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The fateful day Mimi Marcus has dreaded begins with a phone call...

The wife of a U.S. Marine, Mimi spent countless nights worried that her husband Joel would fall in the line of duty. He had fought valiantly and served his country with honor. That's exactly what they tell her when they deliver the news-Joel was taken by the enemy in Afghanistan. Her husband is dead.

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Paperback, 358 pages
Published December 22nd 2015 by Limitless Publishing
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✿kawehi.reviews
Dec 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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☆ I received an ARC via Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!! ☆

TEASER 1 Till Death

This book isn’t what I expected. And I don’t mean that in a mean way.
The beginning was a little bumpy, but over all, it was all there and pretty cohesive.

For an author debut, this book tugged at my heartstrings. I can’t imagine what goes on in the head of a military spouse and their significant other. It cannot be easy.

Getting into Mimi’s head and witnessing the shock, the pain, the anguish or losing her hu
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mad4rombks
Apr 01, 2016 marked it as not-interested-no-thanks  ·  review of another edition
Non-HEA book disguised as a romance book.

No thank you.
Elle's Book Blog
Dec 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Complimentary copy received via the author for an honest review. Thanks!

:: 4.5 Teary-Eyed Stars ::

WOAH! This book is definitely an emotional read and has many twists and turns that will keep you gripping the pages (or your kindle). This is a great debut novel by Cristina Slough, and I am very excited to read more by her in the future. Romance lovers beware though, you don’t exactly get the happily ever after that you so crave with this one. There is also a bit of a love triangle. But please, d
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Kate's Corner
Dec 19, 2015 marked it as 09-nuff-said  ·  review of another edition
Please note that this is my personal opinion and in no way whatsoever is it to be taken at face value. Different strokes and all that.
This is a very promising story and it isn’t written badly. The writing style isn’t for me and it comes over as way too jilted and choppy. Unfortunately today I also tried to start it for the second time and it just isn't sucking me in grabbing me and saying read me, read me. I know that this book can’t be written in entertaining way but it is really depressing. I
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Kat at Book Thingo
Apr 02, 2016 marked it as avoid-like-the-plague
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Three Chicks
Jun 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review by Jen Hagen

“Hold on to this memory. Right here, right now.”

Joel is getting ready for his deployment to Afghanistan. This will be his second tour, and the first as a married man. Mimi and Joel have been married a month, and understandably she is a little nervous for Joel to leave her side, but even in her worst nightmares she never thought he wouldn’t come back. Joel was taken prisoner in a foreign country and declared dead. Mimi is lost…looking for direction…when she decides to visit th
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Saunders
The premise of this book was promising but the story (for me) didnt deliver. The book is quite wordy and at time over descriptive. The plot is and one that we have read probably several times but what didnt work for me was the over emotion. There was just too much and the ending but just eye rolling over the top.

Not for me.
Cocktails and Books
I had to DNF this one at 30% in. The writing style of the author and I just didn't mesh. I even did the worse thing possible, skipped to the end to see if I could push through, but that made it even easier for me to say "forget it.".
Casey
Dec 22, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Till Death Us Do Part is Cristina Slough's debut novel, so I really had no idea what to expect here. While I did think that this story had potential, ultimately this one wasn't for me. The blurb really caught my attention, but between the story and writing style this book wasn't what I had been expecting at all. I think that there are some readers that will enjoy this story, and it is very possible this one was just not for me personally.

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Cyndi Becker
Dec 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
☆.•*`*•• 4.5 Stars •☆.•*`*••

There was just something about this book that drew me in. I was perusing the Tasty Book Tours site and kept coming back to it and so I signed up. The premise intrigued me and had me a bit frightened. I was certain that there could be nothing but heartache in this read. That is mostly true, but not entirely (but mostly it is true). There is A LOT of drama in this story - characters aren't who they seem. I believe we are meant to love Mimi, but she makes some questionab
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Michelle
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Diane
This story felt a little slow moving and difficult to get into at first, but the more I read, the more engrossed I got. And as the story progressed, I literally had a hard time putting it down until I finished. And, what a finish!

