sarah is torn between her heart and her mind as she confronts an unexpected enemy.
"He Called Her Mister is a story of a woman who dared to live above her means and discovered that life is life no matter what level you're on, only to discover that being on the lowest level is sometimes better than at the top," Stiles writes.
A compelling and touching work, Stiles' novel shows the depth and breadth of love, while reminding the reader of the unspeakable evils of violence and abuse that can emerge in the hearts of even the most cherished loved ones.
Stiles is a resident of Tennessee and has written and published several short stories and poetic works. She is a member of the Poet Society and has written two additional books, The Songs of Mister and The Land of All. She has two children and two grandchildren and enjoys traveling with her husband. Their adventures together fueled her imagination in writing He Called Her Mister. The self -proclaimed "Original Mister," Stiles is presently working on another Novel, Fantasies of a Married Woman.
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Reader Reviews for "He Called Her Mister"
|Reviewed by Patrick McCormick
|Sounds like a very interesting book|
|Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
|Sounds like a good book to add to any reading list. "Life is life no matter what level you're on." This line alone told me that I would love this book. I salute the writer of a 600 plus page good book. GEM|
|Reviewed by Irene
|It's bound to make a hit|