Thursday, April 28, 2011


Joleen Allen is a 44-year-old single mother of five young adult daughters, Jasmine, Jill, Jennifer, Jinger and Jade. But, Joleen isn’t content to remain alone and is on the prowl for a man, usually a younger man, and that results in competition with her lovely daughters who tend to take those men away from her. Hence, the provocative title. To further complicate matters, her dreadful ex-husband, an ex-con, reappears to raise all kinds of havoc in her life and theirs.

My Mother the Man-Eater is the eventful story of a woman whose search for meaning in life is successful in a way she never anticipated. This lengthy novel is full of humor, action, intrigue, romance and finally redemption. The mixed-up family is torn apart and eventually repaired through discovering God and renewing the love they share for one another. Tracy Kraus weaves a fantastic and uplifting story. If I had to find one thing to criticize it would be an excessive use of descriptive dialog tags, but other than that, it’s a great read. And, I love the cover which sets the mood for the book perfectly!

A hearty thank you to Tracy Krauss for giving us the opportunity to review her unique new novel, My Mother the Man-Eater.

Paperback: 560 pages
Publisher: Eloquent Books
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609765850
ISBN-13: 978-1609765859