Brit Mimi met and married an intense U.S. Marine named Joel Marcus while he's in England. After a short honeymoon, he's sent back to Afghanistan.

When Mimi gets the call that every military wife dreads and finds out Joel was taken by the enemy and killed during a missio
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Carlene Inspired
ARC provided via Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
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Mimi Marcus spends her days in London, working and spending time with family, while she waits for her US Marine husband, Joel Marcus, to come home from deployment. They're each other's whole world and Joel's promised he will be coming home. Except, he's captured and killed and Mimi is left with nothing to connect with his memory. She embarks on a journey to get to know the husba
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Heather
Jul 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm kind of surprised by the mixed reviews this book received; I really enjoyed this story line! It takes a strong writer to have a reader move from loving to hating and then to sort of understanding a main character. That's exactly how I felt about Joel. I loved him in the beginning of the book: he was so kind and loving towards Mimi, his reasons for being a marine were heartfelt and he adored the ground she walked on.

But then Mimi travels to Texas and meets Joel's brother Austin and his son Ja
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Meredith
Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-keeps
I have been given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

The prologue of this book is very well written. The descriptions of 9/11 in particular are very accurate and bring the details of that day back to me. The first couple of chapters are quite choppy, so you have to stick with it as it does bounce from scene to scene. I wasn't sure I was going to stick with the book at this point, but there was something telling me to carry on. Once the story reaches the part where the main character, Mimi
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EscapeNBooks
Guest Review by Tammy Cole
The premise of the book was so intriguing to me and I love a good military book so I was super excited to read this. The whole plot line was intriguing, but I felt the author really lost momentum in the last half of the book. The big secret that was huge, but the way she portrayed one of the men to me seemed really off from the way he was portrayed in the beginning. I did finish this book, but was honestly disappointed in not only the ending but the writing style as wel
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Edith
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heartwrenching

Not all stories have a happily ever after. This one left me sad but hopeful. Looking through my library for a light read I accidentally opened this one and was captured from the first sentence. Does one really ever know the person they married is the question that begs an answer. Its the one that is constantly asked throughout.
Shelly Wygant
Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book will take you on a wild ride. From happiness to heartache to happiness then heartache again. Prepare to feel so many emotions while reading. Then the end. WHAT!?!?!?

A great romantic read that is full of angst. Ms. Slough will keep you guessing on what will happen next.
Sara Schoen
Mar 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4/5 Stars
No spoilers

This book isn't what I expected it to be, but not in a bad way. There were a few teary eyed moments, and for those who know me know I hate to give spoilers. So let me give you what I can, marine, which always get me because who doesn't love a man in uniform, a hot cowboy from Texas (I had to ignore that some family lives in Texas) and plot twist gnat had me not only question the lies that could be told to me, hidden
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Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Jun 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Newly married Mimi Marcus learns that her worst fear has been realized when she receives notice that her US Marine husband has been captured and killed by the enemy in Afghanistan. She knew going into the relationship that it was always a possibility given the line of work he chose, but nothing could have prepared her for this moment. She has never known a pain like she is suffering now, and feels the only way she can fully move on and finally let him rest in peace is to go stateside and spend s ...more
Jane Hunt
Mar 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This story isn’t what I expected but it’s enthralling and I couldn’t put it down until I’d finished. At the beginning I expected a supernatural element but the story’s twist, is more down to earth, yet keeps you guessing and gasping right to the end.

