#ShareAReviewDay Tuesday is Back!

In an ongoing effort to bring back some of this blog’s most popular features, I hereby announce the resumption of #ShareAReviewDay Tuesday. For full instructions on how you can share your favorite or latest reviews, please click on the link entitled “General Blog Rules & Share A Review Day Instructions” in the black header bar above.  I will schedule the reviews 2 per Tuesday in the order in which I receive them.  (NOTE: I will need to set these posts up myself, even for those of you who are contributors to the blog. Thanks.)

And now, to start things off, I’m sharing one of my reviews from That Darkest Place: Riverbend Book 3.  This is basically the way I will set up your reviews each Tuesday. Hope you’ll enjoy taking part!


5.0 out of 5 starsThis book has it all – Suspense, Romance, Tragedy and Humour

24 September 2018
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase

That Darkest Place is the third book in Marcia Meara’s Riverbend series. It begins where the second one finishes and tells the stories of the older two Painter brothers, Jackson and Forrest.

Marcia has an insight into the workings of the human spirit that makes for compelling reading. There’s the sense of struggle, of families disagreeing but solidly behind each other, of menace from the unknown antagonist and the tender, sparky love scenes which are always wonderfully done – there’s joy and mischief and twinkling there that makes those scenes for me! She handles these scenes with a light touch that avoids graphic description yet captures the essence of the delight, the amazement, the miracle of love.

There’s also the subtly interwoven information about strokes, counselling and recovering from physical and emotional trauma that grounds the progress in a way that feels real and ‘right’. As with Hunter, the subject of the second book, the real hook as far as I’m concerned lies in the interaction between the characters and how readily we can identify with them. These fears, confusion and delight are common to us all and her ability to express them so realistically means that we share in them and become part of them, too.

I’d read these in chronological order to avoid spoilers even though they can all be read as standalones. Settle down somewhere cosy and prepare yourself for a most satisfying experience!


In Book 3 of her popular Riverbend series, Marcia Meara, author of Wake-Robin Ridge, A Boy Named Rabbit,and Harbinger, takes another look at the lives of the Painter brothers—Jackson, Forrest, and Hunter. While Hunter is home again and on the mend, the same isn’t true for his oldest brother. Jackson’s battle has just begun.

“There are dark places in every heart, in every head. Some you turn away from. Some you light a candle within. But there is one place so black, it consumes all light. It will pull you in and swallow you whole. You don’t leave your brother stranded in that darkest place.”
~Hunter Painter~

The new year is a chance for new beginnings—usually hopeful, positive ones. But when Jackson Painter plows his car into a tree shortly after midnight on January 1, his new beginnings are tragic. His brothers, Forrest and Hunter, take up a grim bedside vigil at the hospital, waiting for Jackson to regain consciousness and anxious over how he’ll take the news that he’s lost a leg and his fiancée is dead. After all, the accident was all his fault.

As the shocking truth emerges, one thing becomes obvious—Jackson will need unconditional love and support from both of his brothers if he is to survive.

Just as he begins the long road to recovery, danger, in the form of a sinister, unsigned note, plunges him back into bleak despair. Scrawled in blood red letters, the accusation—and the threat—is clear. “MURDERER!”

Will the long, harrowing ordeal that lies ahead draw the Painter brothers closer together, or drive them apart forever?

Suspenseful and often heartbreaking, this small-town tale is a testimonial to the redemptive power of love and paints a story filled with humor, romance, and fierce family loyalty.

Buy  That Darkest Place HERE

Marcia Meara, Author

Marcia Meara lives in central Florida, just north of Orlando, with her husband of over thirty years, four big cats, and one small dachshund. When not writing or blogging, she spends her time gardening, and enjoying the surprising amount of wildlife that manages to make a home in her suburban yard. At the age of five, Marcia declared she wanted to be an author, and is ecstatic that at age 69, she finally began pursuing that dream. Her belief in the redemptive power of love is a unifying factor in both of her popular series and her poetry.  Today, she’s still going strong, and plans to keep on writing until she falls face down on the keyboard, which she figures would be a pretty good way to go!

