Well written fictionalized account of the earthquake that devasted San Francisco in 1906. This actually focuses as much on the political corruption that was going on prior to, and during the earthquake, as it does on the disaster itself. very thought provoking book.
Too many implausible coincidences. Ending seemed hurried and forced to me. Did not like the way the next book in the series was set up in the ending of this one. I agree with a previous reviewer...did not believe that Kristi would be the one to foresee the future..should have been Olivia.
This book did not live up to previous books by Lisa Jackson.
I couldn't put this one down. I love the continuing storyline that began with The Surgeon. This is the second book, that up to this point, is a series of six. read them in order because you start to develope a relationship with these characters and you care what happens to them next.
This book both fascinated and horrified me. It's the true tale of the harrowing blizzard of January 1888, as it swept the northern plains of the US. I wanted to jump into the pages of the book and make the children that ventured out into the storm stay in what shelter they could. My heart broke for the families who lost loved ones. This book will move you.
The best book in the series in my opinion. Harper is not nearly as wimpy in this one as I feel she has been in the previous three. It always drove me nuts how dependant she is on Tolliver. While I still feel a bit icky ( couldn't think of a better word ) about their relationship, I've gotten used to it. I'm not sure if this is the last in the series but it sure seems like it. Everything was wrapped up nicely in this one and the ending was a bit of a shocker to me. I literally never suspected and I usually figure things out in mysteries way before the end. Kudos to Charlaine Harris for the surprise ending. I hope I'm not giving anything away to those who have yet to read it. I'm trying to stay vague about details.
The one thing that drove me nuts was that it was set in my city, Garland Texas. It is glaringly obvious that Ms. Harris must have just picked the name from a map because all her descriptions are way off. I like when books set in certain cities give accurate details and make me feel like I know something about those cities when I'm finished reading. This gave no accurate details at all of my hometown.
A good second book in the Harper Connelly series. I sometimes get exasperated with Harper for seeming to always need taking care, but I'm still interested in the premise of the books.
As another reviewer said, there is a complication in the plot near the end of the book that I am not liking. I hope that isn't the direction the series is going in.
Engrossing book about nature's fury and how it devastated Galveston in 1900. I want to say I enjoyed this book but that doesn't sound right saying that about such a huge disaster. I'll say instead that I found it fascinating and horrifying.
One of the best books I've ever read. I was really hesitant to read this one, based on all the glowing reviews. I'm usually let down when expecting a book to be brilliant. Not this time. I still find myself haunted by this book. This is definitely a must read.