Mimi and Joel’s serendipitous meeting and whirlwind romance is like a fairytale. Joel’s imminent deployme
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Maria
Mar 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What do you do when the live of your life dies? For Mimi it meat leaving London and traveling to Texas to meet the brother-in-law she never knew and find out about the life and childhood her husband never really told her about. But when she gets there she uncovers that her husband may not have been quite the man she thought he was. As she begins to sort through shocking revelations and begins to have feelings for Austin little does she know that the most difficult test yet is right around the co ...more
Alison
Mar 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If I’m honest I was expecting a run of the mill romance from this book. The cover belies what is within. I’m astonished tihs is Christina’s debut novel because it is so in-depth, pulls at the heartstrings and has an overwhelming amount of information. I felt as though I was listening to a Military wife at times.

The story centres around Mimi and Joel initially but then involves his brother Austin. Mimi is so desperately in love but her world is shattered when Joel is deployed to Afghanistan. The
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Melissa Burcham
Mar 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
I was asked for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.

CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS

Wow what a book! This was a very good military romance story. There was plenty going on to keep the pages turning! There were even a couple of whoa, didn't see that coming moments! I loved the multiple points of view from each of the characters involved in the story. This added so much depth and other views to the story!

Mimi is a newlywed military wife. Joel is in th
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Lilly James
Mar 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hot military guy, smoking hot cowboy, what the hell is not to love?
Actually, not all is what it seems. Brit Mimi marries US marine Joel, and I quickly fell for Joel within the first couple of pages. However, after a lot of tears, twist and turns start to unravel within the story and along with that and the writing style, it kept me on my toes! The story gave me shock after shock and I did not see any of it coming! Joel is not the man he first makes out to be and I’m glad he was exposed.
Now we
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Christina Kaye
Apr 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The first thing I noticed about this novel was how well Slough handled the military family/deployment issue. Not sure if she has a military background, but I do, and I was able to relate immediately with Mimi’s feelings about her husband deploying for Afghanistan. She nailed it.

I must agree with the other reviewers, do not expect your standard “happily ever after” ending with this novel. It’s definitely not your typical, run-of-the-mill romance novel. It’s full of suspense, twist, and turns and
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Amazeballs Book Addicts
Wow, Till Death Us Do Part is amazing read. Mimi meets and marries the man, Joel, of her dreams. She is so in love with him. He's a U.S. Marine and is deployed in Afghanistan. Mimi gets the worst call ever that Joel is gone. This sends her on a journey to the place where Joel grow up. I'm not really sure what she expects to gain out of her visit but what she finds out is not what she expected. At the Ranch that Joel grew up she meets his brother Austin. Austin is a little stand offish at first b ...more
Donna Porter
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mimi Marcus married her love Joel and after the honeymoon he was being deployed for the second time to Afganistan. Like any young wife she is worried he will not return to her this time. As time goes on he goes on a dangerous mission and he is captured and killed according to the military. Mimi is devestated She knew very little about Joel so her friend, Meg, thinks it would be good to go to Tesas and find out about Joel. She does know he has a brother, Austin, with whom he didn't get along. Wel ...more
Ashley
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dear Cristina,

I could not put your book down.

At first I was in love with Joel!! Like seriously, a HOT Southern boy turned US Marine, whats not to love?!?! Then you broke my heart and I was crying, ALL BEFORE PAGE 50!!

Then I fell in love again with a Cowboy, Austin. Not only did I fall in love with him, but I started to really hate Joel for getting in the way.

Austin is the caring and give everything for others vs Joel the selfish 'if i don't share it, it never happened' jerk face! Then you bro
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Natalia Inzunza
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a ride... 'Till Death Do Us Part' made me feel all the feelings. I could hardly put the book down! Definitely a must read.

At first, the story seems simple but as you read on it becomes complicated in so many ways. I personally found it easy to understand what each character was feeling, which made them relatable. Just when you think you know all about one of them, everything changes and you're left having to sort what you think you knew.

I can definitely picture this novel becoming a success
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Cristina Slough is a Women's Fiction author.
Her debut: Till Death Us Do Part was released in December 2015.

Her second novel: The Life She Left Behind is available for purchase now.

Cristina writes about raw human emotions, and subject matters that are very real to women.