Marcia has published six novels, two novellas, and one book of poetry to date, all of which are available on Amazon: 

Wake-Robin Ridge
A Boy Named Rabbit: Wake-Robin Ridge Book 2
Harbinger: Wake-Robin Ridge Book 3

Swamp Ghosts: A Riverbend Novel
Finding Hunter: Riverbend Book 2
That Darkest Place: Riverbend Book 3 

The Emissary: A Riverbend Spinoff Novella
The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody

Summer Magic: Poems of Life & Love 

Marcia’s Amazon Author Page

You can reach Marcia via email at marciameara16@gmail.com or on the following social media sites:

The Write Stuff: https://marciamearawrites.com/
Twitter: @marciameara
Facebook: www.facebook.com/marcia.meara.writer
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/marciameara/

47 thoughts on “#ShareAReviewDay Tuesday is Back!

    • Thanks, Darlene. It’s one of my favorites. And I’m glad you’re glad to see #ShareAReviewDay back again. For me, this was something I looked forward to every week, and I hope ALL of you guys will take advantage. Just check the instructions for a full list of what I need and email the items to me, and I’ll do the rest. Easy-peasy, and there just might be a few new eyes on your lovely books! 🙂 ❤

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    • Thanks, Harmony! I’m excited to get this up and running again. And thanks for the compliment on the review, too. It’s a fave of mine, for sure. 🙂 ❤ Now to see how many folks respond in time for next Tuesday! 😀 And thanks so much for the reblog, too! ❤

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    • Thanks, Mae! And I’m most definitely looking forward to sharing some of your reviews here over the weeks ahead. Hope we got LOTS of participation. It’s a great way to find new books we want to read, in addition to giving other writers some additional exposure for their work. Everything I need is listed in the Header Link under “General Blog Rules and Share A Review Day Instructions.” Let me hear from you, and we’ll get you going. 😀 ❤

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    • Thanks, Diana. This was a popular feature for a couple of years, but then life went sideways for a year or so, and it got lost in the shuffle. I’m very happy to be bringing it back, and it is open to ALL. Just check the header bar link for instructions and think about what/when you’d like to share a review. (And since it’s an ongoing feature, you won’t be limited to only one.) 🙂 ❤

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    • Thanks, D.L. I’m glad you like the idea, and I’m also glad you are planning to read the Riverbend books when time allows. And last, I’m looking forward to having you participate in #ShareAReviewDay, too! All instructions are in the header bar link, and I hope you’ll join us! 🙂 ❤


    • Thanks so much, Teri. It’s a fave of mine, for sure. Hope you’ll consider participating in #ShareAReviewDay at some point. All instructions can be found in the header bar link, and we’d love to have you take part! 🙂 ❤

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    • Thanks so much, Robbie. It’s one of my favorites. And I’m glad you’re pleased to see #ShareAReviewDay return. Me, too! Hope you’ll decide to participate, too. 🙂 ❤


    • Thanks, Jacqui! It’s one of my favorite reviews, and if I wanted to show these brothers mending fences and moving forward, I felt I had to have the information there for them to understand what they were dealing with. Plus, I’ve had big-time experience with strokes in my own life to draw on, as well as doing updated research. I hope it works well for any who read this one. 🙂 And do consider taking part in this newly returned feature. Would love to have you share with us, too. 🙂 ❤


    • Aw, thanks, Staci. I’m glad you’re happy for the return of #ShareAReview Day, and I’m really glad you enjoyed this book. I agree, too, that Nicki did an outstanding job on this cover. It says everything I wanted it to. Now, when you can squeeze in the time, I hope you’ll participate by sharing some of your favorite reviews over the weeks ahead! 🙂 ❤

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    • Thanks, Miriam. It was a popular feature way back before I fell so far behind, and I’m happy to be bringing it back. Thanks for participating. I received your email, and so far, it all looks great. Will get back to you as soon as I have you scheduled for a definite date. 🙂 You have a great weekend, too! ❤

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