Sunday, January 20, 2013

#7 Three Graves Full by Jamie Eccleston

Jason Getty has been haunted by the body in his yard....convinced he would be found out someday. Now the police are digging up his yard, but they are after another body all together!!! A wonderful story of twists and turns, made all the more wonderful by the psychological pangs of fear and suspense only Jason knows.
This is a very twisted tale, a rope of a story with more knots and tangles than your average string of Christmas lights! You will be on the edge of your chair throughout most of the story, even though your vantage point changes. The layers of tension just go on and on. I thoroughly enjoyed every shiver!

#6 The Second Rule of Ten By Gay Hendricks and Tinker Lindsay

I must say, Tenzing Norbu is my favorite new book character since Dean Koontz "Odd Thomas". I was thrilled to be able to read this second book of the series and will be waiting (not so patiently) for the next!
What a joy to get a peek inside the mind of a very nontraditional sleuth. I won't spoil the story for you, but we again find Tenzing involved in a complex mystery that touches places inside him, with some surprising results. There is even a chance at possible romance.....a trip to India and well as the many twists and turns of the stateside mystery that reaches back to WWII. If you have a longing for something other than a predictable, formula mystery, this is the book for you! What else could you expect from a hero that is both a retired LAPD detective and a retired Tibetan Monk? I wish I could say I read it slowly, savoring every moment, but no, I devoured it like a starving pilgrim at the end of a long fast..quickly and with great excitement and enjoyment!

#5 The Widow of Larkspur Inn By Lawana Blackwell

I was enthralled to read the story of a penniless widow and her children, forced to move to a derelict inn in a small country town, with money borrowed from her former butler. Imagine my surprise when she was NOT rescued by a wealthy squire or prince who swept her off her feet. This is a much more gratifying story, based more in the realms of reality than storybook fantasies. Solid story, fully fleshed characters (warts and all) with an ending made much more satisfying by its feeling of reality! Christian based, but not "preachy". This is a story well worth the time.
ISBN# 0764202677

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

#4 The Taming of a Wild Flower, Book 3

The Taming of a Wild Flower, Book 3 by Samantha Jillian Bayarr
Jane and Bradley seem to have come full circle, childhood sweethearts, now together again after Jane's husband had died. Expecting their first child, they also plan for a foster child to join their already large family. Blessings have a way of doubling as do sorrows at times. Follow this tale of their joys and tears as their oldest readies himself to leave the nest and their family grows in unexpected ways. Jane's brother has a farming accident but seems to be recovering well when things take an ominous turn. I very much enjoyed seeing this family meet life head on!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

#3 Little Wild Flower book 2

Little Wild Flower, Book 2 by Samantha Jillian Bayarr
Jane felt blessed with a wonderful husband Elijah, as they begin married life. It's all new to her because she wasn't raised Amish. She was happy to put the dark times of her childhood behind her and start new as Mrs Zook. One child, then another, as the family grows so does her confidence in her role of wife and mother. It all seems perfect. Then tragedy hits and she must face the demons of her past to move forward.
Her faith sustains her as she struggles to accept what haws happened. Finally, she plans a trip to her childhood home to see if by putting the old demons to rest, she can banish her new ones as well. She discovers a gift she could have never imagined.
You will enjoy following her footsteps of discovery. The best of Amish fiction. Showing life as it IS, warts and all, and how faith can ease our journey, no matter how unexpected the path may be!

#2 Little Wild Flower, Book 1, by Samantha Jillian Bayarr

Little Wild Flower, Book 1 by Samantha Jillian Bayarr
Jane was angry, because her mother was a drunk, they had to move out of the city to the middle of nowhere, to a house that didn't have a bathroom! It didn't even have electricity! How could her parents expect her to live without all of her friends in a place like this?! Her father wants them to learn from their Amish neighbors.
Quite something for a teenager to adjust to under the best of circumstances.
We follow Jane as she navigates life in this strange place. There is a Boy, a neighbor, Elijah, that catches her eye, but at 14, she is much to young to date, or "court" as her Amish neighbors call it. Follow along as their young love blossoms.
A sweet tale of young love.
ISBN# 1453602968

Saturday, January 5, 2013

#1 Automatic Woman

Automatic Woman by Nathan L. Yocum
Jolly was suspended, drunk and accused of murder. No one would believe the mechanical, clockwork woman had killed the old man and not Jolly.
The Swan Princess had done the deed, but how can you prove that? Can you? Before you, yourself are a victim.
You will find this a dark and twisted mystery, with danger at every turn. You want to close your eyes, but can't resist looking.
From a visit with Charles Darwin, who knew the old man before the automaton's creation, to Lord Barnes, known as the greatest Thief Hunter of all time.
Jolly Fellows finds one blockade after another, usually with painful results.
In the end what he loses is great, but also what he wins.
This is a book to keep you spellbound.