Beauty in the Broken is now available!
I’m blown away by all the wonderful comments and reviews. Here are a few of my favorites:
“A little masterpiece.”
“Explosive, intense, disturbing, passionate and oh so freakish good you’ll be staying up late reading.”
“It will resonate long after you have read the last word.”
“Pauls’ writing is flawless as always, rich but never pompous, direct despite her use of allegory and the poetic images she manages to evoke with her enviable use of words.”
“Angelina is the most complex, well-rounded character Charmaine Pauls has ever created.”
“Beauty in the Broken is Charmaine Pauls’ BEST so far.”
At 415 pages, this one is a biggie, two books in one, but didn’t want to split it in two. The ending is conclusive and there are no loose ends. I’m hoping to write another novel in The Diamond Magnate series in the near future. The book is very dark, but I promise there is light at the end. 🙂
A big thank you to all of you for your wonderful support. This story wouldn’t have happened without you!
If you haven’t read it yet and would like to give it a go, step into the diamond world of South Africa, and get ready for a crazy, wild ride.
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BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN (A Diamond Magnate Novel)
Six years ago, Harold Dalton framed me for theft and sent me to jail to steal my diamond discovery. He gave his daughter to Jack Clarke in exchange for the excavation rights. Today, I’m walking free, and I’m coming for him with a vengeance. Six years of cruelty make beasts out of men. I’m going to take back what he stole from me, and more. I’m not interested in his properties or shares. I don’t want his small change. I want his biggest asset. Beautiful, mentally unstable, Angelina Dalton-Clarke.
Worth billions, she’s the wealthiest widow in the country, and also the craziest. Her self-harming tendencies had Jack declare her incompetent before he put a gun to his head and blew out his brains. Lina isn’t allowed to touch a cent of her riches. Her father manages her finances. He has all the signing power. As her husband, that chore will fall to me. But if she thinks I only want her for her money, she’s sadly mistaken.
* This book is a stand-alone. No cliffhangers. Trigger warning: Contains violence and abuse that may upset sensitive readers.