Books by Fiction
Broken Identity (2011)
3.09 of 5 Votes: 5
Oh boy the conversations are unrealistic. Ronnie saying "pallet?" Ben and drakes conversation. Oh and drake had half a tank of gas in an old truck and was able to drive 3 hours? Thinks the car salesman won't know his last name if they sign paperwork? Don't think that was the author showing th...
The Photographer's Wife (2014)
3.82 of 5 Votes: 1
I stumbled across this book whilst browsing and thought I'd like it and indeed I did. A cleverly constructed dual plot starting in the war and modern day. As the the story progresses we move forward in time until the two plot lines converge. I enjoyed this device and the way the plot was graduall...
The Crayon Messages: A Visiting Teaching Adventure (2008)
3.77 of 5 Votes: 1
This was a quick read. I was hooked almost from the moment I saw the cover & the title intrigued me also. And what did visiting teaching have to do with crayon messages??I work at a newspaper that is connected to a bookstore. I went out into the bookstore before the production day began & took it...
Sugar Pop Moon (2013)
3.65 of 5 Votes: 5
I thought this was a great, easy read if you're in the mood for a noir crime story with some atypical characters. Protagonist, Snowball, is a great device to explore racial tensions in Prohibition-era East Coast. The language captured the setting well, and it's a great weekend read that'll make y...
Queen Bee Goes Home Again (2014)
3.41 of 5 Votes: 5
I liked this book although it was not exactly what I expected since I had not read this author before. It was an easy read and had a lot going on in the plot. The book had romance, the struggles of someone going back to college at an older age and deciding what to do with their life, complicate...
The Yoga Club (2000)
2.69 of 5 Votes: 3
The Yoga Club by Cooper LawrenceFour costumed Sarah Palins bond when faced with adversity after witnessing a heinous crime. Ms. Lawrence background and exposure shows in this book. The characters, their behavior and the setting are so far beyond the bulk of the population that is smacks of fant...
South Phoenix Rules (2010)
3.72 of 5 Votes: 2
This is definitely not a love story for Phoenix. I used to read Jon Talton's columns when he wrote for the AZ republic (and his jabs at it in the book ring true!). This book exposes much of what is wrong with the city and brutally portrays the worst side of us. The sliding of the city parallels ...
Christmas Beyond the Box (2011)
3.07 of 5 Votes: 4
A collection of six short holiday-themed stories of "mystery and magic." These are more for the Twilight Zone crowd than those who enjoy the typical Christmas story. For those who object to tales of the supernatural and ironic at Christmas Time, I'll remind you that A Christmas Carol is a ghost s...
The Other Side of Divine (2013)
4.38 of 5 Votes: 2
This inspirational book has it all, which centered not with one person but several persons with different problems and solutions. I love reading these type of people who are lead by faith even when it doesn't seem popular with other and/or those who find comfort in learning to walk by faith. Thi...
A Death in Valencia (2012)
3.58 of 5 Votes: 1
The main character is a 40-ish, weed-smoking chief inspector suffering from depression and mysterious women problems that never quite get resolved. The plot deals with socio-economic, religious and political issues that end with an overly explained but expected solution. The best part of the book...
The Santa Klaus Murder (1936)
3.31 of 5 Votes: 5
Aunt Mildred, sister of Sir Osmond Melbury, declared that no good could come of the Melbury family's Christmas gatherings at their country residence, Flaxmere. She did not realise how prophetic her words were to be.Sixteen members of the family plus servants and a few other guests arrived to cele...
The Reluctant Detective (2014)
3.55 of 5 Votes: 3
Reverend Faith Morgan is visiting a rural church when the soon-to-retire vicar meets his untimely end; Faith, a former police officer, can't help but attempt to find out what happened, to the dismay with the chief officer on the case - who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend.This is a well-writte...
The Pig Goes to Hog Heaven (2010)
3.4 of 5 Votes: 3
For all the boredom I experienced reading book number two, the closing of this story brought all the pieces together. What a fascinating story, so entertaining and clever. I want to know how the author thought of it. Read this trilogy for a quirky Irish adventure that involves real people, ghosts...
Bad News Travels Fast (2000)
3.62 of 5 Votes: 3
This is the second book by Mr. Haywood that I've read, both Joe and Dottie Loudermilk mysteries, and I've enjoyed both of them. Both this one and "Going Nowhere Fast" involve the Loudermilk children and the troubles several of them get into and how their mom and dad find ways to extricate them. ...
Lime Creek (2011)
3.26 of 5 Votes: 3
If a novel could be a poem, Lime Creek is it.Arresting in its imagery, surprising and poignant in both its style and point of view, Lime Creek transports the reader in its sharp realism like a stage rambling over an uneven trail, but comforts in the softness of its delivery - like the reassuring ...