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The Last Merry Go Round

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When fear underlines the answer, Y E S becomes a trap with ominous consequences.

There are three letters when put together that can change your life—they can either bring happiness or sadness. The letters spell the word Y – E – S. When spoken lovingly, Y E S means everything. When fear underlies the answer, Y E S becomes a trap with ominous consequences.

For Diane Fletch
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Kindle Edition, 254 pages
Published November 1st 2019 by Mirador Publishing
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Anita Kirk
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is definitely worth reading, it is well written and has got a memorable ending. It is intense and exposes dark secrets. It has got emotional moments and it is fast paced.
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Joseph Spence Sr
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Last Merry Go Round—What A Ride!
Reviewer: Joseph S. Spence, Sr.

Introduction: The Beginning!

This book starts out hitting the ground running. Richard, the antagonist, is certainly a wife beater, abuser, devious jerk, egotistical maniac, and a shrewd character to humanity. His subjugated wife, Diane, is like a puppet on a string. When he pulls, she jumps as high as he wants. He has her well trained. He only cares about his financial portfolio, Wall Street Journal, Italian gold wristwatch, fanc
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Ben Wolfe
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: drama
Diane is in a toxic relationship. Mentally, emotionally and physically abused, Diane endures beatings, rapes, and belittlement from her husband. When I first started reading this book, I sighed, not wanting to return to the victim mindset I had left so many years ago in the past. But C.L. Charlesworth pulls you in, kicking and screaming. Almost before you can help yourself, you want to yell advice to Diane and beat the crap out of her husband. It is hard to imagine such abuse over the years let ...more
Calvin Harris
Apr 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
In some novels, the cause of the protagonist's dilemma is slowly built, not in the case of the last merry go round. You feel like you have been hit with bricks, instead of building with them as you read the first few pages… There is no subtle process here, and that’s OK too, for the author knows she has your attention.

This is a novel that propels you with recognizable themes - Knowledge, is knowing to walk away from a bad relationship, but it cannot be replaced by the Courage it takes to walk aw
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Bonnie
Nov 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Diane Fletcher has a lot of issues. Married right out of high school, into a family of great wealth, she loves her husband and her daughters. She is also afraid every minute of her life. She relies on alcohol, sedatives, and a psychiatrist that may or may not be helping her. Richard, her husband, has his own coping mechanisms.

There is more than one secret in this family, and those secrets in end will make them or break them. Does Diane have the courage of her convictions? What about Helen, her m
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Jeff Jones
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best things about my job as a professional editor and proofreader, is that I get to read books in genres that I would never otherwise consider and are quite some way outside my comfort zone. The last merry go round by C.L. Charlesworth is definitely one such book.

This is not a book that I would normally have picked up off a shelf in a book store and I am very lucky that instead this author approached me as a potential client. Had she not done so, I in all likelihood would never have r
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Ayesha Fathima Muskaan
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
THE LAST MERRY-GO-ROUND is a book that speaks on the problems of a woman who faces in a aristocratic family. Here we see how the husband has been product of patriarchy and is highly obnoxious about his wealth , he treats the Diane as a sex object and nothing more . She has been losing peace and happiness every day. The author has penned the issues of such families in raw and very true form , there is nothing hidden. We realise that when most people envy these rich people , they don't understand ...more
M.C.V. Egan
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
In, "The Last Merry Go Round" the writing is very good, I dare say FABULOUS. C.L. Charlesworth has a beautiful way of weaving words whilst tackling a heavy subject. I love the irony of the "Merry" in the title and also using Merry-Go-Round as life has a way of inserting the vicious circles until we have the courage to get off.
Toxic relationships that can n away be as addictive as alcohol and sedatives. The story-line is very clever, and the book is well written, but divided in a way that makes
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Trina Pion
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Diane Fletcher married into the rich and powerful Fletcher family right out of high school. She raised three daughters with an abusive husband. Now they are grown with their own lives but Diane's hell continues because she continues to take unspeakable abuse. This Denver family is full of secrets and it is time for Diane to peel back each one. The reader is left wanting to know what horrors await Diane and whether she will overcome or be destroyed by them. I highly recommend this poignant page t ...more
Valerie Danjou
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellently written with characters so vivid. This is a MUST READ !
Kathryn Barnard
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great! Definitely took me away. Sometimes a hard to read book, but it kept me going and I couldn't wait to get back and read more!
Kelly Zimmer
Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Is there such a thing as fast-paced literary fiction? The answer is yes. I was sucked in on page 1. Well worth the read!
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