Tess O'Rourke dreams of becoming the first female chief of police in Long Beach, California. As commander of the East Division, she is well on her way...until the night she responds to an officer-needs-assistance call and fatally shoots an unarmed teenager. Despite being cleared of wrongdoing by a grand jury, Tess is so hounded by the public that she takes a job in Oregon to escape the bad press.
It is great to read about honest characters, timely and realistic situations with quality and creativity. Janice Cantore has a great style that excites and entertains. The truth in the story is the public does not know all the particulars in a case, just what is reported - to make a staunch judgement based on that limited information is foolish and dangerous. This is one of those writers that I will buy without hesitation - I do listen to the narrator sample first. I have to say, Alice Anne English is one of the best.
Thanks again for a great read!
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Alexia D'Clere didn't ask to be Protector of the Spear, but after her dying mother gave her the tiny metal object and made her promise to keep it safe, she had no choice. Orphaned at age eight, she began to take over the running of her parents' castle with the help of a trusted steward. Yet when a plot to murder her was revealed, a friar whisked her away to live hidden in the forest. There she learned to shoot expertly with a bow and arrow and hone her skills to see into the spirit realm.
This is the book I want to read and share with everyone... I love the humanity and the Divine gently reminding me I'm not alone and that sometimes I just need to STAND!
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Five years after the Death Star was destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor were defeated, the galaxy is struggling to heal the wounds of war, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins, and Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords - the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic....
I'm glad I finally got to these books. It makes driving to work more interesting!
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Child of the Appalachian mountains, Tess Spencer has experienced more than her share of heartache. The Glock-wielding, knife-carrying housewife knows how to survive whatever life throws at her. But when an anonymous warning note shows up in her best friend Miranda's mailbox - a note written in a dead woman's handwriting - Tess quickly discovers that ghosts are alive and well in Buckneck, West Virginia.
You can follow the twists and turns fairly easily in this journey of past invading present, but keep your eyes open... I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Even when you think you know where you're going it's a good idea to hang on and pay attention. I can't wait for the next book!
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When 30-something housewife Alison Monaghan discovers proof of her husband's infidelity in a photograph with a mysterious woman, she must decide how to confront Frank when he returns home from work. Despite the influence of her best friend, Valerie, a strong Christian, Alison remains aloof from God and is determined to handle this crisis her own way. But Alison may not get that chance. Frank never makes it home. Soon his body is found on a lonely back-country road.
I like real people who suddenly struggle with challenges that rock their world. These characters experience a new reality but it's done with grace and humor. Lessons are learned and twists are amazing! Will read more from this author any day!!!
Claire’s visit to a luxury hotel in Maine awakens repressed memories and threatens all she holds dear. In 1989, Claire Dellamare disappeared from her own fourth birthday party at the Hotel Tourmaline on the island of Folly Shoals, Maine. She showed up a year later at the same hotel, with a note pinned to her dress but no explanation. Nobody knows where Claire spent that year -- and until now, Claire didn’t even know she had ever been missing. But when Claire returns to the Hotel Tourmaline for a business meeting with her CEO father, disturbing memories begin to surface . . . despite her parents’ best efforts to keep them forgotten. Luke Rocco lost his mother under equally mysterious circumstances -- at the same time Claire disappeared. After a chance encounter reveals the unlikely link between them, Claire and Luke set out together to uncover the truth about what happened that fateful year.
Fun, twisty and insightful! This is another great book from Colleen Coble. She is one to trust. I know her books are good for me as well as entertaining.
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Here is a new collector's edition of this modern classic as you have never heard it before, read by Natalie Goldberg herself and then infused with her most personal reflections about this "magic manual" for all writers. Try these ingenious, Zen-based exercises to expand your writing skills - or just for fun.
Writing is a passion. I'd like to get to the lessons without the Zen Master information. This is one I would skim through and put back.
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