Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Charley Davidson is the grim reaper. From the day she was born, she could see dead people and help them to “cross over”. To pay the bills, Charley works as a private investigator and consultant for the police. She uses her gift to help solve murders and other unexplained deaths. She is aided in her work by her assistant Cookie, her uncle the cop, a rival private investigator, and any number of ghosts. But when the case heats up, it’s Charley who takes the beating.
This book was a fun, sexy read. Charley reminds me of Stephanie Plum with superpowers. She has great instincts, but ultimately makes a lot of stupid decisions that get her into trouble. I recommend this book to fans of the Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris and the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
This novel was an intriguing period piece that kept me guessing to the end. I recommend it to British mystery fans.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Why does Hallie's garden have blood red soil and every plant grow into the color red? Hoffman has spun 14 interlocking stories tying them with history and the intricate web of Nature with the descendants of the first settlers to the present. It is a haunting yet magical read.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Rose the main character witnesses a murder and hides out in an Amish household while the search for the murderer goes on. While in the household she is reacquainted with Amish raised paraplegic Jake Zook. Rose also meets 16 year old Becky, a single Amish Mother, shunned Sam Hershberger and Davy and Annie Stoltzfus. Rose demonstrates grace and forgiveness, while doing this she also comes to grip with her own need for forgiveness. I found this book to be a good story and an easy read with lessons in it that I could benefit from.