Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Reviews By Tim: We are nearly at the end of another year.

Here we are, nearly at the end of another year. And if, like me, you don’t really believe that the Mayans had any intention of predicting the end of the world, again like me, you’re looking for good titles to read next. Here is a hodgepodge of interesting and well written. I’ll let you read these for not, but assure you that I plan on having more before month’s end. Happy Holidays!

On a rain-drenched night, a young husband runs to the corner shop - and never returns.

Eighteen years later, his body reappears.

-Reappears, wearing the same clothes, and on the same street from which he went missing.
-Reappears, and is the victim of a hit/run driver.

He looks exactly the same now as when he vanished.

His widow, Jennifer Parkes, is determined to solve this enigma once and for all.

Other bodies are found, all missing eighteen years. None seem to have aged.

On the trail of a vicious killer, Jennifer and homicide detective Neil Lachlan are drawn into a human minefield of deception and terror; into the depths of a mystery that baffles the police and defies logic. Investigating at the forefront of scientific and medical technologies, they confront a threat that is closer than either of them could ever have imagined.

My Review

This very well written, tale is so misdirecting that it allows for a great opportunity to escape. At about 50% or 60% done, the reader will have assumed several different possible scenarios. But you know what they say about assuming; just wait. It "ain't over 'til the plump lady sings!" If you get a thrill out of being so involved in the story you’re reading then there are times that you will be yelling at the characters for doing something you just know they shouldn’t. They will do it anyway and all the while the story builds to a hilltop from which there is only one way down and that is plummeting through crazy turns and dangerous obstruction. Read it and have fun! I sure did.
To Catch a Spinster

My Rating:

LOVED this! Photobuckethalf

Olivia Blakesley, self-proclaimed spinster extraordinaire, is quite happy with her life. She has her studies and her duties, what need does she have of a husband? With five sisters married she knows the reality does not live up to the promise, and does not need to personally experiment with the state to know she would be ill-suited to it. However, she finds herself envious of at least one aspect of marriage. But to experience the physical side of marriage, one doesn't need a husband, all one needs is the right man...

Nathaniel Jenkins knows his duty. Marry a young girl from a respectable family and father an heir, no matter how cold the endless parade of suitable girls leaves him. But a shocking proposal from a scholarly spinster leaves him wondering if unsuitable is just what he's looking for. Can he convince his spinster that marriage is the greatest experiment of all?

My Review

What a great hardheaded Victorian romance! Yep, I know that doesn't make any sense, but you will only understand that description when you read the book. If you enjoy that period when women were decorative and treated much like children until a strong lady came along to set society on its collective ear, then you must read this offering by Megan Bryce. The characters aren't your usual fare and the circumstances certainly scream a more contemporary attitude than most had in those days. I think it's the combination of a real man as opposed to a gentleman and a real woman as opposed to those frilly and silly girls that were so prevalent at the time. When these two come together such a refreshing story is the only natural result. Please Megan, do it again!

My Rating:

LOVED this! Photobuckethalf

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