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BLOGWORDS – Tuesday 21 December 2021 – TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – (MINI) BOOK REVIEW – THE RECKONING AT GOSSAMER POND by JAIME JO WRIGHT

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TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – (MINI) BOOK REVIEW – THE RECKONING AT GOSSAMER POND by JAIME JO WRIGHT

                                                                             

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THE BLURB

For over a century, the town of Gossamer Grove has thrived on its charm and midwestern values, but Annalise Forsythe knows painful secrets, including her own, hover just beneath the pleasant façade. When a man is found dead in his run-down trailer home, Annalise inherits the trailer, along with the pictures, vintage obituaries, and old revival posters covering its walls. As she sorts through the collection, she’s wholly unprepared for the ramifications of the dark and deadly secrets she’ll uncover.
A century earlier, Gossamer Grove has been stirred into chaos by the arrival of controversial and charismatic twin revivalists. The chaos takes a murderous turn when Libby Sheffield, working at her father’s newspaper, receives an obituary for a reputable church deacon hours before his death. As she works with the deacon’s son to unravel the mystery behind the crime, it becomes undeniably clear that a reckoning has come to town–but it isn’t until another obituary arrives that they realize the true depths of the danger they’ve waded into.
Two women, separated by a hundred years, must uncover the secrets within the borders of their own town before it’s too late and they lose their future–or their very souls.

THE AUTHOR

B1gr-g181PS._SX800_Daphne du Maurier and Christy Award-Winning author, Jaime Jo Wright resides in the hills of Wisconsin writing suspenseful, mysteries stained with history’s secrets. Jaime lives in dreamland, exists in reality, and invites you to join her adventures at jaimewrightbooks.com

MY REVIEW

When you read a story by Jaime Jo Wright you know it’s going to be a good one. Gripping, edge of your seat, page-turning mystery and suspense. Doubly so with her dual timeline, and yet the past is so linked with the present.

Secrets just don’t stay hidden. Somebody, somewhere always knows. And someday, somehow, it always comes out. Even if it’s decades later.

Ms. Wright has splattered unexpected twists on every page, mysteries that seem to pull Annalise further from the answers she seeks. And closer to spilling her own secret. The more she discovers, the more questions she has.

A hundred years earlier, Libby Sheffield has mysteries of her own, practically handed to her. She, too, is caught up finding more questions than answers in her search for the truth.

What happened at the newspaper a hundred years ago? And what does it have to do with events in present day Gossamer Grove?

Ms. Wright pens a story with more intrigue, more chills, more questions, and keeps her reader’s attention to the very end.

ROBIN’S FEATHERS

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I purchased this book and offer my review of my own free will. The opinions expressed in my review are my own honest thoughts and reaction to this book.

 

#Blogwords, Tuesday Reviews-Day, #TRD, (Mini) Book Review, The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond, Jaime Jo Wright

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BLOGWORDS – Monday 20 December 2021 – TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY-on-MONDAY – BOOK REVIEW – LOST IN DARKNESS by MICHELLE GRIEP

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TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY-on-MONDAY – BOOK REVIEW – LOST IN DARKNESS by MICHELLE GRIEP

 

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THE BLURB

Even if there be monsters, there is none so fierce as that which resides in man’s own heart. 

Travel writer Amelia Balfour’s dream of touring Egypt is halted when she receives news of a revolutionary new surgery for her grotesquely disfigured brother. This could change everything, and it does. . .in the worst possible way.
Surgeon Graham Lambert has suspicions about the doctor he’s gone into practice with, but he can’t stop him from operating on Amelia’s brother. Will he be too late to prevent the man’s death? Or to reveal his true feelings for Amelia before she sails to Cairo?

THE AUTHOR

71A5fij338L._SY600_I hear voices. Loud. Incessant. And very real. Which basically gives me two options: choke back massive amounts of Prozac or write fiction. I’ve been writing since I discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. I seek to glorify God in all that I write–except for that graffiti phase I went through as teenager.

MY REVIEW

Dead set to never return to her past, Amelia receives news that leaves her no choice. In an age when women didn’t enjoy the luxury of a career, Amelia Balfour has made her mark, and is loathe to leave it behind. Just a small detour, though, only a slight delay…

After years asea, Graham Lambert has landed what he believes to be the career position he believes will set the course for his future as a surgeon. But when his mentor offers a groundbreaking—and questionable—procedure for the son of a wealthy benefactor, Graham has more questions than answers.

As she does so eloquently, Ms. Griep criss-crosses Amelia and Graham’s paths—and their heartstrings. With each page, she raises the stakes and the suspense, and the affection Amelia and Graham are beginning to feel. With every page, Amelia’s impatience to return to her life begins to wane. With every page, Graham feels he must act [SPOILER.]

Pulling from threads of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Ms. Griep twists a tale of human nature and of torture. Of a life spent in hiding and in misery. Of medical experiments and unthinkable consequences. But most of all, Ms. Griep writes of faith and of love.

ROBIN’S FEATHERS

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I received a complimentary copy of this book, but was under no obligation to read the book or to post a review. I offer my review of my own free will. The opinions expressed in my review are my honest thoughts and reaction to this book.

#Blogwords, Tuesday Reviews-Day-on-Monday, #TRD, Book Review, Lost in Darkness, Michelle Griep

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