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Summary

Jesse McGinnis has it all - the woman she loves, two beautiful children, a successful career. But when news comes of the massacre on Mount Perish, will it lead her on a collision course with disaster? Will Jesse reach the mountain in time to save any members of the Ponak tribe? Will she come to her senses and return home, or will she walk away, protecting her children from her safely guarded secret? 

And when a stranger comes into her life and threatens everything she holds dear, will Jesse be able to survive the greatest heartbreak of all?

©2020 Shelly Wilson (P)2020 Shelly Wilson

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A fitting end to the Devil trilogy

I briefly considered adding this story to my Books of Christmas challenge but I’m glad I didn’t. Even though Christmas and Christmas traditions feature prominently in it, The Devil That Broke Us doesn’t exactly scream Christmas spirit. It’s an interesting book, a fitting end to the Devil trilogy but it’s a hard book to read. Or listen to, as is the case. I liked Elizabeth Saydah’s narration of this book a lot more than the previous one.

The book begins in 1914, when the letter warning Jesse of the danger the Ponak were facing arrives, at last, bringing back memories of 1873, when Jesse left her family to try and help the tribe. That’s where we left her at the end of book 2, on her way to the mountains, too late to help anyone, and where we find her again, in a flashback, that will then work its way forward to 1914.

I was hoping, after everything they’ve been through in the first two books, that Jesse and Abby would have a nice and joyful life from now on. Of course, that would have probably made for a more boring story, and I understand completely why the author didn’t choose that. Still, this final book in the trilogy brings the McGinnis family more than its share of grief. Jesse and Abby lived a long and full life, however, with a lot of love and joy too, but the overall feeling I was left with at the end was more bitter than sweet.

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It had everything

This is easiest one of my favorite book series. Must say I got really emotionally invested in the story. I have so much on my mind about this that it has left me without words.
All I can say is that I recommend this, it's worth your time.
Beautiful narration.

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  • Raychal T. Ashton
  • 16-11-21

Awesome Story!

I have to say that this series is in my top 5! It’s funny, sad, painful, and beautiful!
I totally suggest you try this series out!

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  • Jane Rogers
  • 24-05-21

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l touches embroidered through out the story. Great use of family relationships over the generations and the importance of death in all these relationships. Gender’s importance is that it’s unimportant and love truly is where these characters live.

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  • Stacy Alexander
  • 23-02-21

Must read

This has been by far one of the best books I have ever read. I was so invested in these stores and in the lives of Jesse and Abby, their children and friends. I was truly sad to see this series end.
Amazing audio.!!🥰