My Mother The Man Eater

Christian Books, Mystery & Thrillers, Romance

By Tracy Krauss

Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing

ABOUT Tracy Krauss

Tracy Krauss
Multi-publihsed, award winning and best selling author, artist and playwright. Studied at the University of Saskatchewan and currently lives in beautiful Tumbler Ridge - BC's waterfall capital. Visit her website 'Fiction on the edge without crossing the line'.


Loaded with humor, action, intrigue and romance, My Mother the Man- Eater is the exciting story of a woman whose search for meaning in life finds an unexpected outlet. Joleen Allen is on the hunt for a man. Unfortunately, every time the mother of five meets one, he falls for one of her daughters instead! At forty-four, Joleen has lived a tough life. She became a mother at 16, and her five daughters are now grown. Her ex-husband, Harold, is out of prison and back in the picture, looking for revenge. He’ll stop at nothing – even murder – to ruin Joleen’s reputation as well as her relationship with their daughters. My Mother the Man-Eater makes for some truly tempting and redemptive reading.

The inspiration for this book came from playing the Sims. Really! The interesting characters and twisted inter-relationships soon mushroomed into the idea for this book!

Apex Reviews - Reviewed By Kenya Dow
Official Apex Reviews Rating: 5 stars

An accomplished, proud mother of five, 44-year-old Joleen Allen has set her sights on true love; unfortunately, every time a promising prospect comes into the picture – he bypasses her for one of her daughters. To make matters worse, her ex-husband – fresh from a stint in prison – soon makes it his mission not only to ruin Joleen’s good name, but her life as well. An eclectic, conflicting mix of personalities themselves, Joleen’s daughters don’t do much to alleviate the stress in her life – especially when their actions lead to the exposure of some of the family’s deepest, darkest secrets. With her familial bonds quickly falling apart at the seams, can Joleen summon the strength to hold it all together...?


            My Mother The Man-Eater is a surprisingly powerful tale. Skillfully mixing dramatic suspense, tender romance, and tantalizing shots of wicked humor, author Tracy Krauss paints the compelling portrait of a desperate soul in search of fleshly solutions to spiritual problems. Chronicling Joleen’s tempestuous relationships with everyone from her daughters to her would-be suitors to her murderous ex-husband, Krauss presents the reader with a flawed, yet valiant protagonist you can’t help cheering for. Throughout it all, readers are sure to relate to Joleen’s complicated search for love and redemption as one they’ve either taken or will take soon, reminding them that – though the journey may be rough – the glory of finally reaching the destination makes the obstacles along the way more than worthwhile. A thoroughly entertaining, highly rewarding read.

Indie Excellence Book Award Finalist for religious fiction 2011