After reading The Shop On Blossom St I thought I would try another by this author. Again, I grew to love the characters and couldn't put it down until I knew what happened to them all. I will be starting the next book in the series as soon as I finish typing this. As long as her books continue to be this good, I don't know if I'll ever go back to mysteries!
I thought that this Grisham would finally draw me back into his writing. Until it lost steam about half way though. I feel the ending was thrown together without much thought, and there were several holes that didn't quite get stitched up. Not enough to entice me to rush out for his next one.
I really enjoyed this book. The characters came to life, and the story line kept me interested. I didn't feel that the stories were already completed in previous books, like I sometimes feel with movie sequels. As long as she keeps writing about life on Blossom Street, I'll keep reading about it.
In depth police procedural that never had a slow moment. I really enjoyed the main character, she was so real to me. The murders were pretty graphic, so certainly not a cozy. The serial killer was pretty twisted, but is it who you think it is? Read the book and find out!!
While this is geared towards kids, I still found several recipes that fit the bill for getting dinner on the table quickly. Know that these recipes are generally just a few steps above the bologna sandwich and spaghetti stage. I'd say it would be perfect for 8-12 year olds, along with busy women who are always looking for a fast meal.
Very useful and basic cookbook that served me well during my fist years of marriage. This is a HB copy, still in very good shape other that the outside edges of the pages are beginning to yellow. Also, I smoke, so this cookbook has been in a smoking environment.
Two sisters, one with a 5 year old, move to a small town in the mountains. One believes that she just bought a B&B on Ebay, but she is getting a Bait and BBQ instead. The eldest put college on hold yet again to bail her baby sister out. Locals are a colorful crowd that will keep you smiling as the help keep her new business going. Add a little romance with the ex husband, and that rounds off this very enjoyable book.
This was my first historical fiction attempt. I have always feared that it would be annoying to read, filled with "proper" English words. I have also never been a fan of any history, finding most of it to be boring to me.
Bruce Alexander brought these characters to life! I feel as if I have personally met each and every one of them. I found myself involved in each of their activities, and feeling the emotions they were feeling. The mystery was not the same old same old that I have found in newer mystery novels, and was a fresh breath of air for me.
I will certainly be reading the rest of this series, and thank a fellow PBS'r for turning me on to another new author.
I'm not really sure how I should rate this book. On one hand, I thought the plot was very original. My family plays a lot of board games, so I could really relate to the main character and her family. On the other hand, I don't feel that the other characters were very well developed. Still on the fence about how many stars to rate it, so I'll say 4 star and give the author the benefit of the doubt.