C.P. Munro’s first major release throws readers into a world of unlived dreams, the desire for approval and a thirst to escape a life stricken with poverty. However, as readers will quickly realize, a rapid race to the top often results in an equally-fast fall from grace.
Ottawa, ON -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/09/2014 -- While the literary world hasn’t heard of C.P. Munro to date, the power and tenacity of her first novel is an indication that she won’t be forgotten any time soon. Fusing a gripping narrative with a powerful reminder of the dangers of greed, ‘The Decision’ is a debut release to be more than proud of.
Raised by a poverty-stricken family in Granville, Ohio, Joseph Hall has been poor his entire life. Frustrated at how little his life has offered him, he turns to dreams to get him through his days of want. Now a young man in 1940, he's ready to settle down with a girl, but even that is settling in his eyes. He wants more-but has no idea how he'll ever be able to rise above his humble beginnings. One fateful day, however, an act of chivalry for Margret, a beautiful heiress, sparks in him a dark ambition to seize what he feels he is owed-and his life begins to change.
He surrenders decency and anything else pure and launches himself into the privileged life he is determined to get by any means possible. In search of power, admiration, and acceptance in high society, he marries for all the wrong reasons. His new world is one of misdeeds, conspiracy, and intrigue, and he teams up with the antichrist himself, his brother-in-law. Neither cares to dwell on the tricky morality of their actions; that's for others to debate. Caught up in the whirlwind, Joseph doesn't see what dangers lurk ahead. By the time he realizes his mistake, it's too late.
Now he is faced with another life-changing decision.
Secrets revealed lead him toward a betrayal of another sort. He knows that the only path to salvation lies in escaping the deceitful ways that have made every dream come true. He needs to make a decision and has only minutes to do so. Will he make the right choice?
As the author explains, getting her book on the market is the realization of a very powerful dream; a dream that’s thankfully a lot more productive than that of her protagonist.
“I’ve spent my entire life wanting to become an author. This book required hundreds of hours of diligent work and I’m so proud to finally have it on the market. It’s a dramatic read that will ensure readers need only the edge of their seats.”
Continuing, “I wanted to offer a bold reminder of the dangers of greed. It really is something that can consume people, skew their ability to think rationally and often result in them hitting rock bottom. Yes, my example uses a lot of literary license, but it will leave readers with plenty to think about!”
With the book’s popularity increasing, interested readers are urged to purchase their copies as soon as possible.
‘The Decision’, published by iUniverse, is available now: http://amzn.to/1mU4Gl5.
About the Author: C. P. Munro
C. P. Munro, an entrepreneur, freelance writer, and poet, lives in Ottawa, Ontario, with her husband